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  1. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the day, thus saving electricity and not causing harmful health effects. I still remember an old civil servant telling me that his serious neck problems were caused by having an air conditioner positioned right behind him in his government office. People should not just have a fan in their sitting rooms but also in the bedroom. You can get a good night's sleep from having it set ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... these measures fail to have an impact, violence sometimes ensues. The civil rights movement has been aided considerably by the internet, especially microblogs, and the guidance of human rights lawyers. ... It is almost impossible for the state to suppress civil society now. The civil rights movement has become more autonomous, more critical, and it wants to be free from the state's control. However, ...

  3. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of independent civil society, the rule of law and greater respect for human rights as essential prerequisites for China's long-term prosperity and sustainable growth. The experience of both Britain ... It is right that Britain expresses its concerns about human rights in China. We remain concerned by the recent detention of activists, including artist Ai Weiwei. We continue to call for his release ...

  4. Activists say they no longer expect much help from abroad

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... saying they don't fear this pressure any more.' The muted international reaction to the mainland's human rights abuses means Chinese authorities know they are at liberty to jail ... Verna Yu Ma Yalian was released from detention only a week before the China-United States human rights dialogue took place in Washington this month. Like many petitioners who have tried ...

  5. Wild Grass: China's Revolution from Below

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... argue that the booming economy will give mainlanders the money and education to demand civil liberties. After years as the Wall Street Journal's China correspondent, Johnson knew the worst ...

  6. Open minds

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mentality is a fundamental distrust as well as apathy of the Hong Kong people. This prompts a long-standing question of whether democracy is attainable without a strong and mature civil society that is based on civic participation. In the past decade or two, Hong Kong civil society has grown in size but not in impact. Take public engagement in charitable activities as an illustration. Both ...

  7. Professor of porn reveals naked truth of web sex

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the end of the year. The book, an examination of sex culture and civil liberties, also covers the sex blogosphere, youth attitudes to porn in Hong Kong, and the Chinese obsession with cosplay, ...

  8. HK enjoys a slice of the good life

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... unemployment and civil liberties while preserving stable families and community life. The United States, with the world's second-highest gross domestic product per capita, (US$41,529) placed 13th ...

  9. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am an American native English-speaking teacher and several students have asked me to give an appraisal of the newly released Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) English exam packet- all 93 pages of it. First of all, I am simply gobsmacked at the unabas ...

  10. Mission to develop rule of law on mainland

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland is, nominally, part of the civil law tradition and Hong Kong has its roots firmly in English common law. 'Our mission is to contribute to the development of the rule of law ... strengths as having respect for the rule of law, individual liberties and a belief in human equality. He thinks that such a paradigm shift will come to the mainland only when an independent ...




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