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Fund is more a PR exercise for tycoons

Poor families can hardly cope with rising inflation, even when there are government subsidies. I think the Community Care Fund is a controversial initiative.

Tuesday, 4 January, 2011, 12:00am

Friends recall the passionate man who remained true to his ideals

I first met Szeto Wah in the late 1980s when he gave a lecture to a group of first-year students at Chinese University on Hong Kong's constitutional development.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Case builds against once-lauded liability law

When China's Tort Liability Law took effect on July 1, it caused a brief period of excitement among lawyers and nervousness among companies. The law has given mainlanders expanded protection against defective products and enabled them to seek punitive damages against the companies.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

New Year's Day protest passes off peacefully

A year on from a rowdy protest by massed ranks of demonstrators outside Beijing's Hong Kong headquarters, the forces of law and order pulled out all the stops yesterday to ensure there was no repeat.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Scathing attack on death penalty puts author in city state's sights

Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock by Alan Shadrake SIRD (Strategic Information and Research Development Centre)

By his own admission British writer Alan Shadrake takes a 'publish and be damned' attitude. When he wrote his new broadside against Singapore's justice system, he must have known that he was playing with fire - and so it proved.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Rower guilty of HK$3m sex tape blackmail plot

A former Asian Games rowing star has been found guilty of trying to extort HK$3 million from her elderly 'sugar daddy' by threatening to send a tape of them having sex to the media.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

National pride tempered by lack of human rights

New Year is a time for looking forward and back. The nation, having truly emerged as a global power from the financial crisis that engulfed the developed world, can look back on a year in which its enhanced international status and influence grew. Its leaders should therefore have had no reason to fear any challenge to their rule.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Dissident upbeat on China after Nobel Peace Prize

Yang Jianli was a PhD student in the US when the Tiananmen democracy movement broke out in 1989. Keen to participate, he went back and witnessed the June 4 crackdown. He said that was 'a point of no return' in his life.

'I saw tanks rolling over students,' he said. 'I felt China had no choice but to change.'

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Dissident upbeat on China after Nobel Peace Prize

Yang Jianli was a PhD student in the US when the Tiananmen democracy movement broke out in 1989. Keen to participate, he went back and witnessed the June 4 crackdown. He said that was 'a point of no return' in his life.

'I saw tanks rolling over students,' he said. 'I felt China had no choice but to change.'

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Driver gets 4 years' jail for fatal accident

A speeding drink-driver who hit and killed a teacher on his way to school on Christmas Eve last year was jailed yesterday for four years and banned from driving for five years for what a judge described as the most culpable offence of its kind.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Row over Bokhary's extra jail visits

Extra visits to prisoners are commonly allowed in the interest of their rehabilitation and relationships with their families, the government said yesterday amid media reports over extra visits paid to judge's niece Amina Mariam Bokhary.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

No easy road for dissidents after Nobel win

When jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo was honoured in absentia as the Nobel Peace laureate in Oslo earlier this month, tears welled up in the eyes of many exiled dissidents who were at the ceremony.

To them, the prize was a much-needed morale boost and a long overdue acknowledgement of their fight for democracy and rights.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Drink-driver sued over crash that killed six

The administrator of the estate of a worker who was killed along with five others in a crash in Lok Ma Chau last year has sued the driver who rammed into the taxi carrying the victims for unspecified damages.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Milk activist's treatment exposes failings of law

If Zhao Lianhai really has been granted medical parole, as a post on his personal blog says, then another sorry chapter in Beijing's treatment of human rights campaigners will be nearing an end. Authorities will have lived up to their promise made last month to release him, revealing a modicum of compassion.

30 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

In a tough environment, some still dare to believe changing system is possible

Defence lawyers face may tough decisions in a difficult work environment, but some still believe there is hope for improvement.

'Under these circumstances, lawyers must stand firm and not give in,' one of the country's first and most famous defence lawyers, Zhang Sizhi, said. 'They must carry out their jobs in a stricter-than-ever fashion.

30 Dec 2010 - 12:00am