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Lam pledges education support
CHIEF executive candidate Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥) promised to spend more on education, subsidise housing f...
2017.02.17
New dog-breeding law slammed
ANIMAL welfare groups and lawmakers have criticised new regulations on animal trading and dog breeding as a “big step b...
2017.02.07
Youths led by social media
ALMOST half of young Hongkongers rely on social media for information, and that group tends to distrust or is simply dis...
2017.01.06
Swiss people say no to free monthly income
IF you work, you receive an income; and if you do not work, then you do not have any income. That is the logic, right? B...
2016.06.14
South Korea sets world record for filibuster
YOU may have heard the term ‛filibuster’ on TV when lawmakers in Hong Kong try to stop a motion from passing by speaki...
2016.03.15
ICAC staff under internal probe
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (廉政公署) has investigated about 10 staff in connection with the alleged ...
2016.02.29
Tanzania cancels government Christmas cards
HOW can a person save money if he or she does not have enough? How about not sending Christmas cards to friends and rela...
2015.12.04
Canada's new government half women
WE often say women should have as equal opportunities as men. But if you look at the cabinets – that is, the groups of ...
2015.11.17
Do not blame officials for lead scandal, says Lam
NO government officials should be held responsible for the lead-water fiasco, Chief Secretary for Administration (政務司...
2015.10.15
Surprise protest commemorates Occupy Movement
ALMOST 1,000 people raised umbrellas to mark the first anniversary of the 79-day civil disobedience movement for genuine...
2015.10.07
School sports scheme proves to be a winner
A PILOT scheme to assign retired athletes to lead sports development at secondary schools has been a success, so the gov...
2015.09.21
20-year-old elected as Member of Parliament
MAHIRI BLACK (布萊克) has become the youngest member of the British (英國的) parliament in 350 years! Mhairi (pronounced...
2015.05.20
Pilot scheme for luring talent rolls out
THE Immigration Department (入境事務處) will roll out a talent admission pilot scheme for second-generation Hongkongers ...
2015.05.04
Back-to-work plan aimed at mums
THE government should inject HK$850 million to support childcare services to ease parents’ burden and raise productivit...
2015.04.29
‘Final blueprint’ for CE election announced
CHIEF Secretary for Administration (政務司司長) Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥) insists the final blueprint to mak...
2015.04.28
Beijing promises to tackle smog
CHINA is falling shortof its people’s expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) said, one week after a...
2015.03.19
Big boost for gender equality
THE government vows to push gender equality in various aspects. The proportion of women appointed to government advisory...
2015.03.12
HK underlined in NPC work report
THE principle of “one country, two systems” must comply with China’s constitution and Hong Kong’s Basic Law (《基本...
2015.03.11
HK$34bn of reliefs in budget
MANY people in Hong Kong have suddenly become a bit richer, albeit only temporarily. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun...
2015.03.03
Policy promises
Public policy is not just the affair of adults; it also affects every teen in both the short and long run. Junior Standa...
2015.01.27
Education minister under scrutiny
THE former deputy of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (港澳辦), now a key Beijing (北京) adviser, says the SAR’s ...
2015.01.14
Umbrella Movement’s next step
THE Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS, 學聯 ) and a coalition of 20 community organisations have agreed on the next...
2014.12.18
Real action urged against poverty
COMMUNITY groups have called on the government to initiate genuine anti-poverty measures. Representatives confronted Sec...
2014.11.03
36 no-shows at Legco meeting
THE Legislative Council (Legco, 立法會) meeting, which was set to resume at 9am on 23 October, was cancelled last Thursd...
2014.10.29
Dropped bill a victory for Macau:CE withdraws the bill for ...
THE Macau (澳門) government withdrew a controversial bill last Thursday. The bill would have exempted the chief executiv...
2014.06.04
Legco penalty system rejected:Tsang says punishment is contr...
LEGISLATIVE Council (立法會) president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing (曾鈺成) has poured cold water on increasing calls for misb...
2014.05.28
Pay as you dispose We may be charged for the rubbish we thro...
DO you recycle as much as you could? Hongkongers throw away 1.7 million tons of rubbish every day. On average, every per...
2013.06.03
Bagging up loose ends Government may tighten plastic bag rul...
IF we want a plastic bag at a supermarket, we need to pay a levy of 50 cents. The government now wants to implement new ...
2013.05.21