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  1. Village representative stands up for women's rights in rural politics

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the uncontested seat with 245 registered voters. 'But as a woman, it is harder to win trust from the villagers.' Her identity as the wife of a former indigenous village representative made ... and to commemorate him.' The 'two heads' village election was introduced in 2003, where indigenous villagers chose one representative and the entire village picked a second one. Wong ...

  2. Third lawmaker from DAB admits illegal structure

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dealing with the Heung Yee Kuk, which represents indigenous villagers, to 'rationalise' some of the structures. She said small structures presenting no danger might be tolerated ... Yung-kan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, admitted yesterday that a glasshouse was built on the roof of his three-storey village house in Tai Po a few years ...

  3. Leung keeps show on the road

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... market, Leung received a petition from a resident calling for traditional rights of indigenous villagers in the New Territories to be protected. At the Yuen Long Town Hall, he met a group of Yuen ... is responsible for handling illegal structures in the New Territories, the person has to co-operate closely with the Heung Yee Kuk [which represents indigenous villagers].' Leung Chun-ying ...

  4. What's On

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for students, are available from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288 and Urbtix on 2734 9009. FOCUS ON A THREATENED CULTURE The Fringe Club will present a photo exhibition by an indigenous group of artists from ... to settle in villages 50 years ago. The photo exhibition reflects on the problems faced by Orochen people today, such as their identity crisis and fear that their language will be lost forever. ...

  5. Rite on time

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... opera star Koi Ming-fai and her group. Tai Wai indigenous villagers are mainly descended from 16 families who settled in the area during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). It was a turbulent time, ... Tai Wai's Jiao Festival is held only every 10 years, but villagers cherish the age-old rituals that foster community spirit, writes Joyce Siu During Jiao festivities, Tai Wai ...

  6. Undecided electors hold key for Leung

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nomination votes to Leung, he said: 'It depends on our forthcoming meeting with Henry Tang.' The Heung Yee Kuk, which holds 28 votes, said Leung had to show commitment to villagers' traditional rights if he wanted the nominations. 'We want a candidate who can protect the rights of New Territories indigenous people- ultimately we will listen to brother Fat,' said Shap ...

  7. Just happy to be nominated

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... of factory workers, some of whom lost their jobs when Hong Kong industries relocated to the mainland. Cheng Lai-sheung, chairwoman of the New Territories Female Indigenous Residents' Committee, ... to inherit property in the New Territories. 'In the past, men treated women as their possessions,' said Ms Cheng. 'In the early days of our group, male villagers always insulted us ...

  8. Village boss 'bragged about piles of cash'

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A former village head jailed after one of the city's largest cocaine busts showed neighbours piles of cash he claimed to have won on horse races, his ... gave her was mainly from his gambling and that HK$8.2 million in her bank accounts was from legal activities. Yesterday, villager Lai Hoi-shan said he had seen Pang show off piles of cash ...

  9. In tune with village life

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... few farming communities and fishing villages. We learned that the agricultural and fishery industries are in decline in Hong Kong partly because few young people are interested in working in such fields. Yet despite the appeals of rural lifestyles and festivals, it is important that we don't romanticise village life. Life in rural places can be tough and people's relationship ...

  10. Ins and outs

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... money by cashing in not only his own insurance policy but his wife's as well (Fiji's Vilsoni Hereniko, whose The Land Has Eyes is the first indigenous film from the Pacific nation). ... living in a small village that's untouched by the ravages of the war- think Merry Christmas sweetened by the pensiveness of Korean soap operas. Among films that failed to make ...




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