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  1. 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

    ... internet contacts. At this stage, civil society on the mainland is fairly well developed. It can organise social campaigns of different scales; that is, it can say "no" to the government. 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, ...

  2. Allowing inmates to vote gives them role in society

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The question is no longer whether prisoners should have the right to vote while paying their debt to society, but whether that right should be restricted. A blanket ban on prisoner voting ... to society does not mean loss of human rights under the Basic Law and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights. The Basic Law guarantees permanent residents the right to vote, without exception. But a law passed ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    China authorities pushing happiness amid rising discontent

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... that the authorities could do to improve the public's satisfaction, such as protecting civil rights, building a democratic country, fighting corruption, stopping illegal land grabs and cutting ...

  4. RTHK ruling a victory for an open society

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restrictions may be imposed, when such limits are necessary to protect society or other rights. But the action taken by the Broadcasting Authority falls far short of the standards which must be met ... and tolerant society. It is good to see the courts upholding this right. ...

  5. The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Lau Kit Wai Where: 702 Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai What: Established in 1957, The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention (SRACP) provides rehabilitation services such as counselling, recreational activities, vocation training and hostels for former prison inmates so that they can be reintegrated into society. It also offers assistance ...

  6. The promise of a tolerant and inclusive society

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... And while it has significant political ramifications, the acquittal also carries the promise of a more inclusive society. The question now should be: will Malaysia's embattled but reform-minded prime minister, Najib Razak, push to repeal the nation's archaic sodomy laws, under which a convicted person faces caning and up to 20 years in jail. Certainly, there are signs that society ...

  7. Principle of 'same job, same pay' the hallmark of a decent society

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of society under the euphemisms of 'foreign domestic helper', 'locals' and 'expatriates', providing for differential treatment in immigration status, legal rights ... job, same pay' and a minimum legal wage are the hallmarks of a decent and progressive society and should be applied equally to all. Business figures opposed anti-corruption laws to protect ...

  8. Racial hatred poisons society's core values

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of sickening racist hate messages and e-mails directed at an ethnic minority and a support group. This undermines our society's core values of freedom and equality, which rest on a foundation ... years of service in top echelons of the civil service. He has surprised critics with his words and actions since, vowing to champion human rights and equality and take a tough stance against ...

  9. Uncertainty over civil service flats

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... a luxury complex in Pok Fu Lam. According to the Civil Service Bureau, 238 building societies have been established since 1952. Only 83 remain. The existing societies oversee about 1,600 ... Jimmy Cheung There are about 1,600 apartments- some more than 50 years old- built under a defunct and obscure civil service housing scheme around the city, according to the government. ...

  10. Festival a cue to focus on ageing society

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The mainland is rapidly becoming an ageing society. That will no doubt have profound implications for its pattern of future economic growth as pressure mounts on the labour supply, medical care, ... 8.6 beds for every 1,000 elderly people, a pitiful figure compared to an average of 50 to 70 beds in Western countries. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the number of elderly people ...




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