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  1. Democrats bottom of the class

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... meetings. Democratic Party members Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong were not much better: Mr Wong showed up for less than a third of the total, while Mr Law's attendance rate was 45 per cent. ... legislator Howard Young and National People's Congress member and independent legislator Ma Fung-kwok. Each came in at 100 per cent. When asked to explain, Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong said ...

  2. Crusading legislators' ratings soar

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Audrey Eu and James Tien rise in the popularity listings, boosted by their stance against the Article 23 legislation The controversy over Article 23 may have shaken the government to its roots and divided the Legislative Council, but it has boosted the po ...

  3. Meet Legco's silent minority

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... David Li, Andrew Wong and Philip Wong prefer to keep their hands down If silence is a virtue, then legislators David Li Kwok-po, Andrew Wong Wang-fat and Philip Wong Yu-hong should be lauded for their contributions to the Legislative Council this year. Ac ...

  4. Satisfaction with legislators falls to new low, says survey

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Public satisfaction with the performance of legislators has dipped to an all-time low, according to a survey, while respondents also said Hong Kong's prosperity, stability and freedoms had been eroded. The University of Hong Kong survey of 1,073 peop ...

  5. Announcement ends guessing game

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Niki Law

    ... But mild businessman probably was not first choice for job The announcement yesterday of Henry Tang's appointment as finance chief ended a fortnight-long guessing game following the resignation of Antony Leung. It was not until the beginning of last ...

  6. Let the Law mean what it says

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as in the United States and United Kingdom. The winner then serves a new term of the usual length. This is just what the Basic Law provides for. Two evils The second, more important reason for allowing ... The importance of building the rule of law has, for good reasons, featured prominently in Beijing's vision for China's future. Premier Wen Jiabao took up the theme this month ...

  7. Our common law

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... law is a distinct legal framework that originates in medieval England. It is practised in the 53 commonwealth countries, as well as some other English-speaking countries, including the United ... of Final Appeal] are top serving and retired judges from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand,' said Secretary for Justice Wong when he addressed the conference audience, arguing ...


    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui An online community for young law professionals has been launched in Hong Kong by the British Council. The British Council Young Lawyers Online Community, at www.younglawyer.org, was first launched in Beijing last October. The Hong Kong launch aims to link up young legal practitioners across the mainland, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and other countries. It also ...

  9. Britain accused of ignoring Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Geneva with two other activists, said Britain had been 'disgraceful'. 'In its speech, the United Kingdom did not mention Hong Kong at all, not even 'one country, two ... and freedoms are guaranteed constitutionally by the Basic Law and through various local legislations, including equality before the law, freedom of speech and of the press.' ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislators who break Basic Law pledge should resign

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Patrick Ho

    ... Patrick Ho Patrick Ho says Legco members who violate their vow to uphold the Basic Law - such as by burning a copy of it in protest - should resign and oppose the system from the outside ... month. The day will of course be mainly taken up with the swearing-in ceremony for the new members. According to Article 104 of the Basic Law, key members of constitutional institutions ...




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