Surya Deva

Surya Deva

Surya Deva, an associate professor at City University’s School of Law, specialises in the area of business and human rights.

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Opinion | With coronavirus crisis, China sees a chance to export its model of governance

To deflect criticism of its initial cover-up, the Chinese government is busy presenting its model of governance as a success in containing Covid-19. China’s model offers efficiency, because unlike in democracies, there is no cost of dissent.

To deflect criticism of its initial cover-up, the Chinese government is busy presenting its model of governance as a success in containing Covid-19. China’s model offers efficiency, because unlike in democracies, there is no cost of dissent.

29 Mar 2020 - 9:14PM
Opinion | China business or human rights? Hong Kong protests leave Cathay facing a tough balancing act

While companies like Cathay may not regard leaving the lucrative Chinese market as a viable option, they should not ditch their human rights responsibilities to make profits.

While companies like Cathay may not regard leaving the lucrative Chinese market as a viable option, they should not ditch their human rights responsibilities to make profits.

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Where should universities draw the line on rights and freedoms?

The ongoing umbrella movement has triggered a volcano of creative imagination in Hong Kong, with new ideas, governance paradigms and legal principles being tested almost every day.

The ongoing umbrella movement has triggered a volcano of creative imagination in Hong Kong, with new ideas, governance paradigms and legal principles being tested almost every day.

22 Nov 2014 - 5:16AM
Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

Since assuming office in July 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hardly taken a wrong step in triggering a governance crisis in Hong Kong.

Since assuming office in July 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hardly taken a wrong step in triggering a governance crisis in Hong Kong.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:34AM
Leung Chun-ying must humbly listen to the wishes of Hong Kong people

Dear Leung Chun-ying, I write this open letter to request that you immediately begin dialogue with peaceful Hongkongers protesting for universal suffrage.

Dear Leung Chun-ying, I write this open letter to request that you immediately begin dialogue with peaceful Hongkongers protesting for universal suffrage.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:09AM
Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform for Hong Kong, the local community is responding in diverse ways.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:04AM
Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

The central government's representatives have consistently reminded us that the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law provisions.

The central government's representatives have consistently reminded us that the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law provisions.

3 Sep 2014 - 1:46AM
Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage aspirations of Hongkongers, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, said last week that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" in order to safeguard national security.

Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage aspirations of Hongkongers, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, said last week that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" in order to safeguard national security.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:54AM
Companies must strike a balance between human rights and need for profits

Customers are always the core of McDonald's Hong Kong" . Until a few days ago, these were the words that greeted visitors to the McDonald's Hong Kong website. But this slogan has disappeared.

Customers are always the core of McDonald's Hong Kong" . Until a few days ago, these were the words that greeted visitors to the McDonald's Hong Kong website. But this slogan has disappeared.

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Rule of law ill served by Hong Kong's decision to let Snowden leave

Edward Snowden's escape from Hong Kong on Sunday was dramatic to say the least. Several people are coming forward to claim credit for facilitating his exit, which avoided a potentially long and unpredictable legal battle against extradition to the US.

Edward Snowden's escape from Hong Kong on Sunday was dramatic to say the least. Several people are coming forward to claim credit for facilitating his exit, which avoided a potentially long and unpredictable legal battle against extradition to the US.

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