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Letters | Today China extradition law, tomorrow a social credit score – why Hong Kong must stand up for its freedoms

Don’t be surprised that Hongkongers aren’t in a hurry to reach an agreement with the mainland, where the rights of the detained are far less secure

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Don’t be surprised that Hongkongers aren’t in a hurry to reach an agreement with the mainland, where the rights of the detained are far less secure

Today China extradition law, tomorrow a social credit score – why Hong Kong must stand up for its freedoms
Letters | Hong Kong kids with ADHD need more help: socially, medically and financially

A years-long waiting time for treatment in public hospitals is surely affecting tens of thousands of children with ADHD. At this rate, these children might not receive life-changing medical attention until it is too late

21 Mar 2019 - 1:00PM

A years-long waiting time for treatment in public hospitals is surely affecting tens of thousands of children with ADHD. At this rate, these children might not receive life-changing medical attention until it is too late

Hong Kong kids with ADHD need more help: socially, medically and financially
Scrap Hong Kong cross-harbour tunnel tolls, just make licences costlier
Letters | Hong Kong race equality law leaves out the government: this must change

Unlike the city’s other anti-discrimination ordinances, the one on race does not include a specific section on the government’s role. Not covering discrimination during the performance of the government’s functions or the exercise of its powers affects the protection of ethnic minorities.

21 Mar 2019 - 8:25AM

Unlike the city’s other anti-discrimination ordinances, the one on race does not include a specific section on the government’s role. Not covering discrimination during the performance of the government’s functions or the exercise of its powers affects the protection of ethnic minorities.

Hong Kong race equality law leaves out the government: this must change
Letters | Crowded US Democratic field sees presidential hopefuls promise the world

Without huge promises, Democratic hopefuls fear being drowned out early on

21 Mar 2019 - 10:55AM

Without huge promises, Democratic hopefuls fear being drowned out early on

Crowded US Democratic field sees presidential hopefuls promise the world
How New Zealand mosque attack hero showed up white supremacists
Letters | Hong Kong Observatory promotes awareness of space weather through various channels

The Observatory provides the latest information on space weather to special users, such as the aviation and energy sectors. A revamped space weather webpage will soon be launched to educate the general public.

20 Mar 2019 - 7:39AM

The Observatory provides the latest information on space weather to special users, such as the aviation and energy sectors. A revamped space weather webpage will soon be launched to educate the general public.

Hong Kong Observatory promotes awareness of space weather through various channels
Letters | Why do Hong Kong’s elderly prefer public hospitals, even with vouchers for private health care?

Former health secretary’s criticisms of the government voucher system don’t reflect the realities of elderly care.

20 Mar 2019 - 4:34PM

Former health secretary’s criticisms of the government voucher system don’t reflect the realities of elderly care.

Why do Hong Kong’s elderly prefer public hospitals, even with vouchers for private health care?
Letters | Donald Trump is right. Boeing and other new aircraft models have become too complicated

New technological advances in aviation should not come at the cost of lives.

20 Mar 2019 - 3:20AM

New technological advances in aviation should not come at the cost of lives.

Donald Trump is right. Boeing and other new aircraft models have become too complicated
Letters | Hong Kong public parks’ heavy-handed approach to rules are a barrier to relaxation

Unlike parks in London and Paris, Hong Kong’s outdoor recreational spaces welcome visitors with a series of notices prohibiting various activities.

20 Mar 2019 - 2:32AM

Unlike parks in London and Paris, Hong Kong’s outdoor recreational spaces welcome visitors with a series of notices prohibiting various activities.

Hong Kong public parks’ heavy-handed approach to rules are a barrier to relaxation
Letters | Carrie Lam should not stake her legacy on a wasteful and unnecessary reclamation project

The chief executive surely knows better than to think an artificial island will solve Hong Kong’s problems or that it will come in under budget.

20 Mar 2019 - 2:26AM

The chief executive surely knows better than to think an artificial island will solve Hong Kong’s problems or that it will come in under budget.

Carrie Lam should not stake her legacy on a wasteful and unnecessary reclamation project
Letters | To brighten young Hongkongers’ prospects in the Greater Bay Area, let’s take bigger steps

Hong Kong has to go beyond organising visits and exchange programmes for students. Our government must bolster STEM education to make our students more employable in the region.

19 Mar 2019 - 7:25AM

Hong Kong has to go beyond organising visits and exchange programmes for students. Our government must bolster STEM education to make our students more employable in the region.

To brighten young Hongkongers’ prospects in the Greater Bay Area, let’s take bigger steps
Letters | Sacrificing part of the Hong Kong Golf Club at Fanling will be a wake-up call for owners of brownfield sites

The government’s plan to take back 32 hectares of the golf course will set a precedent for freeing up land for housing and send a message to landowning groups in the New Territories.

19 Mar 2019 - 7:10AM

The government’s plan to take back 32 hectares of the golf course will set a precedent for freeing up land for housing and send a message to landowning groups in the New Territories.

