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Li Keqiang departs India for Pakistan

Li Keqiang continues his first international tour as premier, arriving in Islamabad for discussions with the new leaders of Beijing's traditional South Asian ally, Pakistan.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 2:53am

Woman sedated son, 5, and gave him to paedophile for cash, court told

Justice Louis Tong Po-Sun

The 32-year-old clerk, whose name was not revealed to protect her son's identity, denied one charge of conspiracy to commit buggery. She also faced an alternative charge of conspiracy to commit indecent assault.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

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Yang Jiechi

A ballot to decide the successful applicants for the revised Home Ownership Scheme will be drawn today. The draw will choose the 5,000 - 4,500 families and 500 singles - who are eligible to buy second-hand HOS flats without paying the Housing Authority's premium.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am

Exposed in the West, the pope looks East

His organisation lords it over 1.3 billion souls. Authoritarian and unconstrained by electoral cycles, it is sometimes credited with the mythical ability to plan years, if not decades, ahead. Its authority rests on doctrinal rigidity and to enforce it, it periodically engages in purges of followers suspected of becoming too independent.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Alarming reaction to child reports

Hong Kong is such a safe city that even the merest suggestion that matters are not as usual drives parents into a frenzy. That is what seems to have happened after three young boys, the eldest in Primary Three, told parents that a stranger had approached them as they were leaving school and asked if they wanted to go with him to have tea. They said no and he went away.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A lapsed Vatican

When I told my boss I was a Catholic, but a lapsed one, he quipped: 'Is there any other kind?' It turned out he had lapsed, too. While he may be exaggerating, he was pointing out a common phenomenon.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Catholic Church adrift

As more than a billion Catholics prepare to commemorate the most sacred mysteries of their faith culminating at Easter next Sunday, most eyes will be on the small, elderly man in the Vatican palace to see whether he can steer the church through the turbulence that is tearing it apart.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Price to pay in keeping tabs on sex offenders

From time to time, when dealing with repeat sex offenders against children, the courts have called for a register of their names to be available to protect the public. The idea usually garners strong public support. For two years now it has been under consideration by a panel of the Law Reform Commission looking at sex offences generally.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Endless nightmare

At 12, Pov knows the sexual geography of the riverfront area in Phnom Penh like the seasoned prostitute he has become. 'They like girls,' he said, gesturing to four middle-aged Frenchmen. 'Small girls.' He also knows a sun-blackened and tattered woman a few metres away. She will rent her daughter for the price of a hamburger.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

'Mr X' should face probe, lawyer says

The apparent improper conduct of senior government official 'Mr X', revealed during a blackmail trial, should be investigated, solicitor Daniel Wong Kwok-tung said yesterday.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Principal accused of molesting teachers says he kept his distance

A principal accused of molesting four teachers told a court yesterday that he had always exercised vigilance when dealing with female employees at the primary school and kept his distance to avoid complaints of sexual harassment.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Kowloon pastor pleads guilty to five counts of molesting boys

A pastor of a Kowloon church has admitted to molesting three teenage male churchgoers in the past 20 years, a court heard yesterday.

The pastor, who said he committed the offences because of homosexual urges, was a victim of sexual abuse when 12 years old.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Three boys, 10, on indecent assault charges

Three 10-year-old boys appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday facing four counts each of indecent assault against a mentally handicapped female Primary Four classmate, also aged 10. The court heard the boys had sexually molested the girl on four occasions in a toilet in the school between May 15 and June 11. One of the boys pleaded guilty to all four counts.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Schoolboys guilty of under-age sex

A man returned home to find four schoolboys having sex with his 14-year-old daughter while schoolmates watched adult movies. The girl threatened to commit suicide if he called police but a sister-in-law made a report. The boys, aged 14 to 16, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with unlawful sex and gross indecency with an under-age girl.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


The Hong Kong Catholic Diocese is seeking legal advice as to whether police broke the law in handling media questions on the sex-abuse allegations involving priests.

Diocesan Chancellor Father Lawrence Lee Len said they had been told by the media that police had disclosed that the force had investigated four cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors by priests.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am