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  1. Village polls are a step forward for democracy

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For the first time, elections for representatives of more than 700 villages were opened up to the majority of residents, instead of being restricted to indigenous villagers. The polls mark the end ... 2003 to bring a measure of democracy to the villages, this was only achieved after a lengthy court battle and in the face of fierce opposition from indigenous villagers - those who can trace ...

  2. The case for change in the villages

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the New Territories has long been resistant to change, whether it is for granting more village rights to women or voting rights to non-indigenous villagers. Any criticism of the status quo is met ... columbariums will also depend on their co-operation. Indigenous villagers should understand that when there is pressure for change, it is not because 'outsiders' are trying to threaten ...

  3. Pakistani consulate fails to sway officials in mosque row

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a dispute between indigenous villagers, who complain about visiting strangers, noise and disruption, and the Pakistani Muslims who claim they are victims of racial and religious discrimination. ... Benjamin Wong Not even the Pakistani consulate could persuade the Town Planning Board to let Muslims keep their self-built mosque in a New Territories village. The board yesterday ...

  4. Rumours of dam-building leave villagers fearing for their future

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao In the warm glow of the winter sun, the Nu River appears calm at Chihengdi village in northwestern Yunnan province . But villager Hu Dawei knows that, beneath its tranquil ... preparations for the Liuku hydropower station near Xiaoshaba, Lushui county, began shortly after the Lunar New Year amid local protests. According to villagers, workers from China Huadian, ...

  5. Games village opens with fanfare and stars, but skies remain hazy

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Organisers of the Beijing Olympics opened the state-of-the-art athletes' village in the capital yesterday in the presence of the mainland's top athletes, led ... within tolerable limits in time for the Games, which open in 11 days. About 300 athletes, coaches and sports officials stood solemnly in a square in the Olympic Village, northwest ...

  6. Most Hongkongers want small-house policy scrapped as soon as possible

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the small-house policy itself- the right to a new house for male descendants of villagers- should end. She has set a date ridiculously far in the future so that Heung Yee Kuk members do not feel ... every year, a decreasing number (down to 800) are executed, as it is harder for villagers to assemble land for a small house. The easy deals have been done. Roughly 37,000 houses have been built ...

  7. Explore hidden gems

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... out the Robinson Crusoe in you: sailing into the blue yonder aboard a three-masted boat, stopping at palm-fringed islands to meet villagers and swimming in azure seas. The Tui Tai cruise ship ... that are home to indigenous Fijians as well as those where Polynesians and Micronesians were relocated after the second world war. Islanders there still observe traditional lifestyles. Visitors are able ...

  8. Petty dispute sparks wave of sectarian violence on Borneo

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... last year approved a law that finally erased ethnic discrimination from the constitution. Previously, the constitution separated Indonesians along ethnic lines into 'indigenous' and 'non-indigenous' groups. Ethnic Chinese were classified as non-indigenous and relegated to de facto second-class citizenship. ...

  9. Out of this world

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... because of its often overplayed unstable political situation. Bolivia's natural wonders, its absence from the gringo trail and its claim to be the most indigenous country in South America, ... reflections of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, as well as the 5,865-metre volcano Ollague. After lunch in a valley filled with llamas we continue through the village of San Juan to our hotel, ...

  10. Treasure Island

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's odyssey from a fishing village to a global finance centre began in Victoria City, now Central, where British merchants started trading with China and the rest of the world. With its political and commercial power base, Hong Kong Island has always been the area of choice for the rich and powerful, and luxury homes at prestigious addresses are as precious ...




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