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  1. To boldly go...

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... There is an urgent need to catch up. Indeed, understanding in civil society is richer than among policymakers. The vast majority of Hong Kong's new line-up of ministers comes from a civil service ... as a whole. Civil society may also feel deeply dissatisfied. Christine Loh Kung-wai is chief executive of the think-tank Civic Exchange ...

  2. Differences apparent in HK, mainland students

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a strong sense of belonging in their society, and who are willing to become part of civil society through participation in government- but only when the governing body is legitimate, or in other ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Mainland university students may say they are all for civic participation, but their understanding of civic society and citizenship is far too narrow, ...

  3. Hong Kong blind to China's renaissance

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... like our state leaders, who interfere in our affairs and undermine our core values like the rule of law, civil liberties and the aspiration for full democracy. We don't like rich ... economic and physical survival. Separation or independence is not an option. So, what do we really want? Where do we go from here? Many societies have similar problems. In Israel, Ashkenazi Jews, ...

  4. March of madness

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drama has reached new heights. While it is a cost that a free society must bear for the voice of dissent, the nonsensical act truly boggles the mind. I suspect that if the four took time to mull ... especially those from the mainland- has been present for longer than some of us can remember. And while a bit of political nativism is at work in every society, the blatant diatribe in this city ...

  5. Seething anger signals need for fairer shares

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... through the community. I like to think that violence (not just the antics of our well-known radicals and their supporters) is unlikely in our traditionally peaceful and law-abiding society ... a middle-class housing estate, have engaged in civil disobedience over a plan to develop an adjacent site. What's next? Conflict over the cost of school textbooks? A dispute between minority ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a cruel effort to destroy him', March 8). Our chief executive is from the administrative class of the civil service, which is not a good place from which to gain the common touch ... not saying local people never misbehave. But I realise that when large numbers of mainlanders come here and act impolitely, it disrupts our otherwise disciplined society. If the administration does ...

  7. 'Men without women' takes on unique Chinese characteristics

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as 'Do you mind if your husband cheats on you?' according to Yangcheng Evening News. One woman told the paper that the tests made even the civil-service exam look easy, widely thought ... the contest's billionaire bachelors. 'It's their civil right to find pretty girls this way,' said the Gaungdong-based Zhongshan Daily. 'The clients made a serious list ...

  8. Lack of professional help is costing lives

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in studying and finding jobs and in their social lives. 'Young people's suicides derive from the drastic transitions in society, and in particular China's unique one-child policy, which ... to be registered by the local civil affairs authorities, even though it has been running a free suicide prevention hotline for eight years. His NGO deals with between 2,200 and 2,800 phone calls from ...

  9. Neglected elderly could sue their children under proposed law

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of Civil Affairs, said yesterday. The ministry is one of several central government agencies that are tasked with drawing up the amendment. The Legal Evening News quoted Wu as saying the amendment ... in an increasingly materialistic society. The plight of the elderly was highlighted in a court case in November in which an 83-year-old retired factory worker in Beijing sued his six adult children ...

  10. Forum draws fiery response on question of identity

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... forum on identity that veered from being civil to mob-like. 'During the handover, why did China grant Hong Kong the status of 'one country, two systems'?' asked Chan Wan, ... are underfunded and understaffed. 'There are a lot of mainland students studying in Hong Kong that are very civil. Let's not get carried away.' Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung agreed ...




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