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  1. Law on all racism?

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bar Association says that planned anti-racism legislation should not, as the government proposes, exclude immigration policies and foreign domestic helpers. What do you think? Share your views: write to us ...

  2. A law, on its own, cannot wipe out racism

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... There is, however, a limit to what a bill can achieve. Hopefully, the law will help to educate people that racism is unacceptable. If legal action is taken against a company with a racist hiring ... many people do not see racism as wrong. However, a law cannot instantly make life fair. For example, some government communication takes place in languages other than Chinese or English. ...

  3. Racism: a sickness in our society

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... the laws in those countries to fight racism- laws that Hongkongers here have opposed for so long. Mrs Lam's dismissal of racism in Hong Kong as merely the prejudice of a few betrays ... we trust it to be open-minded enough to enforce fairly the anti-racist laws it has now proposed? Indeed, if the problem is so small, why bother with laws? Racism here is not limited ...

  4. Anti-racism laws inevitable

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

    ... I am an employment, equality and diversity lawyer in London, currently on a visit to Hong Kong. Given the economic development, international standing and ethnic break down of Hong Kong, it is perhaps surprising, to an outsider, that there is currently no ...

  5. Racism law should cover mainland migrants, say lawyers

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... arrivals from the mainland as the government prepares to draft its anti-racism law. In a submission to the Home Affairs Bureau, the society also expressed fears about the Equal Opportunities ... of racial discrimination. The Home Affairs Bureau says discrimination against mainlanders is social discrimination rather than racism and ought to be tackled through education campaigns. 'The ...

  6. Mainlanders should be protected by racism law

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racism. That legal document defines racial discrimination as that based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic ...

  7. Slave labour

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents have appealed for help to find 'kiln slave' children still missing in Shanxi province. Do you think the mainland authorities are doing enough to stamp out this kind of exploitation? Write to us. ...

  8. Racial discrimination is ignorance

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are many types of discrimination but racial discrimination hurts the most. Racism was perhaps natural hundreds of years ago, when Europeans sailed to new countries and found new ... Hong Kong, it can sometimes be easy to forget how serious a problem racism is. But racism rears its ugly head even in our multi-cultural city. Although we may not witness extreme violence ...

  9. Slave labour exposed

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... The HEART of the matter by Kate Whitehead What? Parents of children feared to have been abducted and forced to work in brick kilns have appealed to the government to step up rescue efforts. Where? In Shanxi province. Illegal kilns in Henan province have a ...

  10. Government immoral on race law, says EOC chief

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The government was morally wrong to exempt itself from being prosecuted for racial discrimination, the new head of the Equal Opportunity Commission, Lam Woon-kwong, said. And efforts at patriotic education may have contributed to racist view ...




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