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  1. In Brief

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... allege that the hospital refused to treat the woman and insisted they call 999 instead. An ambulance finally took the woman to the hospital after 20 minutes. Schools discrimination warning Shouting obscene slogans or placing posters with sexual content in school might be unlawful sexual harassment under the amended Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Equal Opportunities Commission ...

  2. People's justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen A discreet struggle is taking place in mainland China over justice, law and governance. A rising, confident country is asking itself what kind of legal system best suits its 'national circumstances'. A 'socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics' is an attractive political slogan, but troubling to many Chinese legal specialists. ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are several ways to educate the public about discrimination. Firstly, parents can teach their children that they should not look down on the disabled. Secondly, schools can offer some lessons on discrimination, such as racism. They can also organise talks or stage exhibitions on the topic. Finally, the government can enact laws to prevent discrimination. Offenders could be fined or sent ...

  4. Protests planned for national leader's visit

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Peter So

    ... Unison, said it was planning a petition to Mr Xi to express discontent about flaws in Hong Kong's draft law against racial discrimination, to be tabled for its third reading ...

  5. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insurance and labour unions based around neighbourhoods rather than enterprises, as migrant workers often engage in informal or part-time work. In January, the State Council issued a national law making it illegal to discriminate against job applicants based on residency status. Such changes, pushed by a new leadership that is keenly aware of the need to spread the country's recent ...


    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of abode- has been one of the key objections lodged by human rights organisations. According to Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, this law is 'indirect discrimination against ethnic minorities ... Racism doesn't differentiate between social classes, either, as more affluent Hong Kong-born students testify. 'I was discriminated against because of my costumes,' says Nuzhut ...

  7. 'Mothers in law' stifle charity

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them by law? 'The issue is money,' said Liu Hongbin, a legal consultant in Hong Kong. 'The government wants to control philanthropy as it controls tobacco. Both are too lucrative ... a foundation or NGO must find a 'mother-in-law', a state agency to which it is attached, before it can apply to register with the ministry. People refer to these as Gongos (government ...

  8. Obey the law, top Sichuan official tells HK journalists

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

    ... Hong Kong reporters can do 'meaningful reporting' only if they abide by the laws, a senior Sichuan official said yesterday when asked about the harassment of Hong Kong ... Wang replied: 'A reporter should abide by the country's laws when they go to local areas to do interviews. Only under this prerequisite can reporting be meaningful.' He did ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proper control over their vehicle. They just cannot think clearly. The government must introduce and enforce stricter laws. And it is important to try to raise levels of awareness so that people ... culture Your editorial ('Restrictions on hiring of maids are inexplicable', November 15) refers to the discrimination suffered by those from Vietnam and the mainland who are not eligible ...

  10. letters

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Spread message on the ills of smoking A ban on smoking in indoor areas has stirred debate in recent years. The government passed a law to ban smoking indoors because the number of smokers has increased. Smoking is harmful to health. Not only will smokers suffer from lung cancer, but non-smokers too. But smokers say this legislation discriminates against them and deprives them ...




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