PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 May, 2011, 12:00am


Bin Laden's death will not bring peace

The stunning news of the killing of Osama bin Laden provided a moment of release for many Americans, who had been unhappy since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre. Despite the celebrations, the United States is preparing to counter the threat of revenge attacks. The US has also warned that the 'war on terror' is far from over.

Some people think bin Laden's death means peace is coming. However, I do not agree. I do not think terrorism will disappear. Instead, it will touch off a new war on terror. Bin Laden's death will anger the terrorists, and they will hit back at the US.

Moreover, there are probably many heads leading al-Qaeda, so terrorism will never end.

While acknowledging that al-Qaeda are terrorists, we also have to consider why the group attacked the US. In fact, the US is a great power that invades other countries. Isn't that terrorism, too?

The death of bin Laden does not mean all will be well with the world.

Natalie Wong Hoi-yi, Pooi To Middle School

Many factors behind mainland's bad food

I am writing about poisoned milk in a mainland ice cream company.

Firstly, I think one of the factors leading to this problem is because, while the government has a food safety policy, it does not enforce the law strictly.

Secondly, the economy is growing too fast. Competition is increasing and some companies are doing illegal things to save money and make more profits.

Lack of education is another factor. Many mainlanders are not well-educated and are not socially aware. Therefore, they see nothing wrong in benefiting through the suffering of others. There should be better education and schools should teach social responsibility.

Finally the Chinese should all set an example by doing only the right things.

Lam Siu-man, Our Lady of the Rosary College

Listen to parents, they love you

Our parents have already given us a blessing. It's not easy to bring up a child. However annoying children are, our parents still educate them without any complaint.

I am a teenage boy and sometimes I feel my parents are annoying when they tell me not to do something. But I realise they really are trying to help me develop well.

We should spend some time talking to our parents and cultivating a good relationship. We should listen to what they say and treat them as we would like to be treated.

Fei Chan, Semple Memorial Secondary School

Careful planning can help your studies

Many students are overwhelmed by their hectic study schedules.

I have some tips for studying effectively. First, pick a day to try to read your textbook thoroughly, and you will realise it is not as boring as you think.

Second, be attentive during class. Try to squeeze in 30 minutes during the lunch break to absorb what you have learned that day. Make time at home on weekdays for homework and preparation for class. Then weekends can be left for more in-depth studying, extra-curricular activities, socialising and trips.

Before you sit down to study, scribble a little timetable for 30-minute study segments and try to stick to your time limits.

Ask your friends or teachers for help the minute a question arises. Don't let the problems accumulate.

Lastly, learn with others and share effective learning experiences by forming small study groups.

Carol Lee, St Catharine's School for Girls, Kwun Tong

Early detection may help treat autism

According to the news, American scientists have found a way to detect autism in newborn babies within one and a half minutes. This is good news for parents because it may mean that early treatment can help their child.

Autism means a child will have difficulties communicating with others and will withdraw from society. In severe cases, they cannot take care of themselves. It is difficult for them to find a job and have a normal life. It would be great if autism could be cured so patients could have a regular life and parents could get help, too.

Lee Mei-kwan