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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for hateful finger-pointing in a truly civil society

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by Alice Wu

    ... In a tolerant society, do we have the moral right to be intolerant? We can't outlaw bad taste or rudeness. Does that mean we're encouraging these despicable traits? The true test of civility ... Alice Wu Alice Wu is troubled by the incivility on display of late in Hong Kong, which has less to do with a peeing toddler than the reactions to it Uncivil society The call of nature has ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - PRIVACY

    Activists, civil society groups call for overhaul of governments’ privacy laws

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:44pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has teamed up with more than 100 civil society groups and leading activists to call on governments to overhaul their privacy laws, stop secret mass surveillance online and the persecution of whistle-blowers. Those concerns were raised by the group in a letter addressed to the Open Government ...

  3. Penta-Ocean pioneers Asian marine and civil engineering

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan In Japan, Penta-Ocean Construction has a strong image as a specialist in marine and civil engineering works with more than 100 ... and various university teaching facilities. Its civil engineering works include site formation for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, the Laying of Western Cross Harbour Main from West Kowloon to Sai Ying Pun, ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Failure to enforce laws bad for society

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... Failure to enforce laws in Hong Kong is bad for society Prior to my retirement after proud service in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force all my working life, I often had to reassure my ... of laws and honest people to enforce the laws, a well-trained and politically neutral civil service, with Beijing giving Hong Kong a free hand in most areas, and things could only go upward. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean and capable civil service needed to realise Xi Jinping's 'Chinese dream'

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:27pm by HILTON CHEONG-LEEN

    ... Hilton Cheong-Leen Hilton Cheong-Leen believes China needs a well-trained and well-paid civil service if the nation is to modernise and curb corruption Raising morale In May and June ... of a recent column in this paper advocating raising salaries for low-level civil servants. Such action is long overdue. China needs a modern, well-trained civil service with the knowledge, skills ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... Karla Simon and David Yang Karla Simon and David Yang say the government should allow NGOs to play a bigger role How civil society can work to easethe turmoil in a modernising China While ... might mean for the growing role of civil society in China. The slogan refers to economic reforms- the new push for industrialisation, information technology, urbanisation and agricultural ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... internet contacts. At this stage, civil society on the mainland is fairly well developed. It can organise social campaigns of different scales; that is, it can say "no" to the government. It is almost impossible for the state to suppress civil society now. The civil rights movement has become more autonomous, more critical, and it wants to be free from the state's control. However, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... Nora Sausmikat is a Sinologist specialising in political reform and civil society in China. She leads the China programme at the German Asia Foundation. Chang Ping is a current affairs ... to a freer and more open society There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts- no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century- like the cleavage between ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com 'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat says hard work may not be enough for today's young people Chef sees a society turning sour Food has always ... are not happy," said Yeung. "Hong Kong is always changing, it's important for the government to keep an eye on the health of the society." Yeung joined an earlier influx of mainlanders ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Flushed out: civil servant is author of toilet guide

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Crusader trying to spread HK values to the mainland endures online taunts of 'traitor' Flushed out: civil servant is author of toilet guide ... crowded streets, sky-high rents, widening gap between rich and poor and crumbling rule of law have apparently all given him cause to weep. Hui- a pseudonym he uses due to the fact he is a civil ...




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