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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... Karla Simon and David Yang Karla Simon and David Yang say the government should allow NGOs to play a bigger role How civil society can work to easethe turmoil in a modernising China While ... this is to encourage all types of NGOs to register directly with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Labour rights NGOs on the mainland are already doing effective work on collective bargaining issues, ...

  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Let NGOs do more for disaster response

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Governments rightly admitted flaws after criticism of how they handled recent floods, but keep charities from giving help to people who need it Let NGOs do more for disaster ... reluctant to loosen their reins on the authority they are trying so hard to command, and only cede limited control to individuals and NGOs under special circumstances. Other than during large ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    On disability services, a government push could go far

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says civic groups' good work behind the scenes to advance the rights of people with disabilities needs government support Public progress Did you notice all the events taking place in Hong Kong last week to mark the In ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by STAFF

    ... Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.   NGOs challenge Russian legal curbs Several non-government organisations in Russia are challenging a law curbing foreign ties in the country's constitutional court. The law requires NGOs with foreign links to register as "foreign agents". The law is an emotional issue as it evokes cold war era ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    City University researchers develop life-saving ‘smart’ shirt that can detect heart problems

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 07:03pm by Christy Choi

    ... patients as an ECG would likely not function through layers of flesh. The university is currently in talks with local NGOs to test the device on the elderly. Researchers have worn the device ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How small bites take a big chunk out of healthy economies and households

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by POONAM SINGH, SHIN YOUNG-SOO, STEPHEN GROFF

    ... can move towards elimination. Partnerships with governments, non-health sectors, development partners, industry and NGOs are vital. Partnerships with communities and individuals are equally ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:03pm by Chang Ping

    ... in a rare move, voiced concern at Cao's death during a UN Human Rights Council meeting, where China managed to block an attempt by NGOs to hold a minute's silence for Cao. On the third day ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 3, 2014

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by LETTERS

    ... SAR is China's premier international city. We can play an active role through our many NGOs to support Unesco and the World Health Organisation, which is headed by a Hongkonger, Dr ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doubts cast over Manila's case in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:18pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Robert Karniol has reported on Asia-Pacific security issues for nearly 30 years and lectured to audiences from guerrillas to generals, and NGOs to intelligence agencies ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Policy address could have done more for elderly citizens

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... and empowerment, was only implicitly covered. The government, NGOs, and the health care and education sectors should work in collaboration to achieve this. There are also some relevant initiatives ...




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