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  1. Toshokan Senso (Anime)

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle A new law to protect the public turns a free society into a draconian one in the new 12-part anime Toshokan Senso (The Library War). Even though it contains a strong socio-political message, this anime is balanced with some zany comedy. Originally a light novel series written by Arikawa Hiro and illustrated by Adabana Sukumo, it later evolved into a manga version ...

  2. War is never the right choice

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... When we see the hatred and poverty that wars cause, we have to ask whether it is ever right for people to go to war. Whatever the excuses countries may give, the real reason they fight ... the second world war. It found a peaceful path to world dominance, this time using its culture: teens everywhere love Japanese animation. Alice Lui, Tin Ka Ping Secondary School From the Editor Thank ...

  3. Pick of the day

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Without A Trace Pearl, 10.35pm The FBI's missing persons squad uses psychological profiling in its attempts to find people who have seemingly vanished. This new series stars Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Close (above left) and Poppy Montgomery (right) as members of a team assigned to solve apparently inexplicable disappearances. Riddles Of The Dead: Plague Hunters World, 1am In 1918, ...

  4. Seeking a safe haven in our city

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... militants. She was locked in a dark cell, where she was abused day after day by her captors. She was powerless to do anything about it. She was kept like a caged animal. After three years ... even though they are in genuine need of assistance. They would risk being imprisoned or killed if they returned home. Advocates of refugee rights point out that many refugees end up ...

  5. Gillian Chung promises she'll shun real fur

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... the scandal-plagued entertainer told People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). According to the animal rights' organisation, Chung's handlers contacted them after Peta sent a letter to the artist suggesting there were public complaints about her wearing animal skin at events. They also forwarded to the singer the group's usual assortment of anti-fur literature detailing ...

  6. Survivors seek U.N. pressure on Philippines

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them,' survivor Lee Ying-chuen said. She told the Sunday Morning Post that the group was preparing to submit a report to the UN Human Rights Committee accusing the Philippine government of failing to implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The covenant espouses the right to personal security and the right to life and states that any person whose rights ...

  7. We have the right to loud protests

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people in Hong Kong say rowdy public protests are ineffective and cause danger and disturbance to the public. They say protesters should be polite. That argument has merit. Yet we live in a world where making a public scene draws attention. This is a ...

  8. Human rights head blasts police action at protest

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor slammed the police for intervening in the organisation's work during the July 1 rally. At around midnight that day, a scuffle broke out ... As the police started to arrest protesters, the director of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Law Yuk-kai was escorted away by officers. Law told police he was from a human rights group, whereupon ...

  9. Merits of the right to serve

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nonetheless, merits to the idea, from perspectives of employment, defence, humanitarian needs and having the right to serve the nation. Authorities have to start in earnest the process of making local ...

  10. Military defends intellectual rights

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from 1985 to 2005. China implemented a new intellectual property rights initiative for the national defence sector in 2009. The campaign aims to increase the number of patent applications ... driving force behind the emphasis on intellectual property rights, rather than any territorial concerns. 'China loses because some of the technologies are already patented by other ...




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