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  1. Painful path to equality

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kent Ewing

    ... Kent Ewing How can Hong Kong's heterosexual community be expected to respond to a second government survey on gay rights? Badly, I expect, if I am honest about my own deep-seated homophobia. I grew up in the American state of Missouri, where this month 71 per cent of voters approved an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. And this vote can arguably be seen ...

  2. talkback

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not composed of Catholics and I don't think that the voice of Catholics in Hong Kong is strong enough to stand against the government if it does proceed to legislate. The gay rights Rainbow Action ... that I do things God says are not right due to the weakness of my humanity. But, as Catholics, our standard of morality should not follow the human world but the kingdom in heaven. The article ...

  3. Inspiration meets perspiration at star sportspeople's art opening

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... player Lionel Messi, former Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe, Russian high-jump sensation Yelena Isinbayeva and US sprinter Tyson Gay, and a large banner atop the Landmark Atrium by some guy ... the sponsor's motto is 'Impossible is nothing', right? The exhibition runs until October 4. Then the art will be auctioned, with proceeds going to Right to Play China to help child victims ...

  4. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the climate for human rights and media freedoms to appease critics of their successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2008. Few people remember that pledge now. Liu's treatment mocks it. And it is even harder to reconcile with the fate of ordinary Chinese who search for truth and justice only to find themselves in jail. Ironically, far from advancing human rights and the rule of law, ...

  5. Film

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff

    ... round-the-world flight in 1937. Starring Hilary Swank. Mira Nair directs. CT Baby Love (IIA) (French) A comedy about a gay man who hires an illegal Argentinean immigrant to act as a surrogate. Starring ... Bush's hand when he visited India. In English and Hindi with English subtitles. Tomorrow, 7.30pm, The Grand Cinema. Stories on Human Rights Feature film consisting of three minute short films ...

  6. Villagers get full access rights to private road

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the New Territories, said all 18 landowners who owned parts of the private road had agreed to keep it permanently open after a mystery benefactor bought the access rights for the new villagers. ... paid for the access rights had also donated them to the Kuk, the body that represents the interests of all indigenous people in the New Territories. 'It is a rare opportunity. We know each ...

  7. Art's in the right placement

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Pay close attention when you watch the latest Transformers movie this year. Don't be surprised if you spot a billboard featuring mainland casualwear label Metersbonwe or other Chinese brands being smashed or flying towards the screen in ...

  8. Microblogs the right recipe for Beijing cake shop's success

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing The reach and impact of 'word of mouth' self-promotion posted as microblogs on the internet has transformed a start-up cake shop in Beijing into a cyberspace bakery. Carol Chow, owner of the cupcake bakery CCsweets in Beiji ...

  9. Mainland rights matter most to HK students

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau News about human rights on the mainland dominates a list of the year's 10 most important news stories voted for by more than 21,000 secondary school pupils in Hong Kong. Top of the list is the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. The poll was conducted this month by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong ...

  10. Rights activist finds higher toll from Shanghai fire

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Controversial artist and rights activist Ai Weiwei says he has compiled a list of 60 victims who died as a result of last month's apartment block blaze in Shanghai- two more than the municipal government's official tally. 'Officials told us that these two people were not included in the total because they died in hospital, not at the scene ...




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