Family

Peter Lee surrogacy case referred to police

The case of Henderson Land Development scion Peter Lee Ka-Kit, who was reported to have hired a California-based surrogate mother to give birth to triplet sons, has been referred to the police.

Thursday, 2 December, 2010, 12:00am

It's mostly about relationships: how the points system works when it comes to securing a pupil's preferred school

Children who had links to a school were favoured over those with none in the first stage of allocations for primary school places yesterday.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

letters

Be kind to your ageing parents

If you have noticed changes in your parents' behaviour, you need to be understanding.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Legal draft lays down mistress' lack of rights

A mistress will not be allowed to claim any share of property or 'compensation for lost youth' if her man severs the extramarital relationship, according to a new draft judicial interpretation announced this week for consultation.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

What do students think about surrogacy and Lee's case? How would they feel if they had been born to a surrogate mother?

Emily Tsang Long-yu, 16, Creative Secondary School

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

1 Peter Lee Ka-kit used a surrogate mother in the United States ...

i) because he is unmarried.

ii) because he has two daughters and wanted a son.

iii) because his father told him to.

iv) because surrogacy is illegal in Hong Kong.

a. all of the above

b. i) and iii)

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

Get tough with unscrupulous employers

The boss of Cafe de Coral changed his mind about cancelling paid meal breaks for workers after a public backlash.

His original proposal was in response to the minimum wage legislation.

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

A caring home the key to child development

I was sorry to read the comments by vicar-general of the Catholic Diocese, Father Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Choi Chi-sun, of the Society for Truth and Light, concerning surrogacy ('Use of surrogacy draws Catholic diocese rebuke', October 29).

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Mental patients cause stress for carers

Caregivers for mental patients suffer high levels of stress, a survey by Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service and City University of 276 such caregivers found. Eccentric and suicidal behaviour and unstable emotions caused the most stress in caregivers, 64 per cent of whom want the Hospital Authority to provide 24-hour emergency support services to ease their stress.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Businessmen invest in their families as stay-at-home dads

For a society obsessed with wealth and success, few are blessed with the wisdom and opportunity to recognise the true value of family.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Make adoption easier, lawmaker urges

A lawmaker wants adoption rules to be eased to encourage more infertile couples to raise children.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Connecting the pieces

The establishment of the HK$10 billion Community Care Fund may be a benevolent act by the business tycoons and the government to address poverty. However, the test will not be in raising this sum of money so much as in using it to create a sustainable impact in reducing poverty.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

US recalls mainland-made baby strollers

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Gwen Kao starts Alzheimer's charity

The wife of Alzheimer's-afflicted Nobel physics laureate Charles Kao Kuen is setting up a charity to raise awareness of the disease and promote better support for people who care for sufferers.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Baby's body found in building sewage pipe

More than 50 police, with two tracker dogs, were last night conducting door-to-door inquiries in a block of flats in North Point after the body of a newborn boy was found in a sewage pipe.

Crime squad officers believe the baby was flushed down a toilet in one of the flats in the 25-storey building at Provident Garden in Wharf Road.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am