The look of satisfaction on Galant Ng Ka-lun's face as he crossed the finish line was one of pure satisfaction. He had just completed his first Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon, which yesterday celebrated its 20th anniversary with a record field of 3,000 runners.Monday, 7 January, 2013, 3:10am
A few weeks ago, I attended the Stargaze Camp for All and the Blind, an annual event organised by the Social Welfare Department in partnership with non-profit bodies and volunteers from the private sector. To me, this camp is a highlight among the many events I attend, because it helps its participants challenge old, tired thinking on "disability" and "possibility".12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am
Good hygiene should be daily priority in city
The authorities in the capital are undertaking a massive clean-up drive ("at Tiananmen Square and its surroundings") ahead of the upcoming National Day celebrations ("Beijing launches clean-up campaign", September 8).
This is something that seems to happen every year, but it should not just be seen as an annual event.13 Sep 2012 - 2:47am
Please don't hang her. I just want her to be brought home alive
An appeal to Malaysian authorities by the mother of Emma Louise L'Aiguille (above), who has been charged with drug trafficking
It has been more than three months and I have not received any news on the progress of this investigation15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm
More than 100 Communist Party members in Shouguang , Shandong province, were removed from party organisations as local authorities stepped up a campaign to clean up grass-roots party units.11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
For the past two weeks or so blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been living a new life as a law student in America. The Chinese government's swift permission for Chen, his wife and children to leave the country earned leaders some political brownie points - but its efforts should not stop there.7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Foreigners working on the mainland have an uneasy feeling. Videos of shocking behaviour by compatriots went viral on the internet, spawning a torrent of comment that veered towards xenophobia. Shortly after, authorities in Beijing announced a 100-day crackdown on foreigners without valid visas or work documents, a move greeted with rapturous approval by some on Chinese microblogs.28 May 2012 - 12:00am
The hero's welcome that awaited Chen Guangcheng at New York University last weekend must have been one of the most intense moments in the blind legal activist's life. The floral tributes, applause, cheers and words of admiration were a world away from the suffocating, de facto imprisonment he endured in his rural village in Shandong province until just over a month ago.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Most see the saga of blind activist Chen Guangcheng as an international incident. I see it mainly as a domestic matter whose resolution is vital to our national interest as China evolves into an orderly modern state. Friends have advised me against speaking out on this case, given its sensitivity.25 May 2012 - 12:00am
Chen Guangcheng could start his legal studies at New York University as early as next week as university staff wrap up a research plan for the newly arrived blind legal activist.
Law professor Jerome Cohen, who has served as an adviser and mentor to the self-taught lawyer, detailed Chen's course in a session for the Hong Kong media yesterday.22 May 2012 - 12:00am
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng appeared happy and upbeat as he arrived in New York yesterday, bringing an end to a seven-year saga of confinement that culminated in tense diplomatic negotiations after he fled to the US embassy in Beijing a month ago.21 May 2012 - 12:00am
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who caused a diplomatic crisis when he fled to the US embassy in Beijing last month, boarded a plane to New York with his family yesterday telling of his sadness at leaving his homeland.20 May 2012 - 12:00am
Friends and supporters of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, while happy to hear he had finally left for the US, expressed concerns over the fate of his relatives left behind in his Shandong home town.20 May 2012 - 12:00am
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose flight to the US embassy in Beijing last month caused a diplomatic crisis, will leave for the United States within a few days, according to two independent sources.
A source close to the activist's family said Chen had been told to make preparations to leave within the next few days, although he could not give a specific date.19 May 2012 - 12:00am
Quiet diplomacy has long received short shrift from China when addressing human rights issues. The case of Chen Guangcheng, however, marks a significantly more sophisticated approach to its negotiations with the US.15 May 2012 - 12:00am