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Tension after village leader dies in custody

The death of a suspected riot leader in police custody has fanned tensions between villagers and police in the already restive Wukan village of Guangdong.

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011, 12:00am

Tension after village leader dies in custody

The death of a suspected riot leader in police custody has fanned tensions between villagers and police in the already restive Wukan village of Guangdong.

It also raises the likelihood of further unrest as the subject of the residents' ire - illegal land grabs - remains unresolved.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

10 years is too long to enforce the law

Hong Kong frequently proves that what goes up can just as easily come down, no matter where it is located. The old Hyatt-Regency Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Ritz-Carlton in Central were cases in point - it was as if one day they were there, the next they were not.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

School rules

Hong Kong's school reforms of 2004 give a wide range of powers to the incorporated management committee (IMC) that each aided school is required to establish.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

6 years to enforce change at 1 house

Legal enforcement against the construction of village houses above three levels in the New Territories has seldom been successful. However, a rare instance of the government's success has highlighted the onerous hurdles that officials face, as they seek to enforce the law amid a looming crackdown.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Checks on village voters and candidates must be carried out

Ever since the first New Territories village resident representative elections took place in 2007, I have been asking the government for a clear interpretation of what is meant by 'sole or main home', which defines a person's residency status in the Village Representative Election Ordinance (CAP 576).

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Few women take part in elections

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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