The first women's rights report compiled by the Government under Chinese rule has been attacked as superficial and biased. A women's group said the report on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) failed to reflect the true situation. 'The Government reports success but hides faults. The report is superficial and empty,' Lam Wai-ha of the Association for the Advancement of Feminism told legislators. She criticised officials for assuming all problems would be resolved following the establishment of the Equal Opportunities Commission under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Peter Lo Yat-fai fended off the charges. 'We never said CEDAW would bring about equality automatically. But it provides a mechanism for our future work,' he said. He said all legislation would be in line with the international covenant after the remaining four laws, which involved business partnership and marine affairs, were amended. He said government reservations about two other international human rights covenants would also be reviewed. Andrew Byrnes, Associate Professor of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, hoped the reservations would not be broadened after the review. He suggested officials spell out clearly the impact on women whenever new laws or policies were made. New government initiatives, such as advancing construction projects to bring about new jobs, often neglected how women could benefit.