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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's Goddess of Democracy statue shines light on Tiananmen Square tragedy … for now

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... the Beijing original built by students 25 years ago. "I hope to attract both Hong Kong students and mainland visitors so that the truth about the June 4 massacre can be passed on to the next generation and radiated to the mainland," said Lee, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which runs the museum. But there was still no sign ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Rule of law more important to Hongkongers than democracy: poll

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... of respondents gave rule of law the top ranking, while just over one in 10 chose democracy in the poll conducted last week by the university's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. "Hong Kong ... and freedom" as the most important. Political scientist Dr Chung Kim-wah, of Polytechnic University, shared similar views to Zheng. "While most of us agree that Hong Kong's democracy ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by SAMUEL CHAN, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a political statement, but TVB's Miss Hong Kong Pageant last night gave the city a taste of how democracy could look in 2017. A "one man, one vote" system allowed the public to pick ... smartphone app to determine first, second and third places. Veronica Shiu Pui-sie, a 24-year-old university student, was crowned Miss Hong Kong after winning more than 156,000 votes, far outnumbering ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young democracy firebrands stars of documentary

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... to actually getting to know the people who operated in this pro-democracy world," he said. Torne's love for Hong Kong started during a visit in the summer of 2003, at the height of Sars ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Young firebrands in the spotlight Two teenagers who found themselves at the forefront of Hong Kong politics are at the heart of a new documentary charting ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong more miserable than many of its neighbours, index shows

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by KC NG

    ... and democracy when we judge if a place is miserable or not." On the index, the higher the rating, the greater the misery. Researchers gave Hong Kong a rating of 10.1, making it less miserable than ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A leading position HK takes with a heavy heart Hong Kong, billed as Asia's World City, is more miserable than many other places in the region- including ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    British lawmaker to Beijing: Allow Hong Kong to rejoin Commonwealth

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in London Let HK rejoin the Commonwealth: UK lawmaker Beijing should allow Hong Kong to rejoin the Commonwealth, a British lawmaker campaigning for former colonial ... motion in May calling for full British passports to be granted to all former members of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service. Rosindell said he became ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... in society do have criminal records: not only lawyers but also Tsang Tak-sing, the secretary [for home affairs],” said Man. Watch: Hong Kong police arrest hundreds of demonstrators at Chater Road ... acting in the execution of his duty, is liable to a fine of $5,000 and six months in prison. But Occupy organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a constitutional law expert at the University of Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Build hostels for young while they save for costly housing deposits: think tank

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... with strong ties to Hong Kong's former leader says the government should reduce housing expenses and build more hostels for young people to live in while they saved to buy flats. The Bauhinia ... stability," he added. The hostel proposal, among other suggestions, are made in a report on the social mobility of Hong Kong's young people published by the foundation, which was formed in 2006 ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Democratisation of China inevitable, blind activist Chen Guangcheng says

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu, Lawrence Chung

    ... for Chinese society were "a lie". He urged Hongkongers and Taiwanese to be vigilant in protecting their rights. If Hong Kong did not influence China with its rule of law, the mainland's "rule of man" would overcome Hong Kong, he said, and "if Taiwan's democracy cannot influence and help improve the mainland, autocracy will encroach on Taiwan". Chen accused ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds stage funeral procession for dog killed by MTR train

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... They say MTR staff should have held the intercity train and coaxed the animal off the track. Watch: Death of dog on MTR tracks sparks outrage in Hong Kong "It's about the lack of respect ... grievances, according to Chinese University sociologist Dr Chan Kin-man. "There's a lot of compressed issues behind this. The fact is that there is monopoly in both Hong Kong's economy ...




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