Racism in Hong Kong must be exposed wherever it occurs

Your article on racial discrimination in Hong Kong headlined 'Hard luck if you happen to be foreign' (South China Morning Post, March 30), is to be welcomed.

Tuesday, 10 April, 2001, 12:00am

Snub racist chants

It is ironic that the Government should be reviewing anti-racism legislation when it stands accused of the most blatant racism.

Minorities in Hong Kong are not given SAR passports, although they have lived here for more than seven years and some of them were born here.

Having said that, I don't think legislation would solve the issue.

7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Racism pervades HK

After reading the article headlined 'Life and death of the bottom of the race pile', by Martin Jacques (South China Morning Post, March 6), I had to agree with him that there is an urgent need for anti-racism legislation in Hong Kong.

Racism is everywhere in Hong Kong, and it is not just people with darker skins who are victims. Some Chinese people are also victims.

14 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Serious problem

The Hong Kong Government does not view the problem of racial discrimination as significant enough to warrant legislation.

3 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

She's the top

There's no glass ceiling for autumn/winter's working girls. Professional pinstripes, severe tailoring and serious shoulderpads crush the competition on the runways

and in the office, while killer heels and red accessories clinch the deal.

10 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Government against all forms of discrimination

I refer to your editorial of November 22, headlined, 'Far from equality'.

30 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Far from equality

The inquest into the death of the 33-year-old Indian solicitor in Ruttonjee Hospital, following an epileptic attack, concluded that it came from natural causes. But the mother's experiences during her 18-month stay in Hong Kong led her to believe that racism had placed her 'at the bottom of the pile' when it came to medical attention.

22 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Fading rainbow

THE appalling video footage that emerged from South Africa last week showing white policemen urging snarling dogs to attack and savage black men would cause an indignant outcry in most parts of the world. Such incidents of racist police brutality have occurred before and been captured on film, most notably in the United States.

12 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Racism report to UN branded a fairy tale

Human rights activists have dismissed as a fairy tale an official report submitted to the UN this month on racial discrimination in Hong Kong.

They criticised the Government for denying problems existed and telling lies to the international body.

20 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Equality under the law

If a student with straight A grades fails to find a place at university while schoolmates with poorer examination results are accepted, she naturally looks for a logical explanation. The Indian student turned down by the University of Hong Kong medical school believes it is because of her race. The university denies it.

7 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

'Laws needed' to fight racism

THE Equal Opportunities Commission has received 64 complaints alleging racism over the past three years but is powerless to act as there are no laws against racial discrimination.

The surge in complaints - in the face of official insistence that racism is not a problem in Hong Kong - has been described by commission chief Anna Wu Hung-yuk as just the 'tip of the iceberg'.

30 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Battling prejudice

ONE of the definitions of the word discrimination is the act of making invalid, unfair, or hurtful differentiations. The word has come to be applied in this context especially to minority groups, but also to women. When discrimination takes place on the grounds of race, it is not only abhorrent to all civilised people, but it also raises special sensitivities.

30 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Beginning of the end for special rights of hometown sons

A select group of men have for more than a century enjoyed unique privileges under laws drawn up to protect the rights of New Territories villagers.

But observers said yesterday that a shake-up of the village voting system spelled the beginning of the end for special rights conferred on 'village sons' - some of whom have never seen their so-called hometowns.

27 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Chinese given fright but still edge closer to title

China took a crucial step towards retaining their title when they edged arch-rivals South Korea in a five-set thriller in the Asian Women's Championship at a full-house Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.

23 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Slavery condemned by popes

I refer to John Lee's review of Hugh Thomas' The Slave Trade in your issue of July 31.

The review mentions that 'from the very start, there were isolated voices of conscience [against the slave trade], mainly from the church'.

In fact, a whole series of condemnations of the slave trade were issued by various popes from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

10 Aug 1999 - 12:00am