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  1. A fight for the future of Thailand

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... father, nor that of the king's second daughter, Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Princess Sirindhorn has never married and has followed her father's tradition of work on behalf ...

  2. Gossip and intrigue in Vietnam on who's in... and out

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revolutionary father Ho Chi Minh, who never married, have aided Mr Manh's domestic popularity. He has neither confirmed nor denied the gossip. 'All Vietnamese are the children of Ho Chi ...

  3. Medics, pregnant women to bolster rally's ranks

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to eliminate by-elections. And leading the crowd will be pregnant mainland women affected by new maternity bed quotas, and people feeling victimised by big-property interests, including Choi Yuen Tsuen ... 1 rally, including some pregnant women. 'The problem needs to be urgently settled,' spokesman Tsang Koon-wing said. 'We want the government to arrange beds for births properly.' ...

  4. Wanted: A few good men and women

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Regina Ip For many local Chinese, there may be no better oracle on Hong Kong's future than the Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin. Every year, on the second day of the Lunar New Year, Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat draws a fortune stick for the city. Th ...

  5. Councils need more women appointees

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Not that long ago the Hong Kong Federation of Women called for a new functional constituency in the Legislative Council just to represent women- so under-represented overall ... represented half the population instead of small, privileged groups- women would have a case. A study by the Legco secretariat of the representation of women in government-appointed and elected ...

  6. A champion of women's rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Ching-feng, 57, graduated from National Chengchi University's law school 1975 Begins legal career, championing women's rights 1987 Co-founds the Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation, which works to protect children, rescue teenagers from prostitution and gains more rights for female victims of human trafficking 1992 Sets up a legal services hotline for Taiwanese women ...

  7. Women's group fears setback for gay rights

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

    ... it would be 'sacrificing gay rights', a women's rights group said yesterday. The Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities urged legislators to pass the amendment ... saying that extending the law to same-sex couples could undermine the foundations of Hong Kong society. Au Mei-po, spokeswoman for the women's group, hit out at the opposition ...

  8. A tale of two women, and that glass ceiling

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate This is a tale of two high-profile political candidates who don't simply happen to be women. They are 'political women', in big bright letters, who are up for very ... ceiling there 'isn't glass, it's an iron plate'. She's got that right: Japan barely makes it into the middle of national rankings in terms of accommodating women ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DEMOCRACY

    Will a democratic China harm Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 09:36am by Chang Ping

    ... in the party's failure in governance. Why do pregnant women endure travel, hostility and uncertainty to have babies in Hong Kong? Why do young parents haul cans of milk powder across the border? Why ... taxing Hong Kong, or even forcing Hong Kong women to marry mainland men! I can only say he has an overactive imagination in which he transplanted his fears about authoritarianism ...

  10. Mao offered 10m women for trade with US

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Mao Zedong proposed sending 10 million women to the United States during talks with top US envoy Henry Kissinger in 1973, according to newly released ... 17, 1973, he referred to the dismal trade between the two countries, saying China was a 'very poor country' and 'what we have in excess is women'. He first suggested ...




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