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  1. Debate a healthy part of a free society

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be able to speak out about the things they need. Then, of course, the government has to react to what the people say and put into place structures that support a free yet nurturing society ...

  2. Tax-break hint for handicapped hires

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to others wishing to bid for contracts openly. However, when tax incentives were suggested, he replied that 'this can be considered'. The exchange with the Fu Hong Society- an election ... was unable to make promises on the spot and was careful to explain why he had to consider different sections of society. He said the Fu Hong Society should concentrate on bidding for contracts ...

  3. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tsang fended off worries yesterday, a day after a newspaper reported that My Home Purchase Plan, a rent-or-buy programme that he commissioned the Housing Society to operate in 2010, might be aborted after chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying takes over in July. The government has yet to sign a memorandum with the society for the project, designed as a relief measure for would-be ...

  4. Handout era

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the demands of children. The consumerism of society means that they are bombarded with messages about perceived must-haves. Busy mothers and fathers, on guilt trips about not being able to spend ... in adulthood, the desire continues for every need to be met. The trend is especially noticeable in developed societies, but Hong Kong's circumstances make it especially challenging. A government ...

  5. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung Chun-ying is assured of a singular place in history when he is sworn in today as the city's third chief executive since its return to Chinese sovereignty. He will be our last ... elected by universal suffrage. That is a big if. He has set himself the challenge of building a fairer society by first addressing the pressing issues of a growing wealth gap and unaffordable ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... although Tsang himself indicated in March that the case was still alive, when he said it would be inappropriate of him to join the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference until ...

  7. You need more history lessons, Mr Tsang

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and a moderately well-off society. Mr Tsang, ever the diligent student, came up with his own list of 'three insists', calling for economic development that is sustainable and balanced, ... and tolerate no dissent. In fact, the Cultural Revolution shows how important it is for a society to have real democracy. This is the lesson that Mr Tsang should take to heart: democracy good, ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's Chinese identity. We do not like the idea of that kind of propaganda. I believe a more subtle approach should be adopted to enhance Hong Kong's Chinese identity. With China's ... a diversity of topics and presenting multiple perspectives to enable students to benefit and strengthen their identity as citizens and enhance their sense of belonging to society. Jason Lam, Tuen Mun ...

  9. Overseas news release written in Chinese only for... Chinatown readers abroad, perhaps?

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Its audience is, presumably, overseas, and English is, after all, an international language. But, true to form, the subdivision issued a Chinese-only summary. Perhaps it only aims at people in overseas Chinatowns. This follows another Chinese-only release based on a Department of Statistics questionnaire on care for racial minorities under the title: 'No one should be left out: ...

  10. Rita Fan airs 'suspicions' over Li Wangyang death

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference members who had expressed concerns over Li's death. However, Fan was reluctant to discuss the details, saying that she was not even ... Kong cannot accept the claims that Li committed suicide,' she said. 'In the past few days, not just the media, but people from different sectors in society, and even some of my ...




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