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  1. Answers demanded in activist's death

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Simpson Cheung An online petition demanding a fair investigation into the death of Hunan democracy and union activist Li Wangyang is gathering steam. Family and supporters suspect foul play but local police say he hanged himself in hospital. Activists Hu Jia and Ai Weiwei had joined more than 3,300 Chinese and foreign supporters of Li in signing the petition by 6pm ...

  2. The agony of Li Wangyang

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a noose of white bandages around his neck. Pictures taken at the scene by one of Li's friends just before his body was taken away by police showed Li's slippered feet still ... known by his internet pseudonym Beifeng, Beijing economist Xia Yeliang and US-based democracy activist Wu Renhua started an online petition demanding a fair investigation into Li's death. ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. Republicans stage debate in crucial Florida Republican White House hopefuls will lock horns in a debate in the key state of Florida before a weekend straw ... to eliminate by-elections in the event of midterm Legislative Council vacancies will explain their position at a press conference today. About 130 academics jointly signed a petition against filling ...

  4. The small-house policy is causing needless divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regarding Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's thinking on ending the small-house policy (when she was development secretary), I write to support her views on this matter. ... to the government for land to build. And it is unsustainable because there is simply not enough land for all the indigenous people to build their small houses. Hong Kong's indigenous people believe ...

  5. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right to build a small house if I have a plot of land. This is becoming more difficult, as land is now limited. The maximum size permitted is 700 square foot per floor, but building a house of this size is subject to the size of plot of land available. It costs a great deal of money to get someone to build the house. Our ancestors and their descendants have lived in the same village ...

  6. News - China

    Briefs, January 11, 2013

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... on the company's website. CCTV reported late last month that chicken supplied to KFC and McDonald's contained excess amounts of antiviral drugs and hormones. Reuters   Handle petitions more carefully, officials told State Councillor Ma Kai called on local governments to handle petitions with more care under innovative management systems. Ma made the remarks yesterday at a meeting attended ...

  7. Magazines - Style

    Women thrive on passion to fuel professional goals

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... executive of charity Junior Achievement Hong Kong recalls working in Australia and being informed by a mentor that she was a "triple minority" in her chosen field- being a petite Asian female in the predominantly white, male IT industry. Her response was to work even harder. "By working three times as hard to defy my 'triple minority', my work in the field ...

  8. Sustainable housing policy a priority for restructured government bureaus

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a sustainable housing policy for Hong Kong. We should strike a balance between the development of sufficient supply annually of public housing- both rental and for sale- and of sufficient supply ... and Housing Bureau to be combined into a new Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau for the purposes of better co-ordination and more efficiency. Recently at a trade luncheon, a lady sitting near me said ...

  9. Serve the housing needs of poor first

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A happy and worry-free retirement life remains the universal dream of most people. In Hong Kong this goal is arguably more difficult to achieve due to a lack of affordable housing ... for the elderly launched by the quasi-official Housing Society has drawn mixed reactions from the public. Dubbed the platinum club for the well-to-do, the 'Joyous Living' projects in North Point ...

  10. Writers blocked

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... modern success stories; the other two are a world-class public- health system and extensive, reasonable-quality social housing. But not that long ago- less than two generations, to be exact- ... stations laid out in the 80s offer a stark reminder of widespread semi-literacy. Stations in East Kowloon's public-housing districts are colour-coded for easy recognition; Diamond Hill has ...




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