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  1. Healing process

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A QUILT CAN keep you warm. But it can also provide spiritual support for people who have lost a family member or a friend to Aids. The Hong Kong Aids Memorial Quilt Project, organised by TeenAIDS, is creating a teddy-bear version of the project dedicated ...

  2. A matter of basic rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho With the debate over the constitutional review raising questions about the correct interpretation of the Basic Law, I cannot help but wonder if different interpretations may also arise from Article 37, which says: 'The freedom of marriage of Hong Kong residents and their right to raise a family freely shall be protected by law.' Currently, same-sex couples ...

  3. Law amended, not interpreted: Bar chief

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Lawyers said the NPC Standing Committee had amended the Basic Law, not interpreted it, and agreed it had placed a new hurdle in the way of constitutional reform. Hong Kong Bar ... requirement for political reform that was nowhere to be found in the original texts of the Basic Law annexes, Mr Chan said. The new requirement was that the Hong Kong government report to the Standing ...

  4. Mind that gap in democracy debate

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Xiao, who helped draft the Basic Law, sought to remind his audience that the interest of 'one country' took precedence over the aspirations of Hong Kong people for political reform. ... be introduced under the principles laid down in the Basic Law. As to whether there is such a need, he appeared to think not. He reiterated the notion of 'putting the economy first'. Professor ...

  5. Lawyers plan silent march over 'damage to the rule of law'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hundreds of lawyers are expected to march against the government's decision to seek Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law, which they say has damaged Hong Kong's autonomy and rule of law. The call to demonstrate comes as members of the Article 45 Concern Group of legislators plan to meet Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary-general of the NPC's ...

  6. The longer we leave the security laws, the better

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the issue less of a lightning rod. Removing the deadlines, explicit or not, will also help the public and politicians focus on the merits of the proposed laws. Since they are required by the Basic ... From the moment the government issued its consultation paper on national security laws last autumn, the timing of their passage has played a crucial - and distracting - role in the debate. ...

  7. Barristers see risks in shorter term for chief executive

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... without damaging the Basic Law's integrity. The barristers of the Article 45 Concern group of legislators said despite the fact that a two-year term would benefit their fight for democracy, Beijing's changing of the rules of the game would amount to 'naked interference' in Hong Kong's autonomy. Barrister Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said Article 46 of the Basic Law clearly stated ...

  8. Lawmakers clash over leader's term

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pro-government side wants Beijing to interpret Basic Law Pro-government and business-friendly legislators yesterday called on Beijing to interpret the Basic Law in support ... supported the government's claim that Basic Law drafters had intended the successor of a chief executive who quit in mid-term to only serve the remainder of the term, although Article 46 ...

  9. Premier calls for unity in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... of the National People's Congress in his first report on the work of the government. Stressing that the central government would strictly adhere to the Basic Law, Mr Wen told the congress: 'We ... lawmakers who had breached their inaugural oaths by failing to uphold the Basic Law. 'They have been bad-mouthing Hong Kong and our country. They are disgusting! Disgusting!' he said. ...

  10. HK may act early on fugitive transfers

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... and secretary for security fail to try their best to pursue this problem, I think they should step down, as defending the 'one country, two systems' [principle] is a basic thing they should ... of the mainland Criminal Law, especially whether a suspect in Hong Kong who plotted a crime through the internet with mainland accomplices would be considered to have committed the criminal act ...




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