What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 3:00am

On two Hong Kong journalists being beaten by unidentified men while filming an activist trying to visit the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo in Beijing:

Marcus H. Langston - China needs to realise that when it opened up its doors slowly 30 years ago it wasn't only the technology and money that had left it too far behind, it was also the development of a social norm and the adoption of basic human rights. It is still 30 years behind in all these aspects to even think of becoming a global power or respected member of the world, no matter how much GDP increases. It's all worthless.

Bjorn Berg - Sad affair. Seems China is only getting worse. Still, I have some hope since all of my Chinese friends feel ashamed of their own country when they read news like this.

Patrick Shu Wing Lee - Who are those unidentified men? Why were the two Hong Kong journalists beaten? What have Liu Xiaobo and his wife done wrong so that the former is imprisoned and the latter is under house arrest? Are China's top leaders aware of all these? There are so many questions left unanswered!


On roadside pollution hitting hazardous levels on Friday:

James Banbury - And in the meantime the government does nothing to reduce traffic and just builds more roads.

Yi Long - To be fair, Hong Kong does have pretty much the best public transportation system in the world. With 7 million people crowded in a relatively small space, where so much business is taking place, pollution will always be a problem unless there's a real push towards cleaner energy.

Law Hin Lau - Aside from advising people not to go out during air pollution days, what else can the Environmental Protection Department do to improve the air quality?