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  1. Let people's voices be heard: Bishop Zen

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Catholic leader urges next chief executive to express hopes for universal suffrage to Beijing The new chief executive should have the courage to express Hong Kong people's aspirations for democracy and an early introduction of universal suffrage, Catholic leader Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said yesterday. Bishop Zen also said an interpretation by the National People's ...

  2. A big iron fist against them all

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had merely been quoting speeches by Ren Jianxin, then president of the Supreme People's Court and head of the party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission, who spoke in the months after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. 'Oh,' Cohen quoted them responding, 'Ren was only telling the courts to suppress counter-revolutionaries, not the 'people' ...

  3. Beyond belief

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... at Ningxia's universities. At the Wunan Mosque in Wuzhong, Jin Meihua sits in front of a blackboard covered in script. For the past five years, she has taught a daily Arabic class for women. ... at the school wear long dresses over trousers and headscarves, and sleep in bunk beds in simple rooms. They lead a strict life, praying five times daily and fasting during Ramadan, Islam's most ...

  4. Senior judiciary figures on Beijing trip

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li left yesterday for a four-day visit to Beijing to meet judiciary and prosecution personnel. Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi and judiciary administrator Emma Lau Yin-wah travelled with Ma. They will meet officials of the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate ...

  5. 'Illicit' ordination will harm improving ties, Vatican warns Beijing

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Vatican issued a stern warning that its relations with China would be damaged if Beijing goes ahead with plans to unilaterally ordain a bishop tomorrow without papal approval- in what would be the first such ordination in four years. Bei ...

  6. State chop required for living Buddha status

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok As eminent figures in Tibetan Buddhism, living Buddhas may leave clues for people to locate their reincarnations. But from next month, reincarnations will also need a sign from this life- a chop from the government. In a move seen by critics ...

  7. Falun Gong judicial review bid dismissed

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Government had legitimate security reasons for refusing entry, judge rules A group of Falun Gong practitioners refused entry into Hong Kong four years ago were prevented from entering for what appeared to be legitimate security reasons, a cour ...

  8. Falun Gong protest 'not obstructive'

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... A demonstration by Falun Gong members last year outside the Beijing Liaison Office should not have been halted because police were afraid that people might take offence, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. The submission was made on the second day of the ...

  9. Attack on Falun Gong a timely reminder

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Three years ago next Saturday, Hong Kong people left no doubt about the importance they attach to the democratic freedoms enshrined in the Basic Law. The peaceful participation of half a million in the July 1 pro-democracy march sent a message around the ...

  10. Court will not require authorities to reveal documents relating to Falun Gong watch-list

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.04pm: The High Court on Friday ruled it would not issue a further order requiring immigration authorities to disclose documents explaining why four Falun Gong practitioners were put on a watch list. The court was hearing an appli ...




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