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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... "ISS, shame, shame!" and displayed banners reading: "No money for the poor- but money for the law courts!" The protest organiser, Refugee Union, called on the government to take ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Ugandan women wearing miniskirts face fines and prison under draft law

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:17pm by GDN

    ... passed by the Ugandan parliament in December becomes law, fashion parades such as that at the Serena Hotel may be threatened and Ugandan women will have to cover up or face arrest. Passed the day ... Peter Magelah believes the bill, which he stresses is also largely about press freedom, will be used selectively and for political reasons if it becomes law. "Idi Amin had a miniskirt law ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chris Patten 'flattered' by nostalgic Hongkongers who miss colonial days

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Ex-governor says nostalgia reflects attachment to core values of press freedom and rule of law Patten 'flattered' by those who miss colonial rule ... to entrench those values," he said. "Rule of law is the guardian of people's freedom, financial problems [and] contract," he said, adding that a free press was crucial to curb ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... and evicted from their flats Lust? Caution, agency advises elderly men All Uncle Law, 83, wanted was someone to share his life with. And when he met a young mainland woman, he thought he had finally ... permits to live in Hong Kong, Law's world fell apart. After months of abuse, including public humiliation, he was divorced, lost custody of his son, then three, and was evicted from his 150 ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... exploitative and corrupt labour system thrives. "The construction industry exists above the law," Pun says. The mainland's labour laws have failed to keep violence and exploitation ... says it is during this period that most violence occurs. The 2008 labour contract law requires companies to sign contracts with workers, to contribute to their welfare accounts and pay ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Police fears over second anti-mainland protest

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo and Emily Tsang

    ... mainlanders could be included in the anti-race-hate law after Equal Opportunities Commission chairman York Chow Yat-ngok said he would review the law. The Tsim Sha Tsui protest saw participants ... as possible" to enable the event to be conducted "in a lawful and orderly manner". The initiator of last Sunday's demonstration, Ronald Leung Kam-shing, said he did not know anything ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Most people both sides of the border oppose anti-mainlander protests, finds survey

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:51pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in perceptions was due to a lack of national identity in Hongkongers. He said more education was necessary. Chow said last week that the city could extend its anti-discrimination laws to protect ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong as you've never seen it before: Daredevil duo scale city's highest buildings

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:28pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... of us met four years ago on the Obukhovskiy Bridge in St Petersburg. We climbed on top and became friends," said Raskalov. When asked if the pair had broken any laws in Hong Kong, a police ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Daughter ordered to visit mother in first China neglect case under new law

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 02:42pm by AFP

    ... The daughter of a Chinese grandmother has been ordered to visit her at least once every two months, in the first case under a new law to protect the elderly, reports said on Tuesday. “Leaning on a cane” the woman, 77, “hobbled to the plaintiff’s seats” at a court in Wuxi, which heard the case against the daughter and her husband on Monday, the Wuxi Daily reported. The law ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Deadbeat couple first offenders of new law to protect elderly

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Court orders Jiangsu pair to visit wife's elderly mother and pay her compensation for neglect A court yesterday handed out the first verdict on a new law requiring family members to visit and take care of their elderly parents. The Law on Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly only took effect yesterday. A district court in Wuxi , Jiangsu , wasted no time ...




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