Recruitment process for unit is not discriminatory

I refer to the report headlined 'Language skills for race-relations unit under fire' (South China Morning Post, May 13).

Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 12:00am

Racial discrimination problem exaggerated

I refer to the letter by 'Name and Address Supplied', headlined 'Will SAR turn into bigoted backwater?' (South China Morning Post, September 8).

The writer attacked the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, by claiming that its members did not suffer from racial discrimination in Hong Kong and therefore it was not in a position to comment on discrimination.

2 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Slave trade was not European invention

The United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, which was held earlier this month, was intended to mark a milestone against discrimination.

23 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Chamber's blinkered view makes it a bad corporate citizen

I refer to the report headlined 'Anti-racism law 'unnecessary' ' (South China Morning Post, September 4).

The outdated attitude of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce towards racial discrimination laws, fully demonstrates that the chamber's members are not prepared to fulfil their corporate-citizenship responsibilities.

10 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Will SAR turn into bigoted backwater?

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce's statement that 'racial discrimination was not serious in Hong Kong and there was no need to legislate against it' (South China Morning Post, September 4) is not surprising, albeit a little amusing.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Talented citizens have had enough of racist SAR

I am deeply concerned about the problem of racial discrimination in Hong Kong.

I sympathise with everyone in the SAR who is a victim of racism, especially members of ethnic minorities.

28 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Legislation against racism important starting point

I refer to the letter from Terrence Shan headlined 'Education better than legislation' (South China Morning Post, July 23).

I totally agree with the point made by Mr Shan that education and publicity are an integral part of fighting racism within a society. However, his reasons for believing anti-racism laws are 'unnecessary' are bizarre.

20 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Education better than legislation

I refer to the letter by Ravi Gidumal headlined 'Racism cannot be curbed without effective laws' (South China Morning Post, June 28).

I totally disagree with your writer, who said we need to legislate to ensure that racial discrimination does not exist in our society. Even with anti-discrimination laws, racism cannot be curbed.

23 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Angry, young and Asian

Oldham, Burnley and now Bradford. The flames of racial violence have been spreading across the north of England with a ferocity that has not been seen in decades.

9 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Tolerance the mark of mature culture

India's holy scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita , say:'Bear no ill-will towards any living being.'

Hatred towards anyone is hatred for the Supreme Almighty.

Discrimination is eating into the hearts of the people of Hong Kong, constructing a barrier preventing the cultures and people of different backgrounds from connecting and relating.

8 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Racism 'could hamper world-class image'

Discrimination against ethnic minorities could hamper Hong Kong's drive to become a world-class city, people interviewed in a survey believe.

A poll of 83 people covering several ethnic groups also revealed that discrimination is prevalent in almost every section of society - even in government departments.

1 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Laws the only way to stamp out racism, says Anna Wu

The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission has described anti-racism laws as the only way to stamp out discrimination - three days after Tung Chee-hwa said education, not legislation, was the solution.

Anna Wu Hung-yuk said education could not protect victims of racism. She was speaking after the Sixth Annual Human Rights Press Awards at the Foreign Correspondents' Club.

17 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Government must have moral fibre to help set standards

I refer to the report by Quinton Chan headlined ' 'Expat lawsuits fear' stopped racism drive' (South China Morning Post, April 16) and the editorial on the same issue.

2 May 2001 - 12:00am

New laws unlikely to stamp out racial prejudice

YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE for love. Even with the most noble of intentions, it is impossible to pass laws forcing people to like each other. Sad, but true, and something that needs to be remembered as Hong Kong considers legislation aimed at combatting racism.

25 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Politics of bias

Revelations that the Executive Council decided in 1994 against introducing legislation to outlaw racial discrimination should not come as a surprise.

16 Apr 2001 - 12:00am