Elsie Tu

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Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2013

A tree thought to have brown root rot. Photo: Nora Tam

Your detailed coverage of the plight of Hong Kong's urban and rural trees highlights the need for urgent action if we are to save at least some of our natural heritage.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 5 comments

Hong Kong political veteran Elsie Tu criticises tycoons with no conscience

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The former lawmaker and urban councillor, who turns 100 on June 2, became emotional when expressing sympathy for striking dock workers and anger with a billionaire, whom she declined to name.

22 Apr 2013 - 12:48pm 22 comments

The secrets to the strength of Elsie Tu

Elsie Tu puts her longevity down to exercise. Photo: May Tse

Working out regularly from a young age is the secret of longevity for former urban councillor Elsie Tu, who is allowed to take it rather more easily now as she approaches her 100th birthday.

22 Apr 2013 - 4:52am 1 comment

Building without equal before the law

When Hong Kong's lawmakers finish a marathon three-day session next week it will signal more than the begining of the summer recess, it will close the doors on a slice of history.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Selling arms to regime is interference

The bloody suppression of human rights in Myanmar has brought out the usual stale formula from those nations supporting the junta's style of government.

Spokesmen in Beijing, Bangkok and Delhi are happy to announce that their governments 'do not interfere in the activities of a neighbouring sovereign state'.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

China's repressive leaders have not learned from massacre

I found Elsie Tu's comments on the controversy generated by Ma Lik ('Political parties use Tiananmen tragedy as propaganda ', June 9) disturbing.

She says: 'Ma Lik sets a good example in caring about people.'

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Harvard University book prize

This year's Harvard Club of Hong Kong Schools Book Prize is now open to all secondary schools in Hong Kong.

Each school that applies can choose three outstanding students who will win a prize. The students will be invited to attend a special ceremony to receive their prizes.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Overwhelmed by mountains of marketing junk

Has it ever occurred to the advertising gurus that there is something called green marketing? When they conceive of their ingenious marketing campaigns, could they please take into consideration the wastage factor.

One does not need to go as far as saving forests, but the amount of rubbish produced by complicated marketing promotions is unnecessary.

17 May 2006 - 12:00am

slice of life

From the South China Morning Post this week in 1966

A key witness of the Kowloon riots denied before the Commission of Inquiry that he had received a $5,000 'payoff' from Elsie Elliott (today better known as Elsie Tu) for his part in the anti-fare-rise demonstrations.

24 May 2005 - 12:00am

Why hound the English Schools Foundation?

Would the government please explain why it is apparently hounding the English Schools Foundation?

If the government wants Hong Kong to be 'Asia's World City', it will have to offer Asia's world language, which is English.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Don't let retiring senior civil servants work

The former commissioner of police was permitted to draw wages from outside work while the government continued to pay his monthly salary.

14 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

James Tien's call smacks of opportunism

James Tien Pei-chun's new mantle as environmental crusader raises his Liberal Party's capacity for political opportunism to previously uncharted levels ('Clearly, we need to work together', December 24).

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Shouting at the Mountain

Shouting at the Mountain

by Andrew and Elsie Tu

Chameleon Press $145

5 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

New chapter

Former legislator Elsie Tu launches the Chinese version of her book, Colonial Hong Kong in the Eyes of Elsie Tu, at the Central Library. Mrs Tu said the Chinese version would help students combat 'widespread media propaganda'. She also said she hoped that Hong Kong people would be less emotional about democratic reforms.

24 Jun 2004 - 12:00am