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  1. Parade or protest?

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... it will be led by gay and lesbian groups. To be sure, gay rights and lesbian rights can be seen as part of human rights, as is the right to a democratically elected government. In this sense, the Civil Human Rights Front can say it favours all kinds of human rights, without discrimination. But while universal suffrage is something that most people in Hong Kong can agree on, gay rights ...

  2. 40 pregnant overstayers in hiding, rights group says

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com At least 40 pregnant mainlanders are now staying illegally in Hong Kong, waiting to give birth in a public hospital, the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights ... and the delivery booking certificates of public and private hospitals are being standardised. Central to the maternity issue is the right of abode granted to all children born in the city. Mainland ...

  3. Demonstrations against the WTO are justified

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the professionalism that will benefit patients. WILLIAM POON, honorary secretary, Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff Same-sex marriage In the article 'Addressing gay rights' (February 28), ... their agendas to be written for them by faceless, unelected and unaccountable businessmen. Workers' rights are continually being eroded, environmental regulations are being thrown out ...

  4. West Kowloon: a Cyberport-style carve-up

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your leader 'Genuine consultation needed on culture hub' (November 16) was right to point out the problems of the so-called consultation on the West Kowloon project. However, you ... and misleading points in the column headlined 'Giving away precious land is not the right medicine for our economy' (November 1), by Jake van der Kamp. The negotiations over the purchase ...

  5. Rightful duty

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... him to perform a number of functions such as to speak for the underprivileged and help formulate policies to protect their rights. The goal of the EOC is to eradicate all forms ... minority groups' right to education and employment. But Lam doesn't seem to be too concerned about discharging his duties. He is lukewarm on the issue of promoting the rights of minority ...

  6. Bishop weighs in for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Amy Nip The head of the Catholic Church in the city has put his weight behind right-of-abode seekers, urging the government to speed up family reunions for mainland ... discussion today on the mainland's plans to relax immigration rules, amid rights groups' claims that the change was inadequate to address the pain of separation. 'Mainland children ...

  7. Chief executive's right, he needs to deliver

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In his 2005 policy address, the chief executive at the time, Tung Chee-hwa, made the toughest self-criticism of his seven years in the job. He admitted failing to deliver on his pledges of 'people-based' governance- an administration ...

  8. All quiet on the democracy front

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... While the two front runners in the race to be the city's next chief executive seek to outdo each other with promises on housing, welfare and education, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying have spelled out only a few broad principles on how to att ...

  9. Tsang is right to put us in crisis mode

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... This problem will turn into a crisis if people find that the government has a deficit of ideas about the right direction, a sound strategy, policies and a concrete action plan for the city. Much has ...

  10. Right choice urged for cultural body

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the big mess of the appointments of undersecretaries and political assistants,' Mr Ko said. 'It's important to find the right people and how to find those who can really make ... Theatre Company and chairman of the Arts Development Council arts promotion committee, said the government must learn its lesson and appoint the right people. 'The public is very concerned ...




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