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  1. Amateur spirit set to shine

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... TO MAKE THE SHOW less religious is one problem. To turn more than 40 amateur actors and actresses into professionals is another. And lots more problems have to be faced. But all these have not reduced the enthusiasm of the crew of the musical Spirit. A cl ...

  2. School reforms 'don't breach the Basic Law'

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of the Basic Law. It held that the schools still remained autonomous under the reforms in the sense that they ran themselves through their own committees. The appeal court's decision means ... of the diocese. It said the reforms hindered the diocese in running its schools in accordance with previous practice. It argued the reforms were inconsistent with the Basic Law, which provided for freedom ...

  3. Religion and Basic Law

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting identifies several articles in the Basic Law influenced by religious groups. The articles are a legacy of the pre-1997 days, he says, when religious groups were allowed to operate companies and apply for public funding. 'The intention of the Basic Law is to maintain the relationship between government ...

  4. stage set for basic law showdown

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... it breaks the Basic Law. Members of the bills committee, who have been scrutinising the Education (Amendment) Bill 2002, will meet for one final special meeting to debate whether the legislation ... Man-kwong said: 'We can't make a law that contravenes the Basic Law. The government should prove the bill is compatible with it.' The Catholic Church and the Anglican Sheng Kung Hui ...

  5. Laws exist to ban sect, says institute; experts doubt it

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... relationship with the mainland and violate the 'one country, two systems' principle provided by the Basic Law, he said. Most speakers at the forum supported his push for action, and the China ... unconvinced that the government has enough legal ammunition to prosecute and disband the Falun Gong. Albert Chen Hung-yee, a Hong Kong University law professor and a Hong Kong member of the Basic Law ...

  6. Catholic Church in no position to disobey law

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diocese and rule that the legislative process failed to take into account a principle in the Basic Law regarding the preservation of religious autonomy. But this is a decision that will be made by our judges, some of whom are recognised as the top legal minds in the common law world. And if the ordinance has to be amended it will be done by lawmakers who are to varying degrees voted ...

  7. Stick to your duties, religious leaders told

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Zen's remarks against Article 23 of the Basic Law have been echoed by the United States amid growing concerns that the legislation against subversion, secession, treason and theft of state ... that this marked the end of demonstrations. But it has been proved that it was only crying wolf,' he said. Mr Tien said he had already explained the impact of the national security law ...

  8. Silence is not an option

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... as a representative of the religious sector. We fought for direct elections to the Legislative Council in 1988, and debated the drafting of the Basic Law. When the pro-democracy movement started in Beijing ... The interpretation of the Basic Law separated many parents and children, which breached our basic belief in family union. We could not turn a blind eye to this. We also had to speak out against Article 23 ...

  9. Court hears appeal against school reforms

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... yesterday heard the diocese's judicial challenge, which says the reforms took away protection of religious autonomy under the Basic Law and violate the policy of '50 years: ... with the Basic Law, which provided for the freedom of religion, and the freedom of religious bodies to conduct their affairs unfettered by government interference. He argued Cheung was wrong because ...

  10. Islamic law move threatens to 'Talebanise' Pakistan frontier province

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... of the region. The proposed 'Hasba' accountability law that envisages 'reforming the society in line with the Islamic teachings'' threatens to have far-reaching effects ... Islamic teachings the governing law and appoint a religious cleric as ombudsman with wide-ranging powers to enforce the proposed law. Under the plan, the ombudsman will have police to monitor ...




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