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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cardboard cops useful but no substitute for real thing

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for crime prevention has become increasingly popular around the world. The Hong Kong police first adopted this strategy to deter shoplifting in the early 1990s. Initial reactions to the fake ... the effectiveness of using cut-out figures for crime prevention is also inconclusive. In Romania, for instance, cardboard traffic officers are such a success that the authorities have expanded it to include ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must play its part in preventing nuclear terrorism

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... The aim of the third world summit, like its two predecessors, was to prevent nuclear terrorism around the globe. Nuclear terrorism continues to be one of the most challenging threats ... uranium and its rising influence in the international arena. One potential barrier to the prevention of nuclear terrorism is the attitude among some Chinese, who believe the chances of terrorists ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    June 4 and the crimes of Nazism

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Chang Ping

    ... is different from the Nazi oppression and therefore open to debate. After all, as it well knows, it is a crime in Germany to deny the Holocaust and defend the Nazis. Take English historian David ... a death toll approaching that of the second world war. Mao Yushi and his supporters no doubt think Mao Zedong was guilty of a worse crime than Hitler. Perhaps this is something that victims ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... consequences and dangers of the illicit drug trade dominated by organised crime groups. According to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse, one-fourth of reported drug abusers are under 25. Nearly half ... with understanding, guidance and support from peers, parents and teachers, who have a shared responsibility to keep informed