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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why the secrecy surrounding Hong Kong's societies?

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com Why is it that Hong Kong has such absurdly byzantine regulations surrounding information about societies? Anyone can pay a fee and search a firm, limited ... The peculiarities of this arrangement came to our attention last year when a group called the Hong Kong Islands District Association suddenly showed up in the middle of the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator saga ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the good name of Hong Kong's police force The Hong Kong Police Force has been hailed as Asia's finest. But does it still warrant the title, given the heavy-handed way in which it recently ... and internationally. In 2012, CNN Travel named Hong Kong as the greatest city in the world. One of the 50 reasons cited was the liberal environment in which people were allowed to "vote ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's lawyers must speak out on sensitive issues

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 12:11pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... are not supposed to mix, but it is often difficult to separate one from the other. Over the years, Hong Kong's legal community has played an important role in defending the rule of law and, in doing ... is in support of judicial independence in light of the central government's recent white paper on Hong Kong. The document raised concerns by classifying judges as administrators with a "basic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong feels like pre-1997 all over again, only this time more radicalised

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:56pm by Michael Chugani

    ... kind of democracy Hongkongers want. Hong Kong is today an angry and polarised society. We were never like that even during the fear-filled days after the Tiananmen crackdown that led up ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says today's Hong Kong recalls the fear-filled days leading to the handover, only angrier and more polarised Return of 1997? Doesn't it feel like ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who can build a bridge to Hong Kong's discontented youth?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by Mike Rowse

    ... International and an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. mike@rowse.com.hk ... conference room next time. Some might argue that such a step would give too much face to a bunch of rowdies and would only encourage more bad behaviour on their part. That is as may be, but a society ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asylum seekers in Hong Kong deserve our respect at the very least

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:20pm by TONY READ

    ... said that society will be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable people. Hong Kong has a good past record and has shown a generosity of spirit in its welcome of the Vietnamese boat people ... Tony Read Tony Read says people in Hong Kong need to shun prejudice and rekindle their generosity of spirit towards vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees Respect due Whenever an article ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Preserve stability', Vice-President Li Yuanchao says, in appeal to Hong Kong's youth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Cary Huang, He Huifeng

    ... Cary Huang and He Huifeng Li Yuanchao appeals to Hong Kong's young people to support the government's plans for reform, as student groups take to the streets Preserve stability, vice-president says Vice-President Li Yuanchao yesterday urged Hong Kong's youth to strengthen their understanding of the rule of law and support the government's plans for the city's ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Mock trials teach students about Hong Kong's legal system

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Zavadszky Tried and tested Experiencing an event in real life always leaves a much deeper impression than simply hearing a story. For the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, offering a real-life court experience to secondary school students is a great way to impress upon them the consequences of crime and how the legal system works in our community. The society also offers schools ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - HERITAGE

    Preserving what's left of Hong Kong's lost architecture

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Revitalisation has its rewards The tragedy of Hong Kong's "lost" architecture is that so many old buildings were demolished before ... it is under a preservation umbrella, like the Blue House on Stone Nullah Lane. Hong Kong-based global architecture firm Aedas was tasked with revitalising the buildings and the project, completed ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 ... reminds us that, unless there is concerted, sustained effort, Hong Kong may be at risk of fighting a losing battle. Recently, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported that youth drug-related offences ...




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