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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong's children against emotional abuse

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... up for children," said activist Marian Wright Edelman, "then we don't stand for much". Although the criminal law seeks to protect the people's rights and to deter offenders, it is not always fit for purpose. The emotional abuse of children, for example, can cause depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, in extreme cases, suicide, yet is not always ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618520/protect-hong-kongs-children-against-emotional-abuse
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of school support for China's migrant children a crying shame

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:17pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says the social and emotional costs of keeping families separated are too high to bear Lack of school support for China's migrant children a crying shame The start of a new school year should be a joyful time. Instead, in Beijing, it has heralded tears and painful family separations: the children of migrant workers who failed to secure a place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593106/lack-school-support-chinas-migrant-children-crying-shame
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang recounts her struggle to instil pride and love of all things Chinese in her daughters Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children ... fluently (her sister less so), but to master the characters demands a lot of time and effort. Eurasian children fare differently in their Chinese exams, likely better than average; the top students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586018/chinese-culture-fails-make-grade-todays-mixed-race-children
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teaching critical thinking helps children develop an open mind

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:33pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton says that teaching young children to think critically could help them become better at accepting a diversity of views An open mind In education circles, the term "critical thinking" has become one of the buzzwords of our times. More often than not, the term is used to lament the lack of good-quality thinking among the current generation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1561133/teaching-critical-thinking-helps-children-developan-open-mind
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... This is why Singapore's recent attempt to destroy a children's book about penguins is like something out of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which all books are outlawed. Singapore's National Library Board made the decision to destroy three children's books because they were "pro-homosexuality" (even though public outcry forced it to backtrack on two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557150/singapores-censorship-childrens-book-defies-reality-alternative-lifestyles
  6. Comment - Blogs

    What did HandsOn Hong Kong start?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:14pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com We recently previewed the NGO’s night of drinking in a good cause – in this instance raising money to fulfil the wishes of children with special needs. They aimed to raise HK$100,000 from participating bars donating part of a night’s profits to the cause and through corporate sponsorship. I’m glad to report they have met their target. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1622911/what-did-handson-hong-kong-start
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... protesters lose momentum and public sympathy, especially from those whose livelihood and children's schooling have been adversely affected. But just when that happens, hardline statements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620901/let-hong-kong-not-beijing-deal-democracy-protesters
  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong is extended rights that the rest of China has not been granted

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by LETTERS

    ... autocratically. Despite being part of that country, Hongkongers are nevertheless extended rights that the rest of the country does not benefit from. We are treated like China's favourite children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1621589/hong-kong-extended-rights-rest-china-has-not-been-granted
  9. Comment - Letters

    A rule-based society is the foundation of any democracy

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... as they encourage their children to participate. What kind of values are they teaching our children? Are they teaching our youth that they can ignore the laws when it does not fit their purpose? Are they sending the message to youngsters that the louder the voice, the less important the logic of the argument? Hong Kong is my home. It is the home of my parents and where I raised my children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1611639/rule-based-society-foundation-any-democracy
  10. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... to causes ranging from children and education to elderly care and battered animals. But mental illness is an "untouchable" subject, embarrassing and stigmatised. We pay a huge social price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1622375/ignoring-mental-illness-treatment-creates-economic-burden-us-all

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