CSSA

In Hong Kong, slurs and stereotyping pass for debate

Members of Liberal Party stage a protest on December 17, 2013 after Court of Final Appeal ruled the government's policy of excluding new immigrants from its welfare programme is unconstitutional. Photo: SCMP/Sam Tsang

The landmark ruling by the Court of Final Appeal on CSSA has sent shock waves across the city and further divided society. If nothing is done to address the situation, those mainland migrants who benefit financially from the ruling may suffer in the end, as they will find it harder to integrate into Hong Kong society.

Saturday, 4 January, 2014, 2:02am 2 comments

Top court's CSSA ruling a sound defence of our constitution

SoCo community officer Sze Lai-shan and Richard Tsoi Yiu-Cheong of Democratic Party leave Court of Final Appeal on December 17, 2013 after the court ruled that the requirement for social security applicants to have stayed in Hong Kong for seven years is unconstitutional. Photo: SCMP/Sam Tsang

One of the reasons an independent judiciary is so important is that it enables judges to apply the law freely and fearlessly in sensitive cases involving the government.

20 Dec 2013 - 3:09am