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  1. Census data fuels schools debate

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The question of whether Hong Kong provides sufficient school places for foreigners who live and work here has been a subject of debate between the business sector and the government ... officials have maintained that there are more than enough places to meet the need. Recently, both sides have stepped up their arguments, so much so that there is a danger of the debate turning ...

  2. SCMP Debate

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seem to have lost sight of the real issues that affect Hongkongers- education, pollution, the economy. As yet, there has not been a single debate among them over their goals, policies ... seats in Legco. These can only be resolved through public debate within the established parameters. In his speech in Hong Kong in June 2010, Qiao Xiaoyang, vice-secretary-general of the NPCSC ...

  3. Hong Kong needs rational debate on immigration

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are lamentably showing few signs of wanting a measured debate and instead are scheming over how to wring maximum advantage by preying on people's fears. If immigration is going to be reviewed- as it should be- this must include a proper debate over the issue of one-way travel permits that allow 150 mainland people per day to emigrate to Hong Kong without the city's government having any ...

  4. Rights to 'fruit money' debated

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A 73-year-old man is challenging as unconstitutional a legal requirement that a person must have been living in Hong Kong the year before becoming eligible for old-age allowance. Lawyers for Lam Wo-lun, 73, argued in the C ...

  5. City starts debate on HK patent protection

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong should seek wider recognition for the patents it issues in an effort to support its creative industries, the government was urged yesterday. Businesses are particularly keen to get swifter protection for their products o ...

  6. Time to debate our growing numbers

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Official population projections for Hong Kong until 2039 received little attention when published late last month. Yet they should be the basis of debate about ... of 'mobile residents'- those who are actually living on the mainland, in Canada and the like- rises. But beyond guesswork there should be debate: what does Hong Kong want, given its geography, ...

  7. HK debate team gets workout

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ben Allen

    ... Ben Allen, La Salle College While people in Hong Kong were celebrating the Lunar New Year, the Hong Kong debating team was proudly carrying the Bauhinia across the globe to Doha, Qatar, for the 22nd World Schools Debating Championship 2010. Although the team lost in the Octofinals, it was a rewarding experience. After two gruelling rounds of selection in Hong Kong, six team members ...

  8. Audrey Eu sees how other people live in pre-debate visit

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung The leader of the Civic Party, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, arrived at Sham Shui Po yesterday to see for herself 'the other Hong Kong' in preparation for a showdown debate ... a single mother and listen to her plight of having to work 12 hours a day for HK$20 an hour. Eu also saw for herself how a needy family of three lived in a 40 sq ft room. While the debate ...

  9. Open forum debates future of the game

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong Football Association chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak is taking the campaign to reform the sport to the public, meeting a group of fans in an open forum yesterday. The unprecedented meeting, organised by the Hong Kong Sports Concern Gro ...

  10. Business and the debate

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you think the debate over patriotism and political reform in Hong Kong will hurt the economy? Share your views: write to us. ...




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