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  1. Should the government be responsible for helping people to stop smoking?

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Jeffrey Wong, Vanessa Lee

    ... Jeffrey Wong, Vanessa LEe Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Jeffrey Wong, Diocesan Boys' School I do not think the government should be responsible ... a restricted liberty in deciding to smoke- they are allowed to smoke, so long as they do not infringe anyone else's 'liberty' not to smoke. On the other hand, smokers must be responsible ...

  2. 50pc dissatisfied with government response to financial crisis: survey

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu One in two Hongkongers are dissatisfied with government policies aimed at boosting the economy in response to the global financial crisis, a survey revealed yesterday. Even though government officials remain unconvinced about the benefit of a proposal to distribute shopping vouchers to every citizen, the Liberal Party, which conducted the survey last week, said the shopping ...

  3. Cool response to racial equality proposal

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The government remained non-committal yesterday about a proposal to add a clause to the Race Discrimination Bill that would create a statutory duty to promote racial equality. The administration's seeming hesitation led lawmakers to quest ...

  4. 'Responsible' activists fined over protest

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Two members of the League of Social Democrats were let off with fines in a court ruling yesterday that described them as acting responsibly during ... in Central. He also said it was responsible of Wong and To to stay behind and take care of those who refused to leave. 'Overall, the two of you are not that bad. You were responsible ...

  5. Roots the cause of league's rude responses

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When the League of Social Democrats emerged as the big winner in the Legislative Council election last year, analysts predicted that the rise of the radicals would profoundly ... staged by the league's legislators. But, as long as the undemocratic political system and social injustices remain unchanged, they see the league as a valuable voice to challenge the status ...

  6. Lukewarm response to lawmakers' Expo trip

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... suffrage, has initially drawn a lukewarm response. But despite a protest by the Democratic Party and the Civic Party, who have questioned arrangements for the trip, Legco president Tsang Yok-sing ... Chan, resigned earlier and will contest the by-elections. Other pan-democrats earlier called for the dates to be postponed until the pair and three other lawmakers from the League of Social ...

  7. Tsang government's strong response may boost popularity in short term

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... administration's response to the Manila hostage crisis has been markedly stronger than that shown during the last big emergency faced by Hongkongers- a mass stranding of tourists at Bangkok's main ... 'Now the government says it won't request taking part in the investigation,' he said. 'This will disappoint citizens.' League of Social Democrats legislator Wong Yuk-man, ...

  8. 'Social governance' debuts in 5-year plan

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will adopt preventive measures to reduce social problems and improve emergency responses. It will strengthen the role of grass-roots organisations to better monitor floating populations such as rural ... plans to build more community service centres to provide social services, maintain social stability and handle petitions. The plan says the government will build emergency response teams ...

  9. Officials mum on details in response plan

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the highest level of emergency response, including the evacuation of a large number of Hong Kong residents at risk overseas as the result of natural disaster or social unrest. Mr Tsang would assume ... Phyllis Tsang The government was under pressure last night to say whether it had activated an emergency-response mechanism for external incidents to help travellers stranded by political ...

  10. Despite lukewarm response, pan-democrat alliance stands by electoral reform proposal

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Despite a tepid response from both the pro-establishment camp and fellow pan-democrats, the Alliance for Universal Suffrage is unlikely to amend its electoral reform proposals. Alliance vice-convenor Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong said that while the moderate coalition would consider the responses of various political groups, it was unlikely to change the proposals in its road ...




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