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  1. Few women take part in elections

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

    ... Staff Reporter Women's participation in village elections is very low, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor found, and warned it could indicate indirect discrimination against women. The group found 2.23 per cent of candidates in this year's elections were women. In indigenous inhabitant representative elections, the number was 0.79 per cent. Among 1,358 elected village ...

  2. Medics, pregnant women to bolster rally's ranks

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung martin.wong@scmp.com For the first time, doctors will join today's annual July 1 democracy rally- to protest against the government's move to eliminate by-elections. And leading the crowd will be pregnant mainland women affected by new maternity bed quotas, and people feeling victimised by big-property interests, including Choi Yuen Tsuen ...

  3. Court denies bid to appeal against higher mainlander maternity fees

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to non-resident women. Fok Siu-wing says he will now apply directly to the Court of Final Appeal. Court of Appeal vice-president Mr Justice Frank Stock said yesterday that as the Hospital Authority had ... to press his case on behalf of a known 75 other families affected by the authority's decision in 2007 to raise the fees for non-resident women from HK$20,000 to HK$39,000 for a pre-booked ...

  4. Chinese women to stage special clinic in HK

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the greatest comebacks in women's volleyball in the gold medal match against the Russians at the 2004 Olympic Games. The Chinese came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in one of the Games' most ...

  5. Guarding against prairie fires

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... The demonstrations against Article 23, challenging the very legitimacy of Tung Chee-hwa administration, present the central government with a potential quagmire which goes deeper than ... through revolution, not election. Peasants revolted when the emperor lost virtue - or the perceived loss of the 'Mandate of Heaven'. Violence and instability, ensuing by-products ...

  6. Kuk's protest a blot on city's tradition

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The right to protest is one of our most important freedoms. But there is a clear line between peaceful protest and violence which tarnishes that right. The Heung Yee Kuk and its followers did not exactly cross it in Monday's rally against the government's crackdown on illegal village housing structures in the New Territories. But they left their mark on it when ...

  7. Government accused of backtracking over rights commission

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women apply to the territory. The protocol would allow any citizen to file complaints on women ... seekers, universal suffrage and domestic violence. Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai also expressed concerns about the delay in bringing the anti-racism bill to Legco. 'You told the UN ...

  8. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing people's hardship is his top priority. 'We'll invite anti ...

  9. Restructuring plan faces race against time

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The Legislative Council's finance committee yesterday began a marathon series of meetings in an effort to push through Leung Chun-ying's government restructuring plan before he takes over as chief executive in two week ...

  10. No room for violence in city's politics

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to silence him forever. Unlike in some places in the region and the world, Hong Kong politics has been immune from intimidation, bullying and violence. With memories of the violent clashes between ... Although our political parties may hold widely differing views on many issues, there is a strong consensus that freedom of expression must not be undermined by intimidation or violence. Also, ...




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