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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 14, 2013

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am

    ... On Sunday, March 10, while hiking on stage three of the MacLehose Trail in Sai Kung Country Park, we noticed scores of signs and pink ribbons for a race that had been run on March 3. My first ... them forfeit the right to run any races in country parks for at least 12 months. Kristiaan Helsen, Sai Kung   Soft frisbees allowed at sitting-out area I refer to the letter by Josephine Bersee ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pan-democrat leaders have utterly failed student protesters

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:57pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says senior pan-democrats have been wholly ineffective in offering leadership or advice to student protesters, in particular about the sanctity of the rule ... intervened militarily, this could herald the end of "one country, two systems". In any event, the chances of the current system continuing after 2047, when the Basic Law's promise ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Prosecutors' independence needs guaranteeing as well as judges'

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:44pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says justice minister should cede power before 2047 Prosecutors' independence needs guaranteeing, too A judiciary independent of a king or executive ... requirement", must love the country. Such concerns, however, must be put in context. The judges, in their judicial oaths, swear to "bear allegiance" to the Hong Kong Special Administrative ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rafael Hui case underlines need to improve public access to criminal trials

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 02:27pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says openness will inspire greater confidence in the rule of law and strengthen it Televise criminal trials to further public understanding of our justice ... and could run for much of the year. However, the closest most people will ever get to the case is a television sighting of the accused in the court precincts. The courtroom itself, given ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 13, 2013

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... public use is made of the other courses there. That said, I remain grateful to the Hong Kong Golf Club for allowing the Police Athletics Club and others to use the land for a cross-country running competition for the past 30 years or more. Guy Shirra, Sai Kung ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    News of a children's commission will bring good cheer to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 06:29pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says in a city with more than 281,000 children in poverty, the chief executive should announce in his policy address the set-up of a commission to advocate ... for their rights. Action is needed, and time is running out. Although the announcement of a children's commission, in the policy address on January 15, will come too late to be of any cheer ...

  7. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Thank the rich for driving technology trends that will benefit us

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 01:08pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... And so when other countries cross the threshold South Korea and Japan have already crossed- where there really is a deficit of workers and surfeit of old people to take care of- then, hey, ... in the mid-teens, below many tech peers, on the reasonable expectation that its good run can't last forever. Fair enough, but interestingly, Apple is not the only recent case of high-end disruption. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Rich couple's donation criticised, but Chinese lag in cross-border philanthropy

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:17am by Cary Huang

    ... all the poor children in mountainous areas?" asked another. But state-run media appeared to be more positive about the development. The Beijing Morning Post said the public should adopt a "correct attitude" towards donations to other countries. China Daily said philanthropy should not be restricted by borders and the big gifts add to China's soft power. It is not the first ...

  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong tycoons form another foundation 'to do what exactly?'

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 06:08am by Stephen Vines

    ... the chief executive ambitions of former and disgraced financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung, who has joined the new body and, for the record, denies interest in running for the job. However, these think tanks/foundations/institutes have form. The much better established One Country Two Systems Research Institute did indeed serve as a platform for the ambitions of Chief Executive Leung ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... will enjoy stunning coastal views over Hong Kong as they race along coastlines, ridges, rivers and through bamboo groves. Highlights of the course include running over the scenic Plover Cove Country ... that’s the way that a lot of cross-country races are done in the US at the college level. You have a university team, but everyone also races as an individual. In the US they generally calculate ...




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