Law on racism

A human rights group has drafted its own anti-racism law amid concerns at the government's delay in issuing a consultation paper on the issue.

Tuesday, 15 June, 2004, 12:00am

Spectre of shame

Recent photos depicting what seems to be the abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war by American troops have sparked international outrage.

Coming from a country that tends to assume a 'holier-than-thou' attitude, those photos are disgusting and hypocritical, to say the least.

7 May 2004 - 12:00am

Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

Sharon Luk, 14

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Up close and personal Asia view

Gregory Clark is living proof that we all eventually get the face we deserve. The craggy, weather-beaten features of the 67-year-old author and former Hong Kong diplomat are the perfect accompaniment to a cussed, independent intellect that has earned him a reputation over the years as one of Asia's most combative, if unpredictable, commentators.

22 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Forty years on, King's speech is still relevant

When Martin Luther King delivered his 'I have a dream' speech 40 years ago, he was addressing an American audience about an American problem - that, 100 years after they were set free, 'the Negro is still not free'.

29 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Anti-racism law will not exclude mainland arrivals

But those seeking redress must ask courts if they fall under new ruling

The proposed anti-racism law will cover all ethnic groups in Hong Kong - without specific exceptions for new arrivals from the mainland, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said.

1 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

An anti-racism law will be divisive for Hong Kong

I read, with relief, 'Racism goes beyond the power of government' (June 10) by Jake van der Kamp.

At best, cases cited as racism by proponents of an anti-racism law are overblown accounts of insignificant incidents; at worst, they are falsifications, as I have often witnessed, to the point of being harassed to produce an example.

20 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Racism law: thorough implementation will be key

The Hong Kong government's willingness to support an anti-racism law ('HK backs moves to outlaw racism', June 9) is good news for all ethnic minorities residing here and people who will visit Hong Kong.

17 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Race law: Control behaviour and attitudes will follow

I refer to 'Racism goes beyond the power of government' (June 10).

I believe the views that Jake van der Kamp holds can be applied equally to issues of gender, disability or sexual orientation, in fact all forms of discrimination.

Governments cannot legislate against attitudes but they can against behaviour. This is what the new law will do.

14 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Racism beyond the power of government

I HAVE A confession and an accusation to make. My confession is I am a racist. My accusation is I think you are one too.

It is the way of social vices. We are all victim to them in some measure and we free ourselves from them only by keeping a guard on ourselves in everyday life. People who say they are not in any way tainted by racism are people who do not know themselves.

10 Jun 2003 - 12:00am



Pearl, 12.50am

17 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Launch of posters to fight racism

The Home Affairs Bureau launched a poster campaign yesterday to promote the elimination of racial discrimination.

The new poster, to be displayed at MTR stations and Light Rail Transit stations, aims to raise public awareness of the importance of tackling racism.

23 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


As a new year dawns, it is natural to ponder whether things will improve or just remain the same. Looking at relations between China and Japan, it must be said that there is reason for optimism, although problems will clearly remain.

3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Chorus of complaints awaits UN anti-racism official

The head of the UN anti-racism committee arrives in Hong Kong for the first time tonight for meetings with high-level officials on race relations.

6 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Poet's 9/11 work branded anti-Semitic

New Jersey's leaders are fighting a bitter war of words over a poem by the state's official poet that some say suggests Israel was behind the September 11 attacks.

Amiri Baraka, the state's Poet Laureate, touched off a storm of outrage when he read verses from 'Somebody Blew Up America' - his observations on 9/11 - at a fair last month. In it he asked:

12 Oct 2002 - 12:00am