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  1. Visitors out to bag a bargain

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Tourists say they look forward to shopping - and seeing their families Mainland tourists taking advantage of the relaxation of travel restrictions say they are looking forward to shopping in Mongkok and the chance to catch up with their relatives. After t ...

  2. Lost in Hong Kong: an amazing survival tale

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Survivor tells of his incredible journey across Hong Kong Kinjo Yuji has an amazing story of survival. Trapped on a strange island hundreds of kilometres from home, he wandered in blistering heat without food for seven days before finally scrounging what ...

  3. District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The secretariats of district councils headed by the Home Affairs Department have taken the lead in linguistic discrimination against non-Chinese members of the public. A telling example is Yau Tsim Mong district, which has a great number of non-Chinese-speaking residents. Dozens of South Asian as well as Caucasian residents in the district recently complained to me ...

  4. 100 rally at D&G store over photo ban

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from the storefront to the kerb. Hong Kong law does not forbid photography in public spaces, but photographers have been stopped outside various government buildings, the IFC, and luxury ... photos in protest. Uden acknowledged the local anger against the perceived discrimination and said he wished photographers could be more accepted. 'Today we are all together,' he added. ...

  5. Crack down on thieves

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buyers for a show. Immigration sometimes discriminates against arrivals from several Asian nations while Colombians are allowed visa-free access. Wake up, Hong Kong, this is affecting ...

  6. C.Y. rules out official rolefor Fanny Law

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee Former chief graft-buster Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun will not join Leung Chun-ying's administration when he takes office, the chief executive-elect has assured Hongkongers. Law, head of the chief executive-elect's office and former director of Leung's campaign office, drew heavy flak from teachers for the education reforms launched while she ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of independence which it undeservedly assumes under the terms of the Basic Law. Consider the cliquish make-up of the judiciary. Among senior judges, there is one nuptial relationship and three relationships involving former masters and pupils. Hong Kong judges with British training are ill-equipped to apply common law in the new regime where the Basic Law provides unambiguous constitutional ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been appointed to a body that advises the chief executive on the appointment of judicial officers. Law Society council member Michael Lintern-Smith and senior counsel Ambrose Ho were also named ... such as labour rights, damage to the environment, collusion between officials and entrepreneurs, sex discrimination and culture invasion should not be overlooked. The group accused Disney of attempting ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... example of expediency undermining the purpose of the legislation. As with the exceptions under the race discrimination law, the legislation makes legal the very injustices it was ostensibly ... leads a government that appears merely unprincipled, the only consistency being the protection of certain special interests. The race discrimination and minimum wage laws provide a legal basis ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We must not use slump as excuse for delaying minimum wage law As with the impending smoking ban in bars, there is never a good time to introduce legislation that will raise business costs but there is a right time and for the minimum wage law, that time is now. In any situation where market failure exists, it is the role of government to judge which policy will yield the greatest overall ...




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