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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  2. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society head's comments on Beijing's white paper followed change of attitude on Occupy Central and success in Qianhai economic zone Ups and downs and U-turns of Ambrose Lam When Ambrose Lam San-keung was re-elected president of the Law Society in May, few would have predicted that a month later he would be at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rising political intolerance is threatening Hong Kong society

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:03pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says the increasing intolerance in Hong Kong politics is dividing society and could cause long-term damage Growing rift Hong Kong has never been so intolerant. There have always been anti-gay voices; conservatism and the influence of religion-based schools and pressure groups like the Society for Truth and Light have made that inevitable. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1566228/rising-political-intolerance-threatening-hong-kong-society
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

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

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

    ... 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 ... misconstrued as condoning unlawful, unhygienic and inconsiderate behaviour in public. Must we tolerate the intolerant? John Rawls, in A Theory of Justice, concludes that a just society must tolerate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1504279/no-place-hateful-finger-pointing-truly-civil-society
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Xu Bing's Asia Society retrospective demonstrates conceptual thinking

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by John Batten

    ... John Batten It Begins with Metamorphosis Asia Society Until August 31 This mini-retrospective at the Asia Society is the brainchild of one of China's most cerebral and challenging ... transformation of materials. Xu came to prominence in the early 1980s with a self-developed written "language" whose form and layout looked like traditional Chinese but, in what may have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1557001/xu-bings-asia-society-retrospective-demonstrates-conceptual
  6. A business mind: making a sponsorship marketplace for university societies

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:50am by CHRIS LAU

    ... societies, and I was impressed by the creativity among the students,” she recalls. Some wanted to start an art project, while others hoped to put together a sports event, she says, although none ... and funding to achieve their dreams,” says the founder of Launchpilots, a startup which now serves more than 500 university student societies across the Greater China Region. “We’re a sponsorship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1555244/business-mind-making-sponsorship-marketplace-university-societies
  7. Magazines - Style - VISION

    Gucci CEO promotes brand's essence while giving back to society

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... What changes have you made in the Chinese market? A: The Chinese market and Chinese luxury consumers have recorded not just an incredible growth in the past seven or eight years, but also a remarkable evolution. Chinese customers' preferences have [developed], and [that] has happened much faster than anticipated. This is very much influenced by the Chinese client's enhanced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1540352/gucci-ceo-promotes-brands-essence-while-giving-back-society
  8. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Robert Miller's HK$100m gift to Asia Society highlights arts funding woes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A HK$100m donation to the Asia Society highlights the never-ending struggle small arts groups face trying to keep their heads above water The art of begging When Duty Free Shoppers founder Robert Miller donated HK$100 million to the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre last month, the news stunned the cultural sector. It was the largest donation made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542630/robert-millars-hk100m-gift-asia-society-highlights-arts-funding-woes
  9. News - China Insider - NGO

    What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:25am by Erin Hale

    ... narrowing civil and political freedoms,” Wang said.  “There seems to be a multi-layered or strategic targeting of various facets of Chinese society, which in the past were fairly strong, [and] have ... society, which are already quite worried about what’s been going on in the past year and a half. This might signal further restrictions on NGOs to come.”  Gearing up for a crackdown, or reform? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576613/what-beijing-summer-increased-harassment-surveillance-leaves
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" document that reiterated the special administrative region's judicial independence and high degree of autonomy. The verdict of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534091/law-society-backs-white-paper-has-no-answer-national-security

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