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  1. HK to give China first taste of 'international'

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with the winners set to earn a berth in the ACC women's Asia Cup against India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in November. 'This is a fantastic step in the right direction for women's cricket ... Alvin Sallay A little bit of history will be made this month when China's women's team play their first full representative match- against Hong Kong- in Shenzhen. The 35-over ...

  2. Not much sympathy for the unfairer sex

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... behind. So women still face discrimination, but according to the EOC, men are being neglected. We have, for example, a Women's Commission, but no equivalent for men. The EOC pokes its nose into the work of a peer commission by recommending overhauling it into a Commission for Gender Equality. Really? How about merging the EOC and Women's Commission to save public money? Speaking ...

  3. Diary

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... holds a breakfast briefing on property investment in Thailand, at the Hong Kong Club. Visit www.britcham.com AustCham presents, 'Celebrating Successful Women';, an International Women's Day breakfast. Call 2522 5054. BritCham and Towry Law Group present the seminar: 'Essential Guide to Financial Planning'. The HKGCC hosts a Europe Committee roundtable luncheon: ...

  4. A woman's place

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... women opt for a life of leisure over the constant battle at work: the reluctance to hire women as managers, women's pay being 64 per cent of men's on average, the pressure on women ... go to work only to find the right husband. Despite these generalisations, there are plenty of women trying to make their way at the coalface, and doing an impressive job. At over 10 million- ...

  5. Critics find fault with updated rule of law

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nicholas Birch

    ... proceedings with the European Union in October. Legal experts see the document as an improvement on its 1926 predecessor, which was heavily indebted to 19th century Italian laws. Turkish women's rights activists have expressed overall satisfaction with new articles criminalising sexual harassment, virginity tests and rape within marriage. The code also drops articles prescribing shorter ...

  6. HK teen qualifies for Beijing with record

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Teenager Stephanie Au Hoi-shun became the third Hong Kong swimmer to qualify for the Beijing Olympics - and she did it in style by breaking the Hong Kong record in the women's 800 metres freestyle at the Hong Kong Open Championships at Kowloon Indoor Park. Au, 15, stormed home in a time of eight minutes, 50.21 seconds to qualify within the Olympic B standard. ...

  7. In the eye of the beholder

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... concern about 'forced abortions and forced sterilisations imposed on women' in the context of the one-child policy. Implying that China had not provided all its information, ... Frank Ching Last month, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights held hearings about the extent to which these rights are upheld in China. It examined China's first ...

  8. Asian Games medallists to lead 100-strong HK squad

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yet from Hong Kong since first taking part in 1985. Hong Kong Sports Stars Award winner Au won an individual silver and a team bronze in the women's sabre at last year's Guangzhou Games, while the two swimmers claimed bronze medals in the women's 4x100 medley and 4x100 freestyle relays. Patrick Chan Ping-cheung, who will head the delegation, said they had yet ...

  9. Runners 'should push for new route'

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

    ... in the opening stage, but I am well prepared. Hong Kong is my lucky place and I want to win it again.' In the women's race, China's Jin Lingling is eager to repeat her performance ... 'I think it's time for the runners to come out and speak for themselves if they want to run the race within the urban area. They are also road users after all and have the right to have ...

  10. Smarter power

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and the promotion of gender equality, including Gao Yaojie, an 82-year-old Aids activist. Several women whom she had met in 1995, during a United Nations women's conference in Beijing, told her ... Frank Ching Human rights groups criticised the way US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton approached her first trip to China. But she was right and Amnesty International and others ...




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