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  1. Desperate measures

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Irene Jay Liu Hong Kong is one of at least 22 judiciaries around the world that has designated infanticide, or the killing of a child in the first year of its life, as a special type of homicide, punishable as manslaughter. As a result, most of the women ...

  2. Waitress guilty of throwing baby into toilet

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip and Austin Chiu In the early hours of a Tuesday in September last year, Chong Ching-yuet, a 27-year-old nightclub waitress who had checked herself into a Mong Kok guest house for the night, awoke with severe stomach pains. Five hours later she ga ...

  3. the five Ws

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox Your primer to an issue in the news What? China announced that it is making changes to its one-child policy for families affected by the recent earthquake in Sichuan. Where? The announcement affects parents in Chengdu and two of the hardest-hit cities, Dujiangyan and Pengzhou. When? The policy was launched in the late 1970s to control China's rapidly increasing population ...

  4. County adviser fined 765,500 yuan for having second child

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A former member of a government advisory body in Xiaochang county, Hubei province, has been ordered to pay 765,500 yuan in fines for flouting the one-child policy, as officials crack down on family planning breaches by the rich and famous. Quoting a circular from the provincial population and family planning agency, the Wuhan-based Chutian Metropolis Daily reported ...

  5. Couple fined record 1.3m yuan for second child

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... population and family planning authority led an investigation with the local administration of industry and commerce and township authorities and found the couple were either running or were ... of rural residents if they do not live in urban areas, based on figures from the year before the violation. But the population and family planning authority in Ruian, a county-level city under ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Population passes the 7.1-million mark Some 95,300 births in the 12 months to June 30 helped push the city's population to 7,108,100 by that date, up by 0.6 per cent, or 40,300, the census department said. Of the births, 45,724, or 48 per cent, were to mainlanders, a record high. Pair arrested breaking into dried seafood shop Police arrested two men trying to break ...

  7. News - China - LAW

    Anti-graft campaign picks up momentum with two probes

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... anti-graft watchdog. Dr Jiang Hanping, director of Shenzhen's Health, Population and Family Planning Commission, was being investigated for "serious discipline violations", Xinhua ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... accumulated an estimated 300 million guns, not far short of the country's population, and the number is rising by about 4 million weapons a year. Now the gun lobby is plotting to head off another ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Avoid asking Court of Final Appeal to decide again on right of abode

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... planning and control, the new births can be a long-term solution to our problem of low fertility and an ageing population. The government has already imposed a zero birth quota next year ...

  10. News - World - WAR CRIMES

    UN seeks life sentence for former Bosnian Serb general over Srebrenica

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the Srebrenica and Zepa enclaves" to create conditions which would force the Muslim population "to give up hope of survival". "He [Tolimir] deliberately chose loyalty to Mladic, ...




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