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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... birth in Hong Kong and we are not giving the right of abode to domestic helpers, we are going to need "a new Sha Tin every 10 years"? At present we may have an ageing population ... It should be improved and made mandatory for all Security Bureau staff- starting from the top. Laurel Chor, Pok Fu Lam   Courts must always uphold human rights It is refreshing to read a rational ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Confront NT land rights to preserve coastline

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Confronting NT land rights will preserve fragile coastline The Society for Protection of the Harbour completely agrees with your editorial, "Reclamation must be a last resort" ... of the land in the New Territories and the villagers' rights sooner or later. It has already been 29 years since the signing of the Joint Declaration in 1984 whereby the New Territories became ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says giving legal rights to the environment will compel people to respect its interests Not just an hour of reprieve, if Mother Nature could have her day in court ... a more robust framework to save the earth. One solution may be to consider Jan Laitos' idea in his recent book, The Right of Nonuse. He argues that natural resources should be granted ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... not have access to clean water. Leaders have taken pride in saying that China has made great progress on the issue of human rights by lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. To enable them to breathe clean air and drink clean water are other human rights the central government must work hard to guarantee. Clean air to breathe is a human right, too ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China takes right path for expanding nuclear power

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Right path for nuclear power From every disaster there is a lesson and China has taken the calamity at Japan's Fukushima plant 19 months ago to heart. Rather than ... standards prevents accidents. Beijing's new cautious approach is the right way forward. But it also has to be transparent and keep the nation informed about the industry's every ...

  6. Protesters win right to fight incinerator

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Four protesters yesterday won permission to launch a court challenge against a government plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator- even though the project is on hold. The four were granted leave by the High Cour ...

  7. Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it impossible for sealers to apply humane killing techniques in an effective or consistent way. The end product of a seal-fur trimmed coat is a luxury item and it is not a basic human right ...

  8. About-face on tree plan a win for civil rights

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the civil rights movement on the mainland. It came in response to a reporter's questions about the project, which was reportedly going to cost taxpayers four billion yuan (HK$4.9 billion) ... to make space for trees and pavements and the planting of trees in shaded areas under flyovers. Their complaints fuelled an online civil rights movement rarely seen in the city. Pan Qi, a 27-year ...

  9. Right choice

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The public expects the Environment Bureau, with its professional knowledge and insight, to lead them towards the right approach, not to throw us 'equal' options to choose from. Moreover, ... and recycle. Yau should educate the public and legislators to get them to support the right choice, even when faced with opposition from stakeholders. What is missing is not the technology ...

  10. How bears are treated is a disgrace

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into their sides. This goes on for years. Some people defend such practices by saying that bears do not feel pain like humans do. They are only interested in profits and do not care about animal rights ...




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