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  1. Vote-rigging cannot be tolerated in a fair society

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and pro-establishment camp. Many believe the pro-Beijing and pro-establishment parties, particularly the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, managed to trounce the opposition ... have made many question the results and suspect that they were manipulated. Elections must be fair, open and transparent. Since direct elections were introduced in the 1980s, Hong Kong has been ...

  2. Society needs engineers to find their voice for public discussion

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... responsible and dedicated role in society, and for the government to stimulate technological development and engineering education. Hong Kong would not be an advanced modern city today without a safe ... networks). This is a result of technologies planned, installed and maintained by engineers and other workers. Engineering as a profession has low social status in Hong Kong. Jobs in the service ...

  3. Big society

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Hong Kong survived the constitutional reform saga last year, moving one firmer step towards universal suffrage, but the polity remains as divided as ever. Critics point ... a blame game in politics, which doesn't help solve problems. Facing worldwide economic fluctuations and the challenge of global competitiveness, the belief in the 'Hong Kong ...

  4. Confined by society

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the chief executive officer of Civic Exchange, Christine Loh Kung-wai, spoke for many when she asked: 'How is it that Hong Kong, one of the richest societies in the world, falls behind ... is now celebrated globally on November 20. In Hong Kong, however, there will be children this year who will feel they have little to celebrate, and parents who consider their offspring have been ...

  5. A demonstration of students' commitment to our society

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rachel Tsang Recent events at the University of Hong Kong have generated much soul-searching about the values of Hong Kong's youth. Given the debates on national and moral education, ... and social issues abound in Hong Kong. Special mention must be made of Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, whose rubbishing of the issue helped secure headlines and sustain this issue for at least ...

  6. Unmarried couples should be fully represented in courts and society

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to feature in the 2011 Population Census. They don't seem to feature too much in the judicial system either as Hong Kong fails to provide comprehensive protection to those who don't marry ... to quit', July 3). They've worked out you don't have to be married to fall in love and have a family with someone. So why, once again, does Hong Kong lag behind with social change? Over 20 ...

  7. Asia Society's co-chairs 'to build a shared future'

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been vice-chairman of the society's board since 1998 and is chairman of its Hong Kong centre. Meanwhile, the society's centre in Admiralty is expected to be open in the first quarter ... appointed an Asian to the position, to be shared with a former US government official. The Hong Kong property tycoon (pictured) will serve as co-chair with Henrietta Holsman Fore. Fore- a former ...

  8. Is Hong Kong taking care of animal rights?

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... behind other developed societies in protecting animals from cruelty. Moreover, constant review of the legislation is necessary to enhance animal welfare, she adds. Hong Kong also does not have ... Charmain Li, Melody Cheung Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College The sight of pampered pooches being carried around by their owners is common in Hong Kong. Yet, how many of us care ...

  9. Law Society wants mainland exam scrapped due to poor pass rate

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip After seven years of 'appalling' pass rates, the Law Society has called on Beijing to do away with the exam Hong Kong lawyers must take to practice law on the mainland. ... citizens were first allowed to take the exam. Until 2008, not a single Hong Kong practicing lawyer passed. Law Society president Huen Wong said that most successful candidates were originally from ...

  10. Ronnie Chan to be co-chairman of Asia Society

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been vice-chairman of the Asia Society's board since 1998 and is also the chairman of its Hong Kong centre. Well-known in Hong Kong for his outspoken views on local politics, the property ... The institution is planning new offices in Hong Kong, a project which will involve the conservation of four former British military buildings in Admiralty. The new centre will be open to the public ...




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