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  1. Society wraps up prize for design

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... May George It looks like a present. With a cardboard cover designed to look like wrapping paper and a magnet-pull red ribbon decoration at the front, the Hong Kong Housing Society ... homeless in Hong Kong, a situation exacerbated after more people returned and thousands of refugees started pouring in from the mainland after the Communist Revolution in 1949. In addition ...

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    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... and finally to a chaotic and potentially revolutionary situation. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek is a professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong Civil society thrives, so longas it leaves ... internet contacts. At this stage, civil society on the mainland is fairly well developed. It can organise social campaigns of different scales; that is, it can say "no" to the government. ...

  3. Condemned to life in society's margin

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Hong Kong is a case in point, with strategies more often than not judged by the facilitation of material achievement rather than the fulfilment of the individual. Although this approach ... to the controversy over Deputy Secretary Bernadette Linn Hon-ho's comments to Legco. Has the Education and Manpower Bureau established that students who study GCSE Chinese can gain acceptance to Hong ...

  4. We demand that the society's rights be respected

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I hope that the introduction of liberal studies under Hong Kong's education reforms will help to remove prejudices from the minds of children about religion and racism. Children should ... that block the view and mar the skyline; oversized signposts with glaring illumination at dusk; and, of course, the intrusive broadcasts on public transport. Hong Kong has turned into one huge ...

  5. Leaders ponder a return to society's roots to stop the rot

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival public holidays. Most of these are already public holidays in Hong Kong and Taiwan. They say more respect for traditions would also have immediate ... civilisation. They are in use in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and by most overseas Chinese. How can you talk about identifying with those people when the characters you use are different from others?' ...

  6. Hong Kong must start balancing its resources

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong may have built a reputation for being an economic powerhouse over the past few decades, but according to the WWF, it is heavily in debt. A recent report found that as a city, we ... words, Hong Kong is an 'ecological debtor' and the city needs more resources than the land and sea mass can sustain. The WWF report follows on from recent studies by local environmental ...

  7. Party democracy has proved to be a failure for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having listened to the debates on democratic reforms, I have found that the main point is being missed. No government can operate in Hong Kong unless there is a balance between rich ... drive some businessmen to remove their money from Hong Kong and invest wherever they found cheap labour. That does not mean that I agree with those rich people. In fact I despise the attitude ...

  8. Hong Kong's greatest asset - diversity

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... One of Hong Kong's greatest secrets is out. The special administrative region has known for years that diversity, immigration and the dynamism of new migrants breeds economic success. The studies of Richard Florida, a Carnegie Mellor University professor, have confirmed what Hong Kong and other successful cities and regions have long known. In the new economy, the competitive ...

  9. Will Hong Kong ever have democracy?

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... for 'no to democracy'. This makes it crystal clear that Hong Kong will never see democracy as long as China's own power system under the Communist Party remains unchanged and barring ... or whether it will happen at all. One thing, however, is certain. The longer this is delayed, the less likely it is for Hong Kong to lead the change. It is a matter of age and attitude of the Hong ...

  10. E-ready Hong Kong beats Japan and Singapore in global survey

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Hong Kong has jumped to fourth place in a global survey on e-readiness- systems in place for running business electronically- outperforming neighbours like Singapore (6th) and Japan (18th). Only Denmark, which was ranked first, and the United States and Sweden, which tied for second, were above Hong Kong in the rankings put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...




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