Delays in adoption cause permanent damage to children

A couple and their four adopted children in Reeseville, Wisconsin. Photo: AP

I refer to the report regarding the experiences of children adopted overseas ("HK orphans 'subjected to racism in Britain'", February 4).

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 1:38am 1 comment

Build on strengths, says NPC deputy

Mainland can learn from Hong Kong, says Chan Chung-bun.

Hong Kong and the mainland must identify and make the most of each other's advantages, not just hail "general" integration, newly-elected local deputy to the National People's Congress Bunny Chan Chung-bun said.

Chan, who is also the chairman of the Commission of Youth, pledged to seek exchange opportunities for local youths on the mainland.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Is our Hong Kong identity up to speed?

The Beijing-Guangzhou high speed train became operational on December 26, 2012. Photo: Reuters

On December 26, the 2,298-kilometre high-speed railway between Beijing and Guangzhou became operational. Trains will run at an average speed of 300km/h, cutting travel time to about eight hours from the current 24 or so.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:53am 7 comments

Would compulsory 'Moral and National Education' lessons help strengthen students' national identity?

Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Expats staying away as local riders rise to prominence

No season review five years ago would have forecast the changing landscape of Hong Kong's jockey colony to resemble the situation as we close the door on this season.

In 2004-05, wins by Chinese jockeys accounted for 64 races from the season programme of 710 contests.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Identity theft a year-long ordeal for designer

His 44th was a particularly cruel birthday for Rajesh Sadhwani. It was the day in March last year that he received an e-mail on his BlackBerry telling him that his password for his Yahoo e-mail account had been changed.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Clampdown on alleged student abuse of ethnic minority scheme

Three central government agencies are clamping down on prospective students allegedly trying to manipulate or lie about their ethnic origins to gain preferential treatment for admission to tertiary institutions.

6 May 2009 - 12:00am

Privacy and you

The digital revolution, especially the internet, has a mostly positive effect on our lives. But there are also disadvantages.

For example, as it is easy to post information online, personal information can be made public without our knowledge.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland groups batten down to secure networks

External threats to their software operations are prompting the mainland public sector and commercial enterprises to use identity and access-management technologies increasingly to secure their networks, according to United States-based software firm Oracle.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Con man convicted over identity fraud

A con man who used a false recruitment advertisement on the Labour Department's website to trick job seekers into supplying personal information which he used to apply for loans and credit cards was convicted on 10 counts of deception yesterday.

Chung Wai-man, 38, had run up debts of HK$120,000 using the information, the District Court heard.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Federation shows the way forward with ID security

System enables users to sign in once in trusted environment

BEING ABLE to establish and protect one's identity on the internet is becoming increasingly important as companies do more business online.

If you walk into a bank, you can show the bank manager an ID card with your picture - you are identified. But how does that work over the internet?

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Law may be needed for identity theft, says privacy chief

Hong Kong should consider legislating against identity theft, with technological advances expected to make the problem worse, said Privacy Commissioner Raymond Tang Yee-bong.

8 May 2004 - 12:00am

In touch with ID

IDENTITY CAN simply be who you are. But is it really that simple? Joe Joe Ngai Hoi-lut, who uses identity as the topic for many of his paintings, is not sure it needs defining.

7 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Theft through code will be biggest threat, warns report

The next time a computer virus or other malicious code sweeps the planet, it may prove to be much more damaging than the annoying Love Bug or some of its successors.

A Gartner Group report predicts that by the end of next year a 'mass victimisation' of thousands of Internet users will take place, where the object is not vandalism, but theft.

3 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Going home to a pile of problems

AFTER nine years in Asia, Philip feels it is time to return to Britain. Recently his company offered to transfer him back to the London office. But he is facing a quandary. ''It's an attractive offer. But at the same time, it feels like a big step down.'' Returning home has pleasant connotations for many expatriates.

20 Jun 1993 - 12:00am