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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Losing hope of reform … and fearing for the future: Brian Fong

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... between today's discontent and the fervent political atmosphere of 2003, which helped persuade Fong to give up a secure civil service career for a life in academia. He was one of 500,000 ... at City University and, in 2007- a year after earning his master's degree- he took a job as a lecturer at the same university. "When I was a [civil servant], I enjoyed reading Professor ...

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    Pulling out of the news business: Tony Tsoi

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... to "face the consequences" of advocating civil disobedience in the name of democracy. Tsoi also characterised himself in the interview as a "weekend revolutionary"- one who cares ...

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    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford, 1990- Master of Laws, University of Chicago, 1998 Career 1984-88: Government legal officer in Singapore 1988-2014: Professor, Faculty of Law, National ...

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    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... not saying shut them out. I'm just saying it's important to heed Hongkongers' voices," he said. "The social unrest needs to be addressed. There's a reason why people ... in 1949 when, at the age of 17, he entered the city via Macau to escape the chaos of the civil war. Yeung's father had been killed when the Japanese occupied his hometown of Zhongshan ...

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    Democrat ready to build on public's victory in Macau

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam in Macau jeffie.lam@scmp.com Teacher and activist Sulu Sou hopes last week's mass protests can kick-start battle for democracy and civil rights Democrat ready to build on 'small victory' in Macau Seeing a future for democracy in his beloved Macau was once a struggle for Sulu Sou Ka-hou. The teacher and civil rights campaigner often spent his time wondering ...

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    Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Tanna Chong

    ... through civil disobedience in January last year. The newspaper article he wrote read like a research proposal, an idealistic social experiment that would not survive the rough and tumble ... sowing the seeds of a civil disobedience campaign with that historical article on the same day. The plan to organise a mass protest obstructing traffic in Central district pulled together ...

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    Antony Leung: a man of faith ready for a big comeback?

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Tony Cheung

    ... of recession-beating relief measures and potential civil-service pay cuts to tackle a deficit- helped boost Leung's popularity to his personal record of 65.4 points out of 100 in a University of Hong Kong ...

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    The 'hidden man' behind civil service

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The 'hidden man' behind civil service After decades of navigating the choppy waters of officialdom, the persistently low-key Paul Tang Kwok-wai has had a taste of public defeat. As secretary for the civil service, Tang recently came under fire for failing to unite the 160,000 public servants behind a common front ahead of the annual wage ...

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    Radio star turns up volume on Democrats

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... an "oath-taking" event by the Democratic Party in support of the planned civil disobedience movement. The chaotic scenes were an embarrassment for the Democrats, a party opponents say has wavered in its ... distanced himself from Tam's group, saying campaigners for the civil disobedience movement would form their own network of supporters. Tam said he supported Tai's movement, but was worried ...

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    Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a peace broker at breaking point

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... was convenor of the Power for Democracy, a civil group aimed at fostering political participation and civil rights which he co-found in 2002 with, among others, Democrat Albert Ho Chun-yan and Labour ...




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