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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's crunch time as white paper waved like red flag to bull

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... Today is the start of a pop vote for a civil referendum, organised by the Occupy Central movement and the Alliance for True Democracy, on the controversial subject of civic nomination ... legislature, an independent judiciary, a meritocratic civil service and professionally dedicated disciplined services. As one of the four Asian Dragons, we can look anyone in the eye and have much ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    In pursuit of progress, every choice comes at a cost

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Development should ultimately aim to improve the well-being of society In pursuit of progress, every choice comes at a cost Every country has to make some choices ... of the community. Randers believes society should be prepared to pay for its choices. For example, to improve air quality, we might have to raise punitive taxes for polluting industries. These initiatives ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    This critique of capitalism hits the nail on the head

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by PERRY LAM

    ... unequally distributed than labour income. And as the rate of return on capital greatly exceeds the rate of economic growth, society tends inexorably towards dominance by inherited wealth. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    HKU needs more research funding to build on recent success

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... have witnessed changes at the university and within Hong Kong society. HKU has been unfailing in responding to challenges and is free from any intimidation of academic freedom. We are always ... improving. We appeal to the government and the private sector to provide much-needed R&D funding. Investing in our young is for the future of our society. We are thankful for the university, ...

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    Democracy is only option to offer relative stability

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... unconditionally; hence, their exercise of power must be checked by strong, independent and properly mandated institutions. Yet modern societies are increasingly complex. People are educated, informed, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Spending on education, training and health is an investment- not merely an expense

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... If spending on education and training and on helping our children can bring long-term benefits, this will be an investment rather than an expense per se. Of course, a society needs a sense of crisis. The Steering Committee on Population Policy has repeatedly called attention to the social problems of an ageing society. But the crisis, if responded to appropriately, can create opportunities. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Anniversaries of battles and bloodshed offer chance for reflection: Lam Woon-kwong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:59am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... for serious reflection. It marks the 150th anniversary of the fall of Tianjing- now Nanjing- capital of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, effectively ending a 14-year civil war (1851-64) that nearly ... They destroyed temples and ancestral halls, and tried to turn China into a Christian state. The civil war brought horrific consequences. More than 20 million soldiers and civilians died, and the richest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Human desire for equality is innate, science suggests

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... then must be to build on our better nature: to persistently reinforce our innate sense of equality, to build a society where the equal participation of all can be facilitated and valued. This is how ... we share, irrespective of our background, race, gender, or abilities. By building on our basic instinct for justice, we can continually progress, and foster a better society for all. Lam ...

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    Hong Kong's silent heroes are what make this city great

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... heroes and the people who make our city great. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is appealing for a tripartite arrangement involving business, government and civil society to help ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Community spirit has helped improve schools, and that success offers lessons for wider society Thanks to the silent heroes who make this city great On June 1, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A debate that must be for the people and by the people

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:52am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... to maintain society's dynamism. A sustainable population size is a moving target rather than a pre-fixed number.     One-Way Permit Scheme The scheme seeks to ensure Hong Kong residents ... is of concern; how can society nurture both the growth of families and career development (especially among women)? To produce a sound population policy is no longer an option but a necessity. ...




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