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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... as the social good. "On the one hand, it's what the demonstrators feel to be the long-term benefit or the very identity of Hong Kong that is at stake. So I think they would reasonably feel ... minds in Hong Kong", can provide solutions on tricky issues, such as universal suffrage. He has regional ambitions, too. "I want HKU to be the place that any country in Asia thinks ...

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    Saturation point- for the trains and for Leung's man Cheung Chi-kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that is expected to reach 100 million by 2020. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration is grappling with heightened social tensions created by this influx- including the plight of annoyed ... times in the past two years to carry out studies on political issues. The unit denied the allegations, saying all tenders were considered according to the guidelines. The institute was last week ...

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    Democrat ready to build on public's victory in Macau

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Council in 2008. It was the year when the three pan-democrats [of the League of Social Democrats] entered Legco. I found it very exciting. "Schools have always told us to respect authority, ...

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    Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Benny Tai's social experiment and political movement has long shaken off its image of idealism and created more inclusive politics Academic proves he ... through civil disobedience in January last year. The newspaper article he wrote read like a research proposal, an idealistic social experiment that would not survive the rough and tumble ...

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    A minister on the wrong track?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... University's department of public and social administration. Cheung was elected to Legco a year after Meeting Point, the political group he chaired, merged with the United Democrats to create the Democratic Party. But Cheung found himself under attack from members of the new party with a more radical stance on political and social issues. He was ousted from the vice-chairmanship ...

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    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... fame, the 82-year-old Yeung is not immune to some of the social issues affecting the city. Not only has he been forced to move his business after the landlord demanded a higher rent, he is also ... says. Yeung still reads the newspaper every day, keeping up to date with social issues and events. "Large numbers come from the mainland, there's barely room to breathe. I'm ...

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    Jay Walder: the man who set in train the high-speed rail link fiasco

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by DANNY LEE

    ... Prendergast is an experienced operations man and a good negotiator who understands union issues, all of which Walder is not. But former New York mayor, Bloomberg, begs to differ. Walder ...

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    Antony Leung: a man of faith ready for a big comeback?

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Tony Cheung

    ... Leung's 10-year silence on political issues was not broken until last year, when it emerged he had co-hosted a series of lunch discussions on electoral reform with Legislative Council president ...

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    James To Kun-sun: A lawmaker's long road to justice

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by Phila Siu

    ... Aquino once said he could not issue an official apology because "the act of one individual... should not be construed as an act of the entire country". But if he had to guess, To said, ...

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    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... aims to "help the underprivileged, foster the spirit of giving and boost the social mobility of young people". An advertising-industry veteran who rose to become an executive director ...




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