Universities are signing guardianship papers and preparing to crack down on under-age drinking ahead of the arrival of a record intake of under-18-year-olds this autumn.Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am
The Queensland government office in Hong Kong expressed surprise at news that it can help choose the committee that picks the next chief executive, with a spokeswoman saying the office 'has no interest in politics'.8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
This newspaper rightly asked in last Saturday's editorial: 'If Britain's politicians can do a deal, why can't ours?' The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are miles apart in political ideology and social and economic philosophy, yet they have been able to come together to form a coalition government with constitutional reforms on their agreed common agenda.18 May 2010 - 12:00am
Alice Lau, social worker (Kowloon West) 'The atmosphere of this election is lukewarm, but I voted to tell the government that I want to exercise my civic rights. I voted for another social worker, Kenneth Cheung Kam-hung.'17 May 2010 - 12:00am
The corporate voting system for functional constituency elections in the Legislative Council did not conflict with the Basic Law, a High Court judge ruled yesterday as he struck down two applications for a judicial review of the constitutionality of the election mechanism.11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
The government has triggered heated debate with the pan-democrat camp over whether its latest blueprint for political reform represents a meaningful increase in democracy for the 2012 elections. There can be no argument, however, that the administration has not helped its case with a sin of omission.21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
I refer to Jack Shonkoff's article ('Reducing toxic stress for children - and society', May 7).
Against Child Abuse could not agree more with the notion of acting now in the best long-term interests of children.13 May 2009 - 12:00am
The government is proposing to deny the vote to prisoners serving sentences of more than 10 years.
It is one of three ideas published for public discussion yesterday - two months after the High Court threw out the current blanket ban on inmates of Hong Kong jails voting.10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
A team from Heep Yunn Secondary School argued their way past Diocesan Girls' School to win the Children's Rights Debate Competition organised by youth advocate Kids' Dream.
After knocking out six other secondary schools, the two finalists fiercely debated whether there should be laws against corporal punishment of children.1 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...
Jeffrey Wong, 19, Diocesan Boys' School
Democracy has proved popular around the globe. Most countries grant voting rights to individuals aged 18 or above. Yet, some people have called for the lowering of the voting age. In Taiwan, it has been proposed that the voting age be lowered to 16.13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Opponents of widening jury pool are wrong
The Law Reform Commission has proposed a widening of the jury pool to increase the number of people eligible for jury selection ('Law panel calls for wider jury pool', January 29).2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Openness pledged on one man, one vote consultation
Responses to the government's green paper on universal suffrage will be made public at the end of three months of consultation, the administration said yesterday.13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The revised Protection of Minors Law coming into effect today is 'a festive present for the mainland's 300 million children', Vice-Premier Wu Yi said in an article published yesterday in People's Daily.1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Parents adore their children, but patience can be tested when they misbehave. Resorting to corporal punishment as a means of disciplining and correcting has long been accepted among many families, but the practice has given rise to harrowing examples of abuse and questions over the harm done by physical punishment.6 May 2007 - 12:00am
Monday was global SpankOut Day. Against Child Abuse director Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun-kai recalls a painful lesson she learnt as a child and argues that Hong Kong needs a law against corporal punishment.3 May 2007 - 12:00am