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  1. Political conflict seen lessening in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Bringing in full democracy could give Hong Kong's rulers and their political opponents the broad popular backing both currently lack, the government's chief political adviser ... that the community lacked a common sense of political destiny, he said. Conflict between the rich, the poor and the middle classes had affected Hong Kong's stability and confidence, Professor Lau said. ...

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    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says if Hong Kong is to stay ahead, it must lead Asia, if not the world, to rise to the challenges of our time- and population ageing is an issue ripe ... and enlightenment of the people educated to large commercial transactions …" Those words about the role of Hong Kong were uttered in 1858 by Rutherford Alcock, who had just ended 10 years as British ...

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    Hong Kong's widening wealth gap needs home-grown solution

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Equality needs home-grown solution Some of the most deep-seated problems plaguing Hong Kong today- extreme social and income inequalities- are not something ... and in 2001, it was 0.525. A study by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service using official figures estimates Hong Kong has 1.15 million people living in poverty, equivalent to 16 per cent ...

  4. Where's the political will to help parents with childcare?

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... childcare in Hong Kong other than to hire migrant workers. Women make up less than 20 per cent of the Hong Kong government. If the government was comprised of 80 per cent women and 20 per cent men ... to come to Hong Kong because Hong Kong residents needed them: for childcare, housework and to care for elderly parents. In Britain, where I grew up, the government similarly imported migrants from ...

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    Four refugees, torture claimant seek ruling on right to work in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... torture claimant who are demanding they be allowed to work in Hong Kong brought their fight to the Court of Appeal yesterday, after being stranded in the city for years. The five complainants, who ... of Immigration had full discretion to grant them permission on a case-by-case basis. But the five complainants said their right to work was enshrined in the Basic Law, Hong Kong Bill of Rights, and UN ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    Hong Kong legislator hailed for coming out as gay

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... of what he believes in politics, not depending on whether he loves a woman or a man." He said Hong Kong was still a relatively conservative city and he expected some people might look at him ... at the news. "In terms of acceptance, Hong Kong society is really backwards when compared with other affluent places such as the US and Europe," said Yiu. "Finally, Hong Kong has ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... accuse him of competing with district councillors for political point-scoring. Given his flagging popularity, the criticisms are understandable. Nonetheless, it is good to see that neighbourhood ...

  8. Hong Kong inches along the road to gender equality in public life

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... in the World Economic Forum's annual Gender Gap Index. While Hong Kong is not listed in the index, the small number of women in political and economic leadership positions indicates the city also ... big companies. Many Hong Kong people do not want their family members to become involved in public affairs and are even less keen about women playing an active role in politics. When women ...

  9. How the Hong Kong government can help boost the number of women politicians

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This year there are fewer women standing for election to district councils than in 2007. Are there fewer women than men in Hong Kong, or are women no longer interested in politics? In fact, Hong Kong population statistics show that more than 53 per cent of residents are female this year (3.792 million out of 7.108 million). Another interesting finding is that 50.06 per cent ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's poor need equal opportunities

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... in Hong Kong. It's a phrase that seems to carry a more specific meaning here than I have encountered elsewhere, having come out from Scotland some 18 months ago. Whereas in Britain and the US it intimates more generally the rank and file, or the population base at large, in Hong Kong "the grass roots" also tends to serve as a rather euphemistic term for the poor. We are told ...




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