Karen Lee

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Has the time come for Hong Kong to legalise same-sex marriage?
If society has a duty to ensure needs of Hong Kong’s elderly are met, money should not be the priority
With the rise of face and fingerprint recognition technology, just how safe is our biometric data?
Can a Confucian in modern China accept same-sex marriage?

For China, same-sex marriage remains a long shot. No longer deemed pornographic, it remains off-limits in films, television shows or literature.

21 Jul 2015 - 4:49AM

For China, same-sex marriage remains a long shot. No longer deemed pornographic, it remains off-limits in films, television shows or literature.

Can a Confucian in modern China accept same-sex marriage?
Why the demise of China's strip shows are a more fitting send-off to the afterlife

Crackdown is the final nail in the coffin for farewell events involving erotic performances.

26 May 2015 - 9:56AM

Crackdown is the final nail in the coffin for farewell events involving erotic performances.

Why the demise of China's strip shows are a more fitting send-off to the afterlife
Hong Kong's rich biodiversity threatened by lack of public awareness
Environment regulator must be more stringent with Hong Kong's mega projects

The Environmental Protection Department's decision to grant an environmental permit to the Airport Authority to build a third runway is set to be challenged.

28 Nov 2014 - 6:07AM

The Environmental Protection Department's decision to grant an environmental permit to the Airport Authority to build a third runway is set to be challenged.

Environment regulator must be more stringent with Hong Kong's mega projects
China's traditions make it hard for the rule of law to root

Speculation abounds about how China will turn words into action following last month's fourth plenum of the 18th party congress, which was unprecedented in being devoted to "the rule of law" or "ruling the country by law".

25 Nov 2014 - 5:29AM

Speculation abounds about how China will turn words into action following last month's fourth plenum of the 18th party congress, which was unprecedented in being devoted to "the rule of law" or "ruling the country by law".

China's traditions make it hard for the rule of law to root
Is there no better choice for China than putting a price on peace?

Under the mainland's sprawling domestic security apparatus, numerous dissidents have allegedly been detained ahead of politically sensitive events.

19 Aug 2014 - 4:18AM

Under the mainland's sprawling domestic security apparatus, numerous dissidents have allegedly been detained ahead of politically sensitive events.

Is there no better choice for China than putting a price on peace?
Civic choice and nominating committee are not mutually exclusive

Politics is the art of the possible," said Otto von Bismarck, Germany's first chancellor after the Treaty of Versailles. A group of 18 local academics have risen to this challenge in putting forward a proposal for electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Politics is the art of the possible," said Otto von Bismarck, Germany's first chancellor after the Treaty of Versailles. A group of 18 local academics have risen to this challenge in putting forward a proposal for electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017.

Civic choice and nominating committee are not mutually exclusive
'Baby hatches' are no substitute for a social welfare system
320m-yuan-a-day habit that mainland finds hard to quit
Legal loophole opens up chance for homeschooling

A legal loophole has opened the way for an increasing number of mainland parents who are disillusioned with the education system, amid more and more reports of child abuse in schools, to follow a controversial overseas practice.

7 Jan 2014 - 5:06AM

A legal loophole has opened the way for an increasing number of mainland parents who are disillusioned with the education system, amid more and more reports of child abuse in schools, to follow a controversial overseas practice.

Legal loophole opens up chance for homeschooling
This can only be judged in court of public opinion
New ruling brings harsher penalities for online rumours
Strange workings in China courts suggest selective leniency