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  1. Striving to protect children's rights

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children's rights. On November 20, 1989, member countries of the United Nations unanimously adopted the convention. So far, 193 countries- including every UN member except the United States ... draw up policies in the best interest of children, but also urges community groups and parents to uphold its values. It obliges them to provide people under the age of 18 with nutrition, clean ...

  2. Pork of the town

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of Bruce Lee and Yuen Woo-ping among its participants. 'If this was a Hollywood story, McDull would become this unbeatable hero and defeat all the other children, and everybody would have left ... dreads having this film and her two previous films, My Life as McDull and McDull, Prince de la Bun, misunderstood as entertainment for children. '[The film's publicists] want to stress ...

  3. Donating packages of sympathy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... such as towels and water bottles were packaged and sent to a child in areas hit by the quake. The aim was to send gifts to children for Children's Day, which was yesterday. On the first day 3,449 ...

  4. Police investigate mass student brawl shown in YouTube clip

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But A huge gang brawl involving 50 students from different schools at a Ho Man Tin estate is the subject of an official investigation after the fight was featured in a YouTube clip. The 21/2-minute clip had attracted 43,000 hits by last night. It w ...

  5. Uniform debate

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen This week Discussing the pros and cons of an issue 'This house believes school uniforms should not be compulsory' School uniform is an essential part of school life. Like it or hate it, most secondary students have to wear ...

  6. Stalin's Children

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Stalin's Children by Owen Matthews Bloomsbury HK$128 Stalin's Children has taken half of Owen Matthews' life to complete. It's worth it. A biography that mixes personal and Soviet history, it delves into the past by recreating what happened to his maternal grandfather, commissar Boris Bibikov, a party stalwart executed by Stalin's secret police in 1937. ...

  7. Balancing family values and children's privacy

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... treaty in the world. But there is a debate about where to draw the line between children's rights and the rights and responsibilities of parents. Lawmakers in Hubei have added fuel to it with a provincial juvenile protection law that forbids parents checking their children's mobile phone text messages, e-mails or online chat records without permission. This goes further than a national ...

  8. Reis helps save the children, one stitch at a time

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Michele Reis loves knitting. It's hard to believe a glamorous star has such an unglamorous hobby, but the actress proved it with two needles and some yarn on Wednesday at the launch of Save the Children's 'Knit One, Save One' campaign at Festival Walk. The charity aims to raise awareness of the high child mortality rate in developing countries such as Nepal. ...

  9. DNA databank to help find missing children

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Central authorities yesterday announced the establishment of a national DNA databank to help find missing children, a move long sought by parents and activists who say ... reported. The DNA tests would be free to five groups - parents whose children have been confirmed kidnapped; parents whose children go missing; abducted children who have been rescued; children who ...

  10. Work for village children recognised

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The founder of a Hong Kong charity supporting poor children in Nepal's mountain villages has been awarded the 'Nobel Prize for children'- the World of Children Health Award recognised by Unicef. Douglas Maclagan set up the Child Welfare Scheme in Hong Kong in 2003 to raise funds for children in remote mountain villages in Nepal. ...




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