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  1. Civil society rapidly rising as 'the people' wield greater clout

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... lead to the dawning of a civil society- a phenomenon that was particularly evident this year. The rapid evolution of civil society on the mainland was noted in a social-development blue book ... a solid foundation for an emerging civil society characterised by a renaissance of social justice and conscience among the public. Professor Xu, who is also a human rights activist and a citizen ...

  2. Rescue effort shows power of civil society

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the record amount of donations. Even more important, but little noted, is the rise of civil society. As soon as the news of the earthquake broke, people from all walks of life jumped into action ... And citizens have begun to monitor the performance of officials and have reported cases of possible negligence and embezzlement. Civil society in China is clearly maturing and showing its prowess. ...

  3. Lesson in civility

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Japan has been subjected to a horrifying ordeal since it was struck by a massive magnitude-9 earthquake, followed by a gigantic tsunami that knocked out the Fukushima nuclear power plant, precipitating a nuclear crisis. But the calamity also showcased the resilience of Japanese society and the strength of its people. As the Asahi newspaper said in an editorial: 'Our patience, ...


    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Worldwide Volunteering Find what you want to volunteer for through this search-and-match database with nearly 1,000 organisations. Go to http://worldwidevolunteering.org/ Kibbutz Jobs are rotated in planting, laundry, menial jobs and in factori ...

  5. Don't let retiring senior civil servants work

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the right of civil servants. This will help many civil servants take the government to court in future. Ordinary civil servants do not enjoy 360 days' accumulated leave, which is only allowed to expatriate staff or those at the top end of the directorate scale. This is why the normal six-month 'freeze' for retiring civil servants usually rules out the double-benefit problem. ...

  6. Time for reason amid a spate of protests

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest riot on the mainland, in the northwestern city of Longnan, Gansu, is a striking reminder of the fragility that lies beneath the surface of mainland society as it faces ... 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.5 trillion) into the economy in the hope of staving off a downturn. Paradoxically, President Hu Jintao has made achieving a harmonious society a state policy goal at a time when ...

  7. Be thankful that Chinese think differently

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

    ... society. Of course there is much to improve in China- where else is that not the case?- but not to the extent to deserve protests on its birthday. It is also extremely odd that the voice of dissent ... as Hong Kong is a pluralistic society as a result of some 200 years of contact with the West. Unlike in other former colonies, there was no decolonisation after the handover. For example, English ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The young, old and meek find powers they never thought possible to get themselves and their loved ones through a terrifying ordeal Strength and luck aid survivors Remarkable tales of courage and survival continued to appear in ...

  9. Post scoops 16 prizes in annual Newspaper Society awards

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post has scooped 16 prizes at the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong awards- a quarter of the total up for grabs- improving on last year's haul. Reporters Fox Yi Hu and Dan Kadison won the best scoop award for an investigative series on Hongkongers receiving fake degrees from a US diploma mill that sold degrees across the world. Sarah Monks, ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Administration, the ministries of civil affairs and public security and government-backed charities. The army was better prepared than in May 2008, when the PLA would not take orders from Premier Wen ... to ferry relief supplies. A military vehicle carrying 17 soldiers en route to the quake zone plunged off a road, killing at least two soldiers, Xinhua said. The Red Cross Society of China, which ...




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