Audrey Eu Yuet-Mee

Definition of house at heart of battle between government and developer

Audrey Eu represented the government in court. Photo: Sam Tsang

It's a court battle that's going all around the houses. A developer wants to tear down five houses and build a 26-storey block in their place. But the director of the Lands Department insists that it can build only houses - not multi-storey blocks - on the subdivided site, according to the government lease.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 8:59am

Democracy has no universal standard

Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, chairman of Civic Party. Photo: Thomas Yau

Civic Party boss Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said the standards for universal suffrage "are not Western but universal". In granting the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo , the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjorn Jagland said "human rights are universal". But what on earth can they mean by "universal"?

13 Apr 2013 - 3:21am 20 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 19, 2013

Ordinary masks will offer no protection. Photo: EPA

I am writing as a concerned citizen of Hong Kong, on the issue of the banners that have been proliferating around this city in recent times.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:20am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 20, 2013

Illegal parking is a rampant problem. Photo: David Wong

Mr Lo criticised me and the Civic Party for "jumping on the bandwagon" in uploading Lian's article on Facebook and inviting the chief executive to sue me for libel if indeed he had a case for libel.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:51am 2 comments

A democracy protest worth joining

It looks like we will have another Occupy Central as a campaign to press the government and Beijing for full democracy. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

So it looks like we will have another Occupy Central. Only this time it will be for real, run by people who hopefully know what they are doing, as a campaign to press the government and Beijing for full democracy. This is the brainchild of Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong. 

20 Feb 2013 - 4:12am 4 comments

Pace of democratic reform the key to its success

Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, chairwoman of Civic Party. Photo: Sam Tsang

Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee took the opportunity of a Valentine's Day radio show to send out a message both bold and affectionate to other members of the pan-democratic camp. Under her leadership, the party is not going to wait for the government's proposals on democratic reform to be published: rather, it is going to get to work right away, together with other like-minded political parties, to spell out their own set of proposals for how to achieve universal suffrage.

7 Jun 2013 - 11:41am

Thousands could face court over Leung slur

Audrey Eu Yuet-mee. Photo: Thomas Yau

Thousands of people who have shared the political column that Leung Chun-ying claims accuses him of having links with triads could be subject to defamatory charges if the chief executive decides to take the publisher to court, a legal expert suggested.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:48am 12 comments

Four women blaze trail in Hong Kong politics

Selina Chow

Family duties and the roles traditional culture assigns women doesn't make it easy for them to take on the challenge of helping run Hong Kong.

7 Feb 2013 - 10:19am 1 comment

Who said it?

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Your kindness is key to bringing unity to the people and the nation

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej addressed the strife-torn country on his 85th birthday


Often the government is stuck with a face problem

Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, on why the government does not take up suggestions from pan-democrats


6 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Civic Party defends election strategy despite two big losses

Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit on Monday. Photo: Nora Tam

The Civic Party on Tuesday continued to defend its election strategy that ended with two of its star members losing their seats.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Minister criticised for 'recycling' green policies

The new environment chief has been accused of 'recycling' old policies and failing to offer a vision of hope in his first meeting with lawmakers.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing briefed the Legislative Council's environment panel on eight policy areas, including air pollution, waste disposal and nature conservation.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Call for transparency on power-tariff changes

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers profit in secret land deals

Indigenous Sai Kung villagers are profiting from covert deals with land developers that exploit the small-house scheme - while allowing land premiums and rezoning laws to be ignored - a South China Morning Post investigation has learned.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Ban on idling engines delayed

A Legco panel has accused environmental officials of 'cheating' by postponing for three months the law meant to ban idling engines.

Adding to lawmakers' anger, a one-month grace period will be granted to offenders after the law takes effect on December 15 - three months after its intended implementation date and 10 months after the legislation was passed.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

asian games

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Which of the following is not the reason why Wong Kam-po thinks Hong Kong should host the 2023 Asian Games?

a. It will boost the economy.

b. It will make many athletes happy.

c. It will raise the morale of local athletes.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am