• Thursday
  • August 21, 2014
  • Last updated: 7:55pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 972 for civil rights and liberties

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... might still threaten civil liberties, a human rights group said. But because of Macau's controls, more stringent than Hong Kong's, observers said they believed the proposal to ban acts ... Monitor, said the vague definition of some offences, plus the general lack of protection for civil liberties, made the bill more worrying than its shelved Hong Kong counterpart. 'The worst ...

  2. Britain's watchful eye should look deeper

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... principle of the Joint Declaration has worked well and that the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Joint Declaration have been respected. Because Hong Kong's handover was so controversial, ... is significant since it marks the end of the first quarter of Hong Kong's 50-year life as a special administrative region. Thankfully, so far, its rights and freedoms continue to be protected. ...

  3. Beijing law expert backs trade seats in reform debate

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Implementing universal suffrage does not mean that functional constituencies have to be abolished, a leading mainland expert on Hong Kong affairs says. The Legislative Council's trade-based seats could be preserved when full democracy was ...

  4. Survival of civil liberties the most valuable facet of Tung's legacy

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that Hong Kong's civil liberties would vanish when we came under Beijing's thumb. It never happened. Thus if foreign journalists are now to issue a report card on Mr Tung's ... the doubts they cast on him in 1997. We have our civil liberties as fully as we ever had them under British administration and this is a very good record. But cast your mind back to those television ...

  5. Chamber pushes for action on universal suffrage

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Demand for full democracy in 2012 must be acknowledged: business group Hong Kong's leading business organisation has urged the government to release a timetable for full democracy before 2007 and acknowledge the political reality that 201 ...

  6. We depend on more than the courts for our rights

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... been controversial since the group was outlawed on the mainland, raising the issue of finding a delicate balance between civil liberties and public order under 'one country, two ... of the Court of Final Appeal judges on issues concerning civil rights and freedom. Against the backdrop of gloom and doom over human-rights protections, developments in the city since the handover have ...

  7. Don't let retiring senior civil servants work

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the right of civil servants. This will help many civil servants take the government to court in future. Ordinary civil servants do not enjoy 360 days' accumulated leave, which is only allowed to expatriate staff or those at the top end of the directorate scale. This is why the normal six-month 'freeze' for retiring civil servants usually rules out the double-benefit problem. ...

  8. Political reforms critical to social stability, says EC chief

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has urged Beijing to introduce political reforms, saying democracy and civil liberties are the key to sustained ... political reform, allowing for more democracy and civil liberties. Mr Barroso said holding talks with Taiwan would greatly advance the mainland's international standing. 'In the run-up ...

  9. Reforms key to stability and growth, says EU head

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has urged Beijing to introduce political reforms, saying democracy and civil liberties are the key to sustained ... of human rights, good governance, and the rule of law and the development of a strong civil society are key elements for the sustained success of China's reform process.' In a press ...

  10. Emily Lau confirmed as the Democrats' vice-chairwoman

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... successful'. As convenor of The Frontier, Ms Lau gained a reputation for her firm stance on human rights and civil liberties issues, and her more open criticism of Beijing authorities compared ... Yesterday, Ms Lau said her continued commitment to human rights and civil liberties issues 'goes without saying' but she would initiate discussions within the party first before announcing ...




SCMP.com Account