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  1. Truth and lies in the court of public opinion

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... enough, but the dead bodies in themselves do not reflect which way the war is going. That is being decided far away from the front lines- on television, radio and the internet- by public opinion ... on the insurgents. The US, with its superior weaponry, cannot lose militarily in Iraq, and yet it has taken less than three years and just 2,500 American deaths to turn public opinion against the war. ...

  2. Action on press hurt public rights

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their views on a political issue? One may conclude that the latest demonstration was a result of the government's ignoring of genuine opinions from the public. CARMEN CHOW, student, University ... restricted the public's right to know. A similar thing happened two years ago in the same area during a protest by abode seekers. That incident also resulted in a designated area for reporters, ...

  3. Peaceful, civilised protests go a long way

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Arthur Chan

    ... that the will of the people is never rightfully represented in the legislature nor the government. When the government turns a blind eye to public opinion, it's time for the people to step up and show their stance. But this does not justify the radical nature of the protests. In Athens, Greece, citizens express their opinions on public issues by raising their hands in assemblies. It is a peaceful ...

  4. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I will listen humbly to all the opinions raised by the public and... remind myself to do my best in my remaining work Chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on moves by legislators to impeach him The time when the enemy blackmails us with atomic bombs has gone North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in reference to his country's nuclear weapons programme He grimaces even when he ...

  5. Judiciary told to take note of reactions

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Zhuang Pinghui Consider world opinion when handling sensitive cases, law commissioner says China's top official in charge of law and order has called ... to win the public's trust, given the rise of awareness in rights. 'The public has gained new awareness of democracy and the rule of law and they have higher expectations for judicial ...

  6. Public needs reassuring over anti-terrorism unit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but that we must nevertheless increase anti-terrorist units which by nature must operate under absolute secrecy. No one expects a full public airing of any gaps in our security, or sharing of all ... the balance against civil liberties. But before such a balance can be readjusted, the public must be reassured it is necessary. There has not been any suggestion of amending laws, but still, ...

  7. Public fury over budget

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah failed to please every Hongkonger with his HK$6,000 handout as thousands of people took part in the anti-budget rally last Sunday. The biggest clash broke out when police started to remove the protesters f ...

  8. Tang ramps up the accusations

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme rated him as the best performer. The pan-democratic candidate, Albert Ho Chun-yan, came close, with 31.9 per cent. Tang came last with just ... not override the principle of confidentiality, he said, or otherwise Executive Committee members would not dare to give genuine opinions in meetings. Tang had said he would place the public interest ...

  9. Tang and Leung ramp up battle

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... face character assassination by people adopting illegal and immoral methods,' he said. He criticised Tang for making accusations without concrete evidence. Public opinion polls declared ... to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. 'I also commissioned lawyers to write to Leung demanding him to retract his statements and [make] a public apology,' he said. In Leung's ...

  10. Urumqi bans public gatherings ahead of mourning for victims

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Kristine Kwok, Will Clem in Urumqi and Al Guo The government in Urumqi yesterday issued a ban public gatherings as the city's Han Chinese approached a sensitive day of mourning, ... such as People's Square ahead of mourning for those killed in riots last Sunday. Officials say 184 people died and that 137 of them were Han. The government started posting notices in public places ...




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