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  1. Alert urges Hongkongers to avoid Syria

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The government raised the outbound travel alert for conflict-plagued Syria from red to black, the highest level in its three-tier alert system. Hongkongers were advised to avoid all travel the Middle Eastern country. Those already in Syria were urged to tend to their own safety, and recommended to avoid protests and large gatherings. The Immigration Department's ...

  2. Heavy police presence 'can provoke' conflict

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Excessively heavy police deployment at civic protests runs the risk of provoking conflict with peaceful demonstrators, a rights group warned. At a press conference yesterday, Civil Human Rights Front, which monitors abuse of police power, reviewed several cases of suspected abuse. It cited the New Year's Day demonstration outside the central government liaison ...

  3. Settling conflicts tops instructions from Hu

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Settling ethnic conflicts and reducing social confrontations are the two overriding missions for the mainland's political advisory body, President Hu Jintao told its ... of handling ethnic conflicts between Han Chinese and Uygurs in Xinjiang is now topping the party's agenda, particularly in the wake of the rioting in Urumqi on July 5 that left nearly 200 people ...

  4. Housework standards most common cause of conflict, groups say

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Employers and domestic workers' groups said differing expectations and misunderstandings about housework standards were the most common causes of conflict between employers and domestic helpers. 'This is a very unfortunate, uncommon, and isolated case,' Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association chairman Joseph Law said after the arrest ...

  5. 'Conflict of interest' in drugs plan

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... medication, the authority would be open to conflicts of interest and middle-class patients might suffer as a result. The Legislative Council's health services panel on January 8 turned down ... of attitude. They said the authority could face conflicts of interest if it prescribes and sells non-subsidised drugs at the same time. 'If the authority prescribes more non-subsidised drugs ...

  6. Political conflict seen lessening in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... still being developed, he acknowledged that there had been conflict. But Professor Lau sought to play down problems related to the governing style of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's ... that the community lacked a common sense of political destiny, he said. Conflict between the rich, the poor and the middle classes had affected Hong Kong's stability and confidence, Professor Lau said. ...

  7. Play bigger role in curbing family conflict, officers urged

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Anti-domestic violence groups are urging the police to work more closely with social workers in cases of family conflict that might lead to abuse at home. They said the occurrence of any physical injuries should not be the sole criteria for the police to intervene in family quarrels. Lam Man-chiu, director of Against Elderly Abuse, said many victims of domestic ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers feel like outsiders in mainland cities, says survey

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... to the class awareness of migrant workers and work out strategies to effectively resolve conflicts among different social strata to avoid conflict. Professor Ye Yumin, from Renmin University's ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One answer in the last Tax File Q&A (March 1, 2009) wrongly suggests inheritance tax could depend on residency of the spouse. Matters of inheritance tax are decided on domicile and not residence, and Mr Bilton had indeed meant domicile, not residency. ...

  10. Should children have a say in their parents' divorce?

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Wong Man-chi, Cathy Chan Vanessa Wong Man-chi, 16, Diocesan Girls' School Divorce is a delicate matter. It concerns every member of a family. And so children must be given a chance to have a say in their parents' divorce. Otherwise, they ...




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