Sacrificing part of the Hong Kong Golf Club at Fanling will be a wake-up call for owners of brownfield sites
New Zealand shooting: Authorities must address concerns of the Muslim community
Why has glass recycling not taken off in Hong Kong?
Letters | How optometrists’ role in promoting public health goes beyond eye care, especially for the elderly

Optometrists screen for other health conditions that can show up in the eyes. The proposed cap on the use of government vouchers for optometric services implies that eye-related illnesses are not a public health priority.

18 Mar 2019 - 6:22PM

Optometrists screen for other health conditions that can show up in the eyes. The proposed cap on the use of government vouchers for optometric services implies that eye-related illnesses are not a public health priority.

How optometrists’ role in promoting public health goes beyond eye care, especially for the elderly
Letters | Conflict with Pakistan revealed India’s media bias. Are news providers in Hong Kong much better?

The media has a responsibility to cover stories from multiple perspectives while the public must judge the news critically.

18 Mar 2019 - 3:10AM

The media has a responsibility to cover stories from multiple perspectives while the public must judge the news critically.

Conflict with Pakistan revealed India’s media bias. Are news providers in Hong Kong much better?
Letters | Lack of diversity at University of Hong Kong is a reflection of Hong Kong as a whole

Hong Kong is ethnically homogeneous and offers its young people limited opportunities.

17 Mar 2019 - 7:10AM

Hong Kong is ethnically homogeneous and offers its young people limited opportunities.

Lack of diversity at University of Hong Kong is a reflection of Hong Kong as a whole
Letters | Inaction on climate change is the official norm – no wonder Hong Kong children are protesting

Lantau Tomorrow Vision is just the latest example of the government’s failure to plan for climate change.

17 Mar 2019 - 3:20AM

Lantau Tomorrow Vision is just the latest example of the government’s failure to plan for climate change.

Inaction on climate change is the official norm – no wonder Hong Kong children are protesting
Pride in cyclist Sarah Lee’s gold medals shows that sport can unify Hong Kong society
Letters | How to save the planet while eating meat – consume less of it

Giving up meat is understandably difficult for most. But given its high per capita meat consumption, Hong Kong must do more to be kinder to the environment.

17 Mar 2019 - 1:05AM

Giving up meat is understandably difficult for most. But given its high per capita meat consumption, Hong Kong must do more to be kinder to the environment.

How to save the planet while eating meat – consume less of it
Letters | Bad sex isn’t just about incompatibility in the bedroom, but embedded imbalances between the sexes

A society that treats women as the second sex will leave them sexually unfulfilled.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:35AM

A society that treats women as the second sex will leave them sexually unfulfilled.

Bad sex isn’t just about incompatibility in the bedroom, but embedded imbalances between the sexes
Hong Kong’s heritage – and shopkeepers’ livelihoods – must be preserved in Kwun Tong redevelopment
Hong Kong can be proud of its courteous commuters and should encourage visitors to imitate them
Letters | Hong Kong’s stressed-out teachers should speak up and challenge unfair treatment

If voicing their objections at school doesn’t help, teachers in Hong Kong must publicise their concerns through the mass media

16 Mar 2019 - 8:35AM

If voicing their objections at school doesn’t help, teachers in Hong Kong must publicise their concerns through the mass media

Hong Kong’s stressed-out teachers should speak up and challenge unfair treatment
Letters | Hong Kong textbook writers should use examples from everyday English instead of stock phrases

Language teaching material often includes expressions that are rarely heard in daily speech.

16 Mar 2019 - 7:25AM

Language teaching material often includes expressions that are rarely heard in daily speech.

Hong Kong textbook writers should use examples from everyday English instead of stock phrases
Letters | Hong Kong must protect asylum seekers’ rights if it wants to call itself a world city

Too many Hongkongers view asylum seekers as unworthy of sharing in the city’s resources

16 Mar 2019 - 3:55AM

Too many Hongkongers view asylum seekers as unworthy of sharing in the city’s resources

Hong Kong must protect asylum seekers’ rights if it wants to call itself a world city
Letters | If Russia did get Donald Trump into the White House, the US should be grateful

Americans should appreciate Trump’s commitment to his campaign promise of building a wall at the US-Mexico border

16 Mar 2019 - 3:20AM

Americans should appreciate Trump’s commitment to his campaign promise of building a wall at the US-Mexico border

If Russia did get Donald Trump into the White House, the US should be grateful
Why Donald Trump winning another four years in office might please China
Letters | Chinese hit film The Wandering Earth will falter in global markets because of its political message

Chinese filmmakers must be given complete creative freedom if they are to compete with Hollywood and Bollywood.

16 Mar 2019 - 1:10AM

Chinese filmmakers must be given complete creative freedom if they are to compete with Hollywood and Bollywood.

Chinese hit film The Wandering Earth will falter in global markets because of its political message
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