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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:40pm by Surya Deva

    ... of the local government in the eyes of Hongkongers. Doing so will also help Beijing to overcome some of its unfounded fears about Hong Kong. But this goal of legitimacy is hardly achieved by flying ...

  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Domestic helpers in UAE tell Human Rights Watch how they’re abused

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Helpers in UAE say they're abused Many domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punch and slap them, and there's little they can do because they are excluded from the country's labour-law protections, according to a rights group. The abuse complaints are rampant throughout ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tokyo governor confident Xi Jinping will agree to meet Shinzo Abe

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:47pm by Shirley Lau

    ... Shirley Lau in Tokyo China and Japan must make up for region to be stable, and its in their interests to do so, he says Tokyo governor confident Xi will agree to meet Abe The governor ... they can do that." Masuzoe also said it was easier for Abe to meet Xi than South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The Japanese premier has been trying to arrange a bilateral summit with Park ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    For Alibaba, Hong Kong friendships really do matter

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan E-commerce giant a role model for Chinese companies in dealing with Western investors At Alibaba, friends in Hong Kong really do matter Over lunch last week, a beleaguered fund manager asked IPO Watch whether the high-flying listing hopeful Alibaba would skip meetings with potential investors in Hong Kong. While it may have snubbed the city as a listing candidate, ...

  5. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Ice Age people lived high in the Andes 12,400 years ago

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Experts still do not know if the people came to the area already well-equipped to handle extreme high altitudes, or if they evolved the traits necessary to survive and thrive. The Andean people ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A message for the protesters: it's time to leave the streets

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... of us and has treated the students particularly shabbily. But what you are doing is causing serious hardship to your fellow residents. Your quarrel is not with them; it is with the government. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 25, 2014

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by LETTERS

    ... in an electoral system run under genuine universal suffrage. I do not think Hongkongers would accept a system that lacks this level playing field. I accept the argument that it is not good if one section ... they have a lot more to worry about. They cannot just decide to stop work and take to the streets to protest. Even if they wanted to, they would feel apprehensive about doing so because ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees appeal for running shoes to race at their peak

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... an opportunity to do something that they are good at, not just trying to survive." The 24km run, an annual event since 2011, is mostly on the Hong Kong Trail from The Peak to Wong Nei Chung Gap. ... for fighting for rights including free speech. "They were doing something not dissimilar from what the students are doing now in Hong Kong," said Ding. "They faced not just lengthy ...

  9. News - China - industry

    Apple bans 'harmful' chemicals benzene and n-hexane at factories

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:52am by Angela Meng, AP

    ... of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and various accessories. It will also ask all of its factories to test substances for benzene and n-hexane. "This is doing everything we can think of … to crack down ... n-hexane solvent instead of alcohol to wipe mobile phones, resulting in poisoning among its staff in 2010. More than 49 employees at Wintek showed symptoms of n-hexane poisoning and were treated ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Judge Frank Stock 'entirely confident' of courts' independence

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Stuart Lau

    ... by asking whether it is really thought that distinguished members of other jurisdictions would so much as contemplate sitting in this jurisdiction, as they currently do, unless they were entirely ...




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