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Pot calls kettle black in education row

I don't know if it's really a good idea to add national education to our children's heavy workload. As a parent, I think it will be a waste of time. But calling it brainwashing seems like an exaggeration. Any material that publishers come up with will be accused of bias.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

Added voice suits Cardinal Tong

The role of a cardinal in the Catholic Church is to advise the pope and elect his successor. John Tong Hon, the head of the church in Hong Kong, would seem to have expanded the job definition, using his elevation to the position, to advise our government on where he thinks it is going wrong.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tong wastes no time as new cardinal

Bishop John Tong Hon was anointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict in the Vatican yesterday. He became the church's seventh Chinese cardinal and Hong Kong's third after the late John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.

The 72-year-old wasted no time in expressing some of the Catholic Church's views on what should be happening in Hong Kong.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Democracy? Not in my schoolyard!

The Catholic Church, under the former leadership of the intransigent Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, has been badly misled. It tried to sue the government to resist introducing much-needed reform in aided schools and is now getting its just deserts. Not only did it lose its marathon case in the highest court last October, the same court has now ordered it to pay all costs.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Bishop Tong joins Zen as HK cardinal

Hong Kong's Bishop John Tong Hon has been named one of 22 new cardinals by Pope Benedict, highlighting the significance of the city in the Vatican's push to extend its influence in China.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Those who speak openly about national issues are patriots, not traitors

I refer to the article by Philip Fang ('Brat in the family', November 9).

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

No strings attached? Pull the other one

The revelation of media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's secret contributions to local democrats has shocked the city. The most troublesome appear to be the gifts to Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (HK$20 million) and Anson Chan Fang On-sang (HK$1.3 million).

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Northern chill

The region - and the wider world - is still watching Hong Kong. That is a fact sometimes obscured behind the insular nature of Hong Kong politics - an arena, of course, that is an island in all senses of the word.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hunger strike over, fire in his belly

Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze- kiun marked the end of his three-day hunger strike yesterday by praying with supporters outside the Salesian Community House in Chai Wan.

He also held a press conference to issue another condemnation of a Court of Final Appeal ruling that weakened the Catholic diocese's control over schools it operates.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hunger-striking Zen is going strong

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun was given a clean bill of health on the second day of his three-day hunger strike yesterday. He also received a visit from Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am