Top court says Hong Kong must assess refugee cases independently

UNHCR's office at Jordan. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The screening system is now expected to be rewritten after five judges of the Court of Final Appeal unanimously allowed a challenge by three African men. The government said the ruling would not affect the city's policy of not granting asylum to anyone. Instead, people granted refugee status in Hong Kong are resettled elsewhere.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 2:04pm

Talking points

Premier Wen Jiabao.

NPC begins with work report

5 Mar 2013 - 6:36am

Ecuador defies Britain, grants asylum to Julian Assange

A barrier with a Free Assange posters are seen opposite the Ecuadorean Embassy in London August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ki Price

LONDON/QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange on Thursday, ratcheting up tension in a standoff with Britain which has warned it could revoke the diplomatic status of Quito's embassy in London to allow the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder.

16 Aug 2012 - 9:41pm

Boy battles sinister shadows of madness to save father

The Lunatic's Curse By F. E. Higgins Published by MacMillan Children's Books ISBN 978 0 53232 8

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Teenagers rage in safety

FOUR years ago Tricia Carton, a concerned parent, realised the problem caused by the lack of safe places for teenagers in Hong Kong to socialise.

She learned that people as young as 16 and 17 were going to adult venues where they had access to alcohol and drugs, and that they were being led astray by these temptations.

27 Oct 1993 - 12:00am