Feudalism

China's position on Tibet

From Beijing's perspective, Tibet has been an inseparable part of China since ancient times. It says Tibet had long been a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic rule, a society which was even darker than that in medieval Europe.

Sunday, 22 March, 2009, 12:00am

Dole claimants may have to swear oath to stop cheats

Dole applicants may have to take an oath under a plan to deter welfare cheats.

The proposal was put forward yesterday by Deputy Secretary for Health and Welfare Ho Wing-him, who said: 'We feel the applicants should take some responsibility. If an applicant swears false information, he is subject to criminal liability.

13 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Quick fix on oaths misses solution

WHEN is an oath not an oath? That is the puzzle facing the Stock Exchange and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Income gap persists as countryside falls behind

THE gap in living standards between urban and rural areas has cast a shadow over optimistic figures on the income of town-dwellers released by the semi-official Hong Kong China News Service.

Observers in Hong Kong said the problems of farmers were far more serious than they were made to appear.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Wave of protest expected

MORE than 170 anti-Government disturbances have taken place in the Chinese countryside since late last year, according to mainland sources.

While all the protests have been put down, the authorities are bracing themselves for a deterioration of the situation as the national financial crisis worsens.

26 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Police move in on 'frauds of the manor'

HONGKONG people who thought they could get British passports through buying ''Manorial Lordships'' have been conned out of thousands of dollars in a worldwide fraud, the Sunday Morning Post can reveal.

They are among dozens of victims who forked out large sums of money for the fake titles.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am