By Zhou Yangyang
After the launch of Ordinance of Practising Strict Economy and Combat Waste on Party and Government Offices and China Anti-Corruption Campaign (OPCGF), China has achieved a great success on the construction of clean government. However, some reasonable and necessary welfare such as festival solatium, subsidized meal, recuperation holiday and celebration event especially annual feast on junior staff are cancelled untenably along with the control on senior employee’s corruption. (Xie, 2014) It raises up junior staff’s dissatisfaction and arouses criticism on whether this campaign has gone to another extreme where traditional custom and employees’ interest are hurt.
By Tse Siu Hang
Currently, China is lack of a systematic law to fight against terrorism. In late 2014, the National People’s Congress (NPC) published the draft for the country’s first anti-terrorism law, which then aroused international concern for the human rights issue. NPC recently passed the second reading for the draft law in February. This article will focus on the flaws about human rights issues of the draft and provide some legal solutions, in order to strike a balance between state security and human rights.
By Kwok Sai Fung
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The recent anti-parallel trading protest in Yuen Long has aroused the public’s attention towards the mainland traders and tensioned the Hong Kong-Mainland relations. Some protestors even argued that we should stop the One-Way Permit Holder arrangement (OWP) to prohibit the influx of mainlanders to Hong Kong (SCMP, 2015). OWP is a document issued by the Central Government to allow mainlanders to migrate and settle in Hong Kong. It aims to enable mainlanders to migrate to Hong Kong for family re-union and avoid the influx of illegal immigrants in Hong Kong (Bacon, 2009).
By Adriana Zurita
Switzerland’s transition from secure storage of money to secure storage of data: the country has become a Digital Paradise.
Source: The Guardian. Experts believe the survey reveals a significant level of concern among business leaders regarding the safety of data. Photograph: Lasse Kristensen /Alamy
Since the discoveries of Edward Snowden on the programs of NSA, the importance of data protection has been made clear. A big number of companies are seeking to relocate their information in order to avoid being spied on. Switzerland now seams to be the final security homeland.
By Wijaya Felix Kevin
In the end of 2014, President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, rejected all appeal for clemency to drug traffickers who are under capital punishment. As a result, the first round of execution was held in January this year. In regional and national scale, 75% of the people supported the capital punishment (Sydney Morning Herald, 2015). In the opposite, Human Rights Watch and National Commission for Human Rights strongly oppose the law. However, despite the pressure given to the government, the decision to place capital punishment on drug traffickers remain unchanged.
By Fung Tsz Wun
Recently, Executive Council bypassed LegCo to approve the Three-Runway System (3RS) project that costs over HK$141 billions. It is the second-largest reclamation in Hong Kong. While environmental impacts still remain controversial, its EIA report (EIA-223/2014) had been approved.
EIA Ordinance was established in 1997 to reduce environmental impacts from development. Designated projects are accessed in 12 aspects, including fisheries, noise and ecology etc. (EPD, 2011). However, with various loopholes, EIA Ordinance is just a toothless tiger (Leung, 2003).