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  1. Debate a healthy part of a free society

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College Thanks for your letter, Saturnia. The election was a first, very small step towards democracy. It is good to see the Hong Kong political scene livening up and embracing debate. It is important that a country gives its people a chance to voice their opinions and concerns. Hong Kong has many different ethnic and religious groups, and all of them have ...

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    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

  3. Chief executive's worrying comments challenge rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Legislative Council is extremely worrying. His criticism of the launching of a judicial review leading to a court decision quashing the environmental permit relating to the Hong Kong ... are expensive in Hong Kong, yet luckily we have members of the legal profession, solicitors and barristers, who are prepared to act on a pro-bono basis in the interest of the community. The successful ...

  4. Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With almost seven years of experience as the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has obviously not done his job well if you read what was laid down ... Organisation recently released the first global survey results for levels of airborne particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10) for 1,082 cities worldwide, Hong Kong was not on the list, because our ...

  5. Policy address offered no clear way ahead for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government is disconnected from the people, or at least from the poor of Hong Kong. It has no problem staying connected with the wealthy in society. It is clear that Mr Tsang believes in strong ... structure that exists in Hong Kong. However, while I would like to see these officials undertake change, there is no hint of this in the policy address. J. Y. K. Cheng, Quarry Bay ...

  6. Hong Kong's invisible underclass

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... in his political agenda. Mr Tsang's attitude towards the elderly, who are estimated to number about 800,000 in Hong Kong, underscores a harsh reality here: the aged have neither political ... , and their experiences tell the story of how Hong Kong has gone from being barren rock to a remarkable city. It is true that documentaries about the elderly appear from time to time. But more often than not, ...

  7. Hong Kong expects

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... threatening to drown them with job losses, falling wages, shrinking pensions, depleted home values and bankruptcies. His immediate audience is Hong Kong's 60 legislators, but he'll be speaking to all of us through live television. What can he say to replace fear with hope as Hong Kong stacks sandbags against a monster tidal wave that has not only swallowed up banks, businesses ...

  8. Question of the week: Who is the most influential person in Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can we accept this 'wonderful' legislator again? Sonia Chandiramani, 14, St Margaret's Co-Ed English Hong Kong has produced several great people who have contributed to society ... Chan Kin-kan, 15, Diocesan Boys' School It's Run Run Shaw. He is a leader of the media industry in Hong Kong. He produced nearly 800 movies decades ago, at a cost of HK$400 ...

  9. Promoters of 'Hong Kong spirit' try to sell message to the masses

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... hope to help create a harmonious society,' said Mr Tam, a view echoed by Dr Ko. While the organisers of the campaign insisted that it was aimed purely at rekindling 'Hong Kong ... Klaudia Lee Organisers of a campaign aimed at promoting 'Hong Kong spirit' are stepping up publicity in an effort to make a bigger impact. 'Many people have praised our ...

  10. Hong Kong lowers the bar on racial equality

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... Margaret Ng As a civilised and open society, we have every right to expect the Hong Kong government to be fully committed to the promotion of racial equality. We rightly expect ... for the past 14 months, I and my colleagues have the gravest doubts. And so do the Hong Kong Bar Association, legal academics and the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial ...




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