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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... off HK' by lack of gay rights law A lack of protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is deterring talented workers from moving to Hong Kong, a top ... accelerated the process [of same-sex marriage being introduced]." While gay marriage remains a complex issue, Dormor said anti-discrimination laws were a "no-brainer". He reminded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  2. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws ... and benefits for unmarried couples- the biggest concern of more than 100 people at the Central Library yesterday involved the treatment of mainlanders and migrants. Under current laws mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... performance to the rule of law. Chinese University's youth satisfaction index showed a 13 per cent fall in sentiment towards the government, the biggest drop of 28 indicators used to compile the index. Other areas of dissatisfaction included opportunities for development, public spending on education and the rule of law, each of which was down by about 5 per cent from the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... legislation that protects sexual minorities against discrimination in employment and education," Professor Holning Lau of the University of North Carolina's school of law, said. Professor Stephen Whittle, a British activist who teaches law at Manchester Metropolitan University, said Hong Kong should also note that the Japanese government was under pressure from its courts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Online community still unhappy with proposed changes to copyright law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Parodies and comments on current affairs will need to be 'fair dealing'to avoid liability under law- but internet users are still worried Changes to copyright law: a fair deal? Parodies and comments on current affairs would be exempt from an extended copyright law providing they met "fair use" criteria, under the latest government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530313/online-community-still-unhappy-proposed-changes-copyright-law
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Anti-stalking law: is it time to give up pursuit?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Controversial legislation that has been under discussion for 14 years may need to be shelved due to lack of consensus, lawmakers hear Stalking law: time to give up ... on Monday. The Law Reform Commission suggested in October 2000 that stalking should be made a criminal offence as existing civil and criminal law did not address it. But the proposal met strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529635/anti-stalking-law-it-time-give-pursuit
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 68-year-old son-in-law of late shipping magnate Pao Yue-kong- will launch a fresh round of Project WeCan, which aims to recruit about 5,500 corporate sponsors, professionals and retirees as volunteers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... acting in the execution of his duty, is liable to a fine of $5,000 and six months in prison. But Occupy organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a constitutional law expert at the University of Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564144/participants-occupy-central-should-not-underestimate-legal
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... political disputes and failed policies in recent years have left them feeling worried for their grandchildren, one of whom will begin studying law later this year. They voted in Occupy ... accustomed to living under the rule of law." Regardless of their age, the couple said they feel they must fight for a "freer" Hong Kong for the next generation. But Lai Yuk-yee and her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown

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