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  1. US congressman is optimistic for HK

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... 'It is always presumptuous for anyone from the outside to give advice, but for Hong Kong to maintain its unique position in the world, it has to lead in rule of law and democracy,' he ... Visiting US Congressman Jim Leach said yesterday he was optimistic over Hong Kong's economic rebound. He said the American people hoped the city's desire for democracy would ...

  2. World watches HK's coming of age

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... model for expanding civil liberties on the mainland. 'Maintaining and strengthening these unique attributes would be for the good of Hong Kong, as well as for the good of China, the US ... Academics say the city's political growth in the wake of the July 1 protest offers clues to the mainland's future direction The way Beijing handled Hong Kong after the mass ...

  3. Race bias laws might consider family ties

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Proposed legislation could widen the existing definitions of discrimination People in Hong Kong who suffer discrimination because of the race of a family member may have recourse under ... laws, racism is a unique matter and there are a lot of technical issues to consider,' he said. Under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, for example, a person cannot be said to discriminate ...

  4. UN report ranks Hong Kong the second-best place to live in Asia

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Hong Kong has once again been ranked second only to Japan as the best place to live in Asia, in the annual United Nations Human Development Index. The city has the third-highest life expectancy in the world at 79.7 years and ranks 26th in overall human development. The index was released by the United Nations Development Programme in the same week Hong Kong was declared ...

  5. A new guest waltzes into Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... An unexpected guest has joined the throngs of visitors slowly returning to Hong Kong in the aftermath of the Sars outbreak. The 'dancing dropwing', a species of dragonfly never before seen in Hong Kong, has been discovered in the Kam Tin wetland along the new Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's (KCRC) West Rail in Yuen Long. Up to 10 dancing dropwings, which ...

  6. Shocking loss of life adds another grim chapter to the history of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The bus tragedy was the most serious traffic accident and one of the worst disasters in terms of lost lives for three decades in Hong Kong. In 1973, 15 passengers were killed when ... and rainstorms have been responsible for several disasters throughout the years. In 1983, Typhoon Ellen ripped through Hong Kong, leaving six dead and 333 injured. About 80,000 homes were without ...

  7. Hong Kong death toll climbs to 11

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Gary Cheung, Ravina Shamdasani Five more Hong Kong residents were reported dead yesterday, taking the toll to 11, while 74 remain missing. Thea Marchal, 10, her father Regis, 44, and mother Sylvie, 47, all died in the tsunami as the family was holidaying in Khao Lak, Thailand. German national Markus Knoesel and a three-month-old French baby, both Hong Kong residents, were ...

  8. War protesters give premier the stamp of disapproval

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... British Prime Minister Tony Blair got no respite from anti-war activists during his short stay in Hong Kong, with several local groups staging protests. About 40 demonstrators from eight non-governmental organisations gathered outside the British consulate chanting slogans and bearing placards saying Mr Blair was not welcome in Hong Kong. The protest, organised by the No War Coalition Hong ...

  9. Tsang's popularity slides

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Acting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's popularity fell slightly last week, while satisfaction with Hong Kong's ties with the central government has risen since the start of the year. The University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme poll found that Mr Tsang's popularity fell 3.5 points from the week before, to 68.3 points. His last ...

  10. 'HK must work with Beijing on political change'

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Klaudia Lee and Ravina Shamdasani Legco told to accept situation by constitutional affairs chief Pro-democracy lawmakers should 'understand and accept' that Hong Kong needs to co-ordinate with Beijing on the city's constitutional development as it is not a sovereign state, the constitutional affairs chief said yesterday. Stephen Lam Sui-lung also warned that Hong Kong ...




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