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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Heard at the book fair, the sound of free speech

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'soft power'. This peaceful co-existence and civility deserves serious attention. The sessions with authors are one of the fair's most unique attractions. Sure, it attracts ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Child health centres are overstretched

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the waiting time was too long. The doctors, who are members of the Government Doctors' Association, preferred not to be named as they are civil servants.Association chairman Dr Stanley Tsang ...

  6. Mainland growth carries tragic cost

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problem. Disabled people face a lifetime of discrimination in a society that has traditionally looked on their misfortune as something shameful. In big cities, individuals with disabilities often ... it can become a more humane and socially responsive society. The central government has made sustainable development the priority- rather than economic growth at all costs. This approach ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Borderline unhappiness

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan When she first met the man who would become her husband, Auyang Jingru, a young woman from Jiangxi province, never imagined she would marry him. He was a shy Hong Kong civil servant who 'looks like a comic-book character' and 'loves TV drama and potato chips' as Auyang wrote in her new book, My Hong Kong Husband and I. At the time, she was a fresh ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Capital investment scheme doesn't bring in new money

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that conceives of the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme as being of any use to us. The idea behind it is that it will encourage capital inflows to Hong Kong, which is a good thing to the minds of civil ... the money it has raised, not how to raise it. But I suppose the scheme has its plus sides in creating paper-shuffling employment for civil servants who need to shuffle paper because there would ...




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