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Emily Lau

The lawmakers who are rarely seen or heard

Members of the finance, commercial and sports sectors are either very content with the government or their legislative representatives had better things to do.

Sunday, 8 July, 2007, 12:00am

Runners lead June 4 remembrance

About 100 local activists yesterday braved the heat to stage an 18km run in memory of the June 4 crackdown in Beijing 18 years ago.

The annual event, which came on the eve of today's annual candle-light vigil, was staged by the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China to symbolise the continuity in the fight for redress.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

July 1 rally planners expect strong turnout

Organisers of the July 1 rally say they believe there will be a strong turnout for the march and people will enthusiastically fight for their aspirations, despite the release of 'good news' from the authorities, aimed at cooling the annual protest.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Climate change on British minister's agenda for HK visit

British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett is expected to raise awareness of climate change when she visits Hong Kong this month.

The trip, in the politically symbolic period ahead of the 10th anniversary of the handover, will be her first to the city, and also to Beijing, since she took up the post in May last year.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Blue sky clears the air for winning budget vote

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Frontier in 3-pronged attack on election day

The Frontier legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing is planning an ambitious, three-pronged protest against the chief executive election on March 25, with demonstrations conducted by land, sea and air.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Activists left to count the cost of taking to the water, and flying high

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Stuck in some very old ruts

Americans took notice last month when Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives. She is hardly the only American woman to reach a prominent public position: Condoleezza Rice is the second female secretary of state, and Harvard University has its first female president. But it was clearly a novelty.

16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Vital freedoms in perils?

The academic community has been rocked by claims that senior government officials tried to gag dissent at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Institute vice-president Bernard Luk Hung-kay accused the secretary for Education and Manpower, Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, of pressuring the institute to merge with Chinese University.

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Critics round on police over attacks

After yesterday's assault on Albert Ho, the force denies not taking reports seriously

Police were last night accused of not taking seriously reports by lawmakers of vandalism and intimidation.

Critics warned this would send a wrong message to would-be attackers and discourage people from taking public office.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Protecting women's rights

Lawmakers Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung of the Civic Party and Emily Lau Wai-hing of The Frontier report on their appearance last week before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. The pair urged the government to systematically assess the adverse impact of its policies on women.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

LAWMAKERS TO STUDY Environments ABROAD

A delegation from the Legislative Council's panel on environmental affairs will visit Japan, Denmark and Finland from August 22-31. The lawmakers, including Choy So-yuk, Emily Lau Wai-hing, Lau Kong-wah, Lee Wing-tat and Tam Yiu-chung, will visit environmental protection facilities in Japan.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

UN to hear about lack of work on sex equality

The UN will be told of a lack of effort to protect women's rights in Hong Kong and the 'almost invisible' work of a public watchdog on equal opportunities, legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing says.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

UN to hear about lack of work on sex equality

The UN will be told of a lack of effort to protect women's rights in Hong Kong and the 'almost invisible' work of a public watchdog on equal opportunities, legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing says.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Part-time judges' political ties backed

Part-time judges will continue to be allowed to maintain affiliations with political organisations, following support from members of the legal community and a human rights group.

The secretary for justice had no wish to amend guidelines that require full-time judges to stay out of politics, but put no such restrictions on part-timers, legislators were told yesterday.

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am