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  1. US panel praises HK freedoms

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... A United States congressional and executive panel has called on Hong Kong to serve as an example for China by preserving its tradition of jealously guarding the rule of law. The US Congressional-Executive Commission on China wrote in its annual report about the Article 23 controversy, from the issuance of the consultation paper in September last year to the massive rally on July ...

  2. HK to host forum on human rights in Asia

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the Netherlands, Britain and the United States. Also attending will be Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, programme manager for the Asia-Pacific unit in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The focus of the conference was on economic, social and cultural rights rather than the traditional 'first-generation' civil and political human rights issues of freedom ...

  3. Move 'won't affect HK's growth or stability'

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... would be selected in accordance with the rule of law and the wishes of Hong Kong people. A spokeswoman for the American consulate said the United States had had a close relationship with Hong ... emphasised that the central government would continue to give steady support to the chief executive and the Hong Kong government. He said Mr Tung had dealt effectively with a series of political ...

  4. Asian Tsunami Recovery & Rediscovery

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the United States and a myriad of international and Indian aid agencies. New Delhi turned down initial offers of aid from Washington and other foreign governments. Indeed, despite its own huge ... Reports by Ravina Shamdasani in Nagappattinam and Maseeh Rahman in Port Blair and Hut Bay, Little Andaman Island India & Andamans India might have politely declined offers of foreign ...

  5. Tung's team scores win in latest popularity poll

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... 'The data from the survey should give the government more confidence that it is going in the right direction in the past month in both the political and economic spheres,' Dr Wong said. 'But it is too early to make a conclusion that this is a trend.' Dr Wong attributed the rebound to improvements in the political and economic conditions in the past month, the postponement ...

  6. Little Sweetie's steady rise to the top

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... magazine named her one of the five most-powerful businesswomen in Asia in 1998 and as one of the 50 most-powerful in the world outside the United States in 2002. The petite 67-year-old- famous ... executive and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She once recalled receiving a letter addressed simply 'Kung Yu-sum, Hong Kong'. Despite ...

  7. HKU shows world how to tackle graft

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the Netherlands and Canada were among the participants in the six-week programme. Course units are taught by former Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) head Tony Kwok Man-wai ... in the fledgling state, which has yet to draft an anti-corruption law. 'I would like to look at Hong Kong's law and take it back as an example,' he said. Nicasio Conti, from the Office ...

  8. The man in the middle

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and human studies, embarked on a law degree. He graduated from HKU's department of law in 1980, went on to a master's degree at Harvard University in the United States and worked briefly ... for a man who has been drawn into every major constitutional issue in Hong Kong since the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed in 1984, he has the distinction of being viewed as politically ...

  9. 'HK must work with Beijing on political change'

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to co-ordinate with Beijing on the city's constitutional development as it is not a sovereign state, the constitutional affairs chief said yesterday. Stephen Lam Sui-lung also warned that Hong Kong ... society would then have to pay a price for the political squabbles,' Mr Lam said in response to pro-democracy lawmakers' call for faster introduction of democracy during day two ...

  10. Give us time to discuss changes to the bill

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for unlawfully disclosing state secrets required much more discussion, prominent journalists said, adding that the law was drafted too awkwardly. The new addition allows journalists to use public ... in future [we have to report] things in areas that fall outside the categories stated in the public interest defence, then we don't know what we can do.' Hong Kong News Executives' ...




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