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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Is corruption all in the mind?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland research suggests that graft may have a physiological basis, and that some people's brains are hard-wired for bribery Is corruption all ... for corruption. Science has long searched for a neural mechanism that might explain why people deviate from social norms of behaviour. One recent study by mainland behavioural neuroscientists focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545137/corruption-all-mind
  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by James Mottram

    ... of the first movie. "In this one, she's been corrupted by all of it," says the actress. "She's been transformed into a cynical, sad, self-destructive person." Alcoholic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1577512/violent-sin-city-sequel-gives-robert-rodriguez-and-frank-miller-fans
  3. Lifestyle

    Crime storeys: property owners battle bid-rigging between estate managers and contractors

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Elaine Yau

    ... Cheuk-ting, who spent four years as an investigator on such cases at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), says bid-rigging gangs often lay the groundwork well in advance. "Some ... received 646 complaints about corruption in building management but only 17 people were prosecuted. In 2012, just 31 of 1,017 complaints resulted in prosecution. An ICAC spokesman says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1569318/property-owners-fight-bid-rigging-between-estate-management-and
  4. Lifestyle - Books - WAR

    Book review: No Good Men Among the Living, by Anand Gopal

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... by the credulous-seeming Americans, is unrepentantly corrupt and keeps a young boy close at hand. (In Afghanistan, pedophilia is seen as a perquisite of authority.) The most conflicted but triumphant story ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556102/book-review-no-good-men-among-living-anand-gopal
  5. Lifestyle - Books - LEADERSHIP

    Book review: The Power of Noticing, by Max Bazerman

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by David Wilson

    ... and proceeds to address a slew of recent crises he blames on cognitive blindness. The corrupt energy giant Enron, the doomed space shuttle Challenger and even the 2008 financial meltdown all feature. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1559016/book-review-power-noticing-max-bazerman
  6. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... is an essential read for those who want to maintain their security. Seife starts with an extended metaphor that compares digital information with our DNA. Just as a real-life virus corrupts our DNA, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556101/book-virtual-unreality-just-because-internet-told-you-so-how-do-you
  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Film Noir, edited by Paul Duncan and Jurgen Muller

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... tempted away from the straight and the narrow, while the women come emboldened- corrupted even- by the freedoms war has forced society to give them. Film noir ranks next to the western as being ... of corruption south of the border. It could have been a fitting climax, with characters- played by, among others, Welles himself, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Marlene Dietrich- desperate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1551910/book-review-film-noir-edited-paul-duncan-and-jurgen-muller
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions on combating Cambodia's child sex traffickers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... their children. So it [sex trafficking of children] becomes a moral and spiritual issue." Brewster believes the collapse of Cambodia's moral fabric also bred a corrupt bureaucracy, which has ... Rouge, who kept the system the same way to protect themselves. The corrupt police who tip off brothels about raids are just doing what police in Cambodia are supposed to do. Their jobs are meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1543646/don-and-bridget-brewster-agape-international-missions
  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Carnival China, by Kerry Brown

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by David Wilson

    ... website between 2006 and 2013, Brown scrutinises the corruption that dogged officialdom during the "muddling through" age of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. Disgraced former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1531581/book-review-carnival-china-kerry-brown
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Venice hosts International Contemporary Dance Festival

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Debra Levine

    ... Debra Levine Contemporary dance flows into the City of Water Venice's enchanting waterways have lately given rise to political discord, such as on June 4, when mayor Giorgio Orsoni and more than 30 fellow government officials were charged with corruption related to a flood-control project. But the converging Po and Piave rivers will soon revert to a more customary role- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1531655/venice-hosts-international-contemporary-dance-festival

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