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  1. Shenzhen petitioners may be sent to labour camps

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Petitioners in Shenzhen could be sent to labour camps unless they abide by a stringent new set of rules that appear aimed at limiting the channels for protest and punishing ... warning would be detained if they made a third 'abnormal' complaint; and those who had been detained would be sent to a labour camp for up to three years if they made a fourth. Fourteen ...

  2. Hard labour

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kept in a barbed wired enclosure, while the boys' camp does not have air conditioning or hot water. The boys and girls meet only during worship services and classes and are not allowed ... of Hong Kong, Radio Television Hong Kong and the government. In the girls' camp, embroidery and cross stitching are taught. Their products can fetch as much as HK$400. Dr Chan says students ...

  3. Labour union plans political arm

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Federation of Trade Unions, Hong Kong's largest labour union group, will set up a political arm this month to take charge of electoral affairs and groom political ... and vice-president Chan Yuen-han. Ms Chan, once the most popular politician in the government-friendly camp, ended her 13-year spell as a lawmaker last year when she decided not to seek re-election. ...

  4. Refugee campers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... and child labour. Phase Two was a World Congress, in which students presented their solutions and role-played raising funds for charity. The Life X-perience camp was Phase Three, and it involved ... Rebecca Tsui The Hong Kong Union for Young Leaders (HKUYL) held a 'refugee camp' last month to give students a first- hand experience of poverty. Together with Crossroads ...

  5. Disney star proves she's a force to be reckoned with

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse If you think Christina Aguilera is the only made-by-Disney singer that deserves to be taken seriously, Demi Lovato, the sweet, smiley girl from Camp Rock, is set to prove you ... Lovato swiftly swaps from gentle begging at the start to an almost hysterical don't-mess-with-me snarl. This track will lodge itself firmly in your head. The Camp Rock reunion occurs ...

  6. Channel hop

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... clean-up by US President Barack Obama continues, one of the biggest messes to attract international criticism is the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, which is nine years old in October. At the height ... camp. Charles Swift, a former military defence lawyer interviewed in the documentary, called Guantanamo Bay 'the legal equivalent of outer space- a place with no law'. Glimpses ...

  7. Camp Rock (DVD)

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox Riding on the success of High School Musical, Camp Rock is a feel-good coming-of-age flick for tweens. Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) loves music, and dreams of making it big as a rock star. When she finds out about a summer camp for like-minded kids, she begs her mother to let her go, but her parents can't afford the fees. Until, that is, her mum's catering ...

  8. Democratic camp's art of the improbable

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring If politics is the art of the possible, the democratic camp in Hong Kong has a lot to learn as it stumbles towards the resignations-cum-referendum plan to push for real change in the voting system. It is a fact of history that reform movements are often defeated, or at least held up, by their own lack of unity. Divisions within the democratic camp ...

  9. Camp could claim 4 of 10 new seats

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The pan-democrat camp might grab four of 10 seats the government has proposed adding to the legislature in 2012, political scientists said yesterday. But the additional seats also raised the possibility the bloc's veto power could be at risk. One commentator warned that if the camp fared badly in the election, it might have more difficulty dealing with constitutional ...

  10. Executive councillor Anna Wu urges camp to 'stay in the game'

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 'grew up with this generation of democrats in the Legislative Council'. She said the pan-democrat camp was in the grip of a major rift over the question of whether to resign from ...




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