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  1. Tsang wins the battle of Tamar

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Liberal Party have already pledged their support for the project, while the Civic Party, which has six votes in the Legislative Council, opposes it. Opponents yesterday continued to rally against the development, which they said would destroy Hong Kong's skyline and crowd the island's waterfront. ...

  2. Tamar HQ shrinks to placate its critics

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of Hong Kong now supported the plan in principle, adding its concerns had been addressed. The party has been pushing for the headquarters to be built on the former airport site at Kai Tak, ... on the Tamar project has been resolved. It seems they will vote [for] the project.' The plans did nothing to win over harbour activists. Paul Zimmerman, convenor of the group Designing Hong Kong ...

  3. Pressure mounts to move PLA barracks

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... as inappropriate, saying: 'I hope the government will have some high-level discussions with the PLA on the issue.' A representative of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Chan Kim-on, echoed Mr ... activists, including Society for Protection of the Harbour chairwoman Christine Loh Kung-wai and Paul Zimmerman. Adviser Nicholas Brooke, a surveyor in private practice, told the meeting it was time ...

  4. Activists have their sights on a third land auction site

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... think another high-rise will benefit the community.' It is the third campaign in a month to target sites that the government wants to sell for development. The Hong Kong Institute ... and will be ready for auction in February. Th group Designing the Hong Kong Harbour District, on the other hand, is trying to protect the Oil Street site on the North Point waterfront from excessive ...

  5. A rock of civil society

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... complex social issues and come up with solutions. His PhD thesis, titled The Making of Hong Kong Society, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1991. In it, he delved into the formation ... did not stop trying to make Hong Kong a green society. Never,' she said. 'He was never chairman of the association, he refused to be. He preferred to leave that chance ...

  6. Anti-bias legislation opposed, UN told

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in Geneva, Mr Fisher said Hong Kong was working hard to promote an attitude of non-discrimination. 'Hong Kong, like other developed societies, is changing, ... Chloe Lai There is opposition in Hong Kong to legislation that would outlaw discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, the United Nations was told yesterday. Deputy Secretary ...

  7. Three teachers among the dead

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The crash claimed the lives of three teachers and left another seven injured, along with three school workers and a nine-year-old schoolgirl. They came from nine schools in Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long, including the W.F. Joseph Lee Primary School, Hong Kong Student Aid Society Primary School and Christian Alliance S.Y. Yeh Memorial Primary School. Government psychologists ...

  8. Tourism and legal sectors applaud new Cepa pact

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... instead of a year-long internship. Lester Huang, president of the Law Society of Hong Kong, welcomed the moves but was still concerned that the legal professional examination posed a barrier to entry. 'The pass rate is in single digits,' Mr Huang said. 'The Law Society had suggested that Hong Kong practitioners could have exemptions from certain subjects.' The pact ...

  9. Fanny law's moral tips for the young

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... discussion among teachers and students on moral and civic education in Hong Kong. Her first letter, entitled 'Nurturing Moral Character: Starting from Good Habits', said good habits among ... conduct, work and study, and love for Hong Kong and China. A copy of the first letter can be found at www.emb.gov.hk . ...

  10. Activists gearing up for action on Tamar

    Posted Jan 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... a number of civic groups are planning to work together to block the government from going ahead with the Tamar proposal. He said civic groups include Designing Hong Kong Harbour District ... the Legislative Council and seek funding approval for the Tamar project in the second quarter of this year. Mr Kwok and Hong Kong Institute of Architects' vice-president Vincent Ng Wing-shun have ...




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