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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws ... and benefits for unmarried couples- the biggest concern of more than 100 people at the Central Library yesterday involved the treatment of mainlanders and migrants. Under current laws mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... and life Disadvantaged teenagers struggling with studies are set to be given a leg-up from a charity spearheaded by property tycoon Peter Woo Kwong-ching that seeks to equip them for challenges ... the 68-year-old son-in-law of late shipping magnate Pao Yue-kong- will launch a fresh round of Project WeCan, which aims to recruit about 5,500 corporate sponsors, professionals and retirees as volunteers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Property owner says he would pick up total cost of lawsuit to block June 4 Memorial Museum

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:09pm by Emily Tsang

    ... for the committee to go through a tender process for a law firm. Chau, who owns a property on the block's first floor, denied the suggestion that his action was being funded by another party. "I ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Businessman 'with no political affiliation' hopes lone action will speed up process against display Property owner to fund lawsuit to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1495943/property-owner-says-he-would-pick-total-cost-lawsuit-block-june-4
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters most disillusioned with governance and rule of law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:41pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... performance to the rule of law. Chinese University's youth satisfaction index showed a 13 per cent fall in sentiment towards the government, the biggest drop of 28 indicators used to compile the index. Other areas of dissatisfaction included opportunities for development, public spending on education and the rule of law, each of which was down by about 5 per cent from the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548854/youngsters-most-disillusioned-governance-and-rule-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... acting in the execution of his duty, is liable to a fine of $5,000 and six months in prison. But Occupy organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a constitutional law expert at the University of Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564144/participants-occupy-central-should-not-underestimate-legal
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... political disputes and failed policies in recent years have left them feeling worried for their grandchildren, one of whom will begin studying law later this year. They voted in Occupy ... accustomed to living under the rule of law." Regardless of their age, the couple said they feel they must fight for a "freer" Hong Kong for the next generation. But Lai Yuk-yee and her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Online community still unhappy with proposed changes to copyright law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Parodies and comments on current affairs will need to be 'fair dealing'to avoid liability under law- but internet users are still worried Changes to copyright law: a fair deal? Parodies and comments on current affairs would be exempt from an extended copyright law providing they met "fair use" criteria, under the latest government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530313/online-community-still-unhappy-proposed-changes-copyright-law
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Anti-stalking law: is it time to give up pursuit?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Controversial legislation that has been under discussion for 14 years may need to be shelved due to lack of consensus, lawmakers hear Stalking law: time to give up ... on Monday. The Law Reform Commission suggested in October 2000 that stalking should be made a criminal offence as existing civil and criminal law did not address it. But the proposal met strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529635/anti-stalking-law-it-time-give-pursuit
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s ‘worrying’ white paper

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:22pm by Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Silent protest planned as show of support for independent judiciary and rule of law Lawyers to march over Beijing's white paper Legal professionals ... yesterday as a member of the Law Society proposed a vote of no confidence in society president Ambrose Lam San-keung after he praised the document. Beijing stated in the paper that judges were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white

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