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Public Eye

Democracy's dirty, slippery truth

Wednesday, 2 November, 2011, 12:00am

Attack on values

On a beautiful night in April 1995, I drove through one of the busiest streets near my alma mater, en route to meeting a few friends to celebrate the victory of our men's basketball team in the NCAA championship. The air was explosive. Suddenly, I heard a big thud and, out of instinct, slammed on the brakes. I felt cool liquid running down my shirt.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland muzzles are not the answer

A nation's strength lies in the character, creativity and determination of its people. These are the qualities that have underpinned the rise of many great powers and enriched the world. They are in abundance in China, but the Communist Party's refusal to allow their full expression means development is constrained and opportunities lost.

12 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

New York 'mural kings' leave their mark for a worthy cause

Tuesday isn't usually a night for big parties but that didn't stop Italian shoemaker Hogan from throwing one of the season's larger parties to toast a new Pacific Place store and raise some change for the Chi Heng Foundation.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This being the final edition of Urban Jungle, I would like to thank all those people who have written to me and given me encouragement over the years. The column has been fun to write and has given me an opportunity to voice issues that I have found pressing and neglected elsewhere in the media.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Chin up and stay positive

To live a happy life, have a positive attitude. The first thing a person notices about another person is the attitude. If the attitude is good, the impression he gets will also be good.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

book review

The Rough Guide to Ethical Living

by Duncan Clark (Rough Guides)

It could be this reviewer's imagination but, suddenly, there seem to be fewer travel guides doing the rounds - perhaps because flying is now recognised as just about the least eco-friendly form of travel.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

What was your last good deed?

Ella Fung, 15

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

HK students' peace 'conscience' misplaced

Ella Lee's article ('Limited conscience', South China Morning Post, October 10) discussed the attempt of 100 students and activist to organise protest marches against the military response by the United States and Britain to the strongholds of terror suspect Osama bin Laden.

12 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Lionised views

The attacks on Claire Fishwick's letter, 'People so much friendlier in spotlessly clean Lion City' (South China Morning Post, August 3) has targeted the messenger instead of the problems that affect our home and which prompted the letter.

26 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Faith paves way for meaningful life

In this Internet age, the development of information technology takes top priority.

Even when we talk about improving the quality of life, we usually refer to the material dimension. We tend to neglect the importance of psychological and personality development in achieving this objective.

2 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

No escape from the law in long run

Are you beginning to wonder why the ICAC is so interested in mental fitness? Let us explain.

Mental fitness does not only include a sense of well-being, but also peace of mind which is inseparable from a clear conscience.

Abiding by the law is a major contributing factor to a clear conscience.

29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am


Although it is important that the Government speaks out strongly against racism, Hong Kong residents must also show that discrimination based on race or nationality is unacceptable. Every person of conscience, not just those who bear the brunt of discrimination, has a responsibility to stand up for equal treatment.

2 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Call for Legco conscience vote

Prospective Legislative Council president Andrew Wong Wang-fat last night urged members to cast a vote of conscience during its inaugural meeting this afternoon.

He admitted his chances of winning the chair were not promising, as the former president of the provisional legislature, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, looked set to win today's vote.

2 Jul 1998 - 12:00am


IT would be presumptious for me to describe any judge as being 'conscientious', and I did not, therefore, use that term with reference to Magistrate Eccleton's decision to reverse a verdict of guilty and enter an acquittal (South China Morning Post, December 30).

What I did say was that I thought the judge had acted according to his 'conscience'.

6 Jan 1996 - 12:00am