We need to be grateful for Hong Kong's independent judiciary. The Court of Final Appeal showed recently that it is prepared to act on minority rights where the government and even the Legislative Council have refused to do so.Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 1:21am
Naysayers threaten city's development
The government has limited land resources and finds it hard to allocate land to alleviate Hong Kong's housing shortage.
This is partly because of the amount of land designated "green zone", where development is not allowed.
More land has to be reserved for building grants for small-house development in the New Territories.27 Jan 2013 - 1:53am 4 comments
The gang rape and subsequent death of the 23-year-old student in New Delhi last month sparked large-scale protests in India and outrage elsewhere. The widespread discrimination and violence against women and girls in India, the world's largest democracy with a growing economy, is appalling.18 Jan 2013 - 5:59am
The recent gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi has rocked India. While India's economic growth may be slowing, there has been no such effect on the growth in the number of rapes. Since 1971, when the National Crime Records Bureau started collecting data, the number has increased over 873 per cent: from 2,487 in 1971 to 24,206 in 2011.9 Jan 2013 - 1:27am