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Class boycotts threatened in fight against national education

A bird's eye view of students, parents and teachers gathered outside the Central Government Offices at Admiralty yesterday. Photo: Felix Wong

Activists opposed to the introduction of national education in schools have vowed to besiege the government headquarters indefinitely until authorities withdraw the subject.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012, 11:52am

Government must not delay policy revision for columbariums

There is a desperate need for more niches. Photo: Dickson Lee

The latest figures published by the Census and Statistics Department show that Hong Kong's death rate is projected to increase from about 42,700 per year (2012) to about 82,400 in 2041. This is largely due to the rapid increase of the ageing population and despite longer life expectancy.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:13am

Housing costs lead to fall in quality of life

Hong Kong's homes were less affordable last year than at any time since an annual study began, with the average family having to spend more than 11 times their annual income to get on the housing ladder.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Can protesters break the law for the sake of their cause?

Helen Wong Ling-oi, 13, St Stephen's Girls' College

Breaking an unjust law to convey a point has been widely accepted and has brought significant change to society. To say that protesters must not break the law is too inflexible. In fact, some laws are illegitimate. And perhaps breaking the law is the sole effective means to voice one's objection.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Inaction will only leave more homeless, group says

The city's homeless population will get worse if the government continues to ignore pleas for more affordable public housing for single people, the Society for Community Organisation (SoCo) warns.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Chief executive hopeful has close encounter with dancing flash mob

It's not every day that a chief executive hopeful has to run the gauntlet of a flash mob in Hong Kong, but that's what happened to Leung Chun-ying yesterday.

During a press conference on the waterfront at Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Leung narrowly missed being part of a flash-mob dance routine involving Little Steps, a parents' and children's group, and Island Dance.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Police injure pregnant woman, strikers claim

Clashes broke out as police moved in to help a Hitachi-affiliated factory in Shenzhen move products out of its warehouse, which was surrounded by protesting workers as their sit-in moved into its seventh day.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Workers refuse to back down

A wave of strikes in the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas over pay and compensation gathered momentum yesterday.

The increasing regularity of walkouts in the industrial heartlands is a sign of rising labour tensions as an ever more combative workforce faces off against employers battling the effects of a global slowdown.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing may ease cooling measures by mid-2012

Central government curbs on property buying could be eased by the middle of next year in view of a correction in the market, according to a report by Macquarie Capital Securities.

It expects a relaxation because it sees prices falling up to 20 per cent, land sales dropping sharply and a slowdown in capital expenditure on construction and new-home starts.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lift repairers on strike for pay rise and shorter hours

Workers at a lift maintenance company went on strike yesterday and vowed to continue it today.

About 70 repair workers at ThyssenKrupp Elevator said they would refuse emergency jobs unless their demands for a pay rise and shorter working hours were met.

The company carries out maintenance work at 600 buildings.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Three basic needs for a world city

International newspapers rank world cities annually according to factors such as wealth, environment and equal opportunities. I think a good welfare system, affordable medical care and a fair legal system are the most important foundations for a world city.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Rise in land supply won't drag prices down

There is no evidence that small flats are becoming more affordable, despite the release of more sites earmarked for their construction, property analysts said.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Local governments warned on speculation rules

The Ministry of Land and Resources has urged local governments to implement strictly measures to curb property speculation.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Rate incentive offered for low-cost housing

Beijing will ease lending terms for developers of low-cost housing to meet market and social demands.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Hunger strike at Legco building

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am