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Civil Rights and Liberties

Scholarism to bypass police nod in protest over June 4 crackdown

The march - to protest Beijing's refusal to vindicate the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen movement - will be joined with another one arranged by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which ends at the government headquarters in Admiralty.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:27am 1 comment

'Troublesome' Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang sent home from Beijing

Yang Kuang said he had been escorted to Beijing airport and put on a flight after being held for over 30 hours by police, who told him he had been detained for "provoking quarrels and making trouble".

11 Mar 2013 - 8:31am 14 comments

Fruit knife detention pierces concepts of freedom

The Henan Business Daily reported on Thursday that the man was taken to a police station by an undercover officer after getting off a bus with his friend. The sharp-eyed policeman noticed the man had a small folding knife attached to his keychain. The officer informed him that it was illegal to carry such a knife in public, and by law the man was detained for three days.

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am 1 comment

China's claim to greatness must rest on its ethics

China has the potential to be a force for tremendous good in the world. Already, it is using its considerable fiscal reserves to invest heavily in economic and transport infrastructure in Africa and Latin America, supporting the construction of roads, railways, ports and mines.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:07am 4 comments

Legal group produces handbook for protesters

A big rise in the number of arrests of demonstrators has prompted a group of legal professionals to produce a handbook to explain their rights.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:01pm 1 comment

Singer Peter Yarrow tells University of Hong Kong lack of respect at root of protests

A puff of 1960s magic blew through the University of Hong Kong yesterday as Peter Yarrow, one part of American folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, held a concert and rally at the university's Sun Yat-sen square.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 1 comment

Think like winners, Ronny Tong says

The pan-democratic camp should cast aside its role as a mere opposition and embrace a 'ruling mentality' if it is to offer a suitable candidate to be the first chief executive elected by universal suffrage in 2017, one leading member of the coalition says.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Should blogging sites follow Blogger and Twitter and censor their content?

Vanessa Wong, 16, Diocesan Girls' School

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

CE runners must clarify positions

Campaign platforms are crucial in elections. They set out the visions of the candidates standing for public office. They are the promises made to the voters in return for their support. The chief executive election is less than three months away. While only 1,200 people are eligible to vote, there is much public interest in the plans of the candidates.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

All quiet on the democracy front

While the two front runners in the race to be the city's next chief executive seek to outdo each other with promises on housing, welfare and education, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying have spelled out only a few broad principles on how to attain universal suffrage for the city if either wins the top job in March.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am