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  1. News - World - SECRECY

    Judge on US intelligence court orders legal opinions on NSA be made public

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times US judge moves to widen NSA debate A judge from the United States' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court directed the government to review for possible public release the body's classified opinions on the National Security Agency's practice of collecting logs of citizens' phone calls. Judge Dennis Saylor issued the opinion in a response ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    This can only be judged in court of public opinion

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by KAREN LEE

    ... Karen Lee The law doesn't punish people for being wet nurses- but there is a twist on the mainland This can only be judged in court of public opinion What money can't buy, ... in the court of public opinion. In an online poll, almost 90 per cent of respondents condemned the practice for violating ethical values, while the rest saw it as a "normal business ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public opinion turns on anti-government protesters

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... Lau Nai-Keung Lau Nai-keung says officials should ride the tide to lay down parameters Public opinion turns on anti-government protesters The dissidents made a big mistake by staging ... a watershed in public opinion, as the majority has broken the spell of the infamous "spiral of silence". Many in this group have in the past been afraid to speak their mind for fear of being ...

  4. News - China - MACAU

    Macau chief executive promises a government that listens more to the public

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... vowed to improve his governance by listening more to the public at the city's only election forum with the 400 members of the Election Committee yesterday. Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, who is seeking a second term unopposed, also said that in the future all crucial bills should go through a public consultation before being tabled to the city's legislature to ensure consensus. ...

  5. Public backing for reform not so clear cut

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... exercise supported the key elements of the government proposals. But a closer look at the opinion polls cited by the government report shows measures of public support range widely, depending ... Kong's public opinion programme, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, the Hong Kong Research Association, and the One Country Two Systems Research Institute - were published in an appendix ...


    Pan-democrats to seek public opinion on three proposals for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... scientist Ma Ngok, and submitted to pan-democratic parties a fortnight ago. The alliance will seek public opinion before presenting one concrete proposal by the end of the year. All three proposals ... with reasonable public support can also enter the race." Ma expects the alternative route to attract controversy, and says it may be the key to the political reform battle. Lawmaker Priscilla Leung ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Public opinion is turning against shark's fin, but official action is lacking

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... Public opinion is turning against eating shark's fin, but official action is lacking, reports Janice Leung Hayes Brunei last month became the first Asian country to issue a nationwide ... "There's certainly a disconnect with Hong Kong people and nature." Still, there has been a shift in public opinion since photographs were released in January of the masses of shark's fin ...

  8. News - World - GAY RIGHTS: ANALYSIS

    Gay marriage ruling a reflection of huge shift in US public opinion

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... of huge shift in public opinion When proponents of same-sex marriage in the United States decided nearly five years ago to bring their legal battle before the Supreme Court, the decision set off ... A striking aspect of the rulings is the extent to which they reflect public opinion. Polls suggest the public wanted the Defence of Marriage Act struck down and while most Americans now support ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America losing the public opinion war in Asia

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... and an apology. She made some very good points. To start with, what a Hong Kong NGO said is none of the US State Department's business. Surely vilifying the opinion of one NGO in an official report for worldwide consumption constitutes a blatant violation of the freedom of opinion and expression, under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, not to mention the first amendment ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam denies bias in official reports on public reform views

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:30am by Tony Cheung, Alice Yan

    ... referendum or screening fears No bias on public views in reform reports, Lam says Hong Kong's No 2 official has denied accusations that government reports on public opinion of political reform ... Ivan Choy Chi-Keung said Lam's explanation still failed to clear up doubts about "selective" nominations. "Public nomination has majority support in a number of opinion ...




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