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    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Sidney Sze

    ... Sidney Sze 'Enough is enough.' Ted Dave. You may have already enjoyed turkey, cranberry and pumpkin pie with your family on Thanksgiving Day. Traditionally in North America, Christmas lights start to wink at holiday shoppers immediately after Th ...

  2. Less is more

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Sidney Sze

    ... Sidney Sze 'Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.' (Socrates). We learned in the last Money Matters that there was a 'Buy Nothing Day' campaign in Canada on November 28. What should follow that day? Perhaps a � ...

  3. Protesters rally round to help friends who are detained

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frustrated by what they see as heavy-handed police tactics, a group of regular protesters in Beijing has begun to collect detention warrants from fellow demonstrators who claim they have ... are using the regulations to prevent us from protesting,' Mr Guang said. 'I've seen a lot of protestors beaten up, detained and even arrested by police.' Liu Anjun, another ...

  4. Right to protest should carry no price tag

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Using the legal system to restrict the right of people to protest is a step no government should take lightly. But the banning of protesters from Immigration Tower in April last year can ... to the mainland and some became desperate. There were attempted suicides and frequent protests, some leading to clashes with the police. Staff at Immigration Tower had good reason to be concerned about ...

  5. New Year protest planned

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Organisers of the 500,000-strong July 1 march will attempt to stage another large-scale protest on January 1, calling for democracy, social and economic improvements. Rose Wu, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front l, said the coalition had decided to organise another march, with the theme of 'returning political power to people and improving livelihoods'. The front ...

  6. Police set 6,000 limit on Legco protest

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Protest organisers say the Hong Kong police are trying to block Wednesday's Article 23 rally outside Legco by limiting the number of participants to just 6,000. The Civil Human Rights Front plans to mobilise at least 50,000 protesters outside the Legco building when the anti-subversion bill is put to a vote on Wednesday. If it goes ahead as planned, the debate is expected ...

  7. Authorities round up protesters in Zhejiang

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu One week after a clash over land seizures, police swoop on village house Authorities in Zhejiang have started rounding up villagers who took part in a violent protest over a land ... members said they had not been allowed to visit him. Neither police nor government officials were available for comment over the weekend. What began as a one-man protest over officials' ...

  8. Police chief warns protesters hoping to besiege Legco

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... of a planned protest against the national security bill outside the Legco building next Wednesday, stressing it would be unlawful for anyone to disrupt proceedings of the legislature. 'It ... will consider all reasonable notices of protest. If they are reasonable, we will not object. But if it's about unlawful activities, we will have to consider it seriously.' He was speaking ...

  9. A target for protests and free expression

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The government headquarters have been the venue for countless protests against the administration. Thousands of people, including civil servants, professionals, the elderly, politicians and right-of-abode seekers, have vented their feelings at the complex where Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and his aides work. About 500,000 trooped there on July 1 to protest against ...

  10. Case against protest trio is dropped

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... HK government had sought $30,000 and a lifetime promise not to protest at immigration HQ, but settles for neither Three activists celebrated victory yesterday after the Hong Kong government dropped its ultimatum for them to accept curbs on the right to protest or face further legal action - without wringing any concession from the trio. The Department of Justice had been ...




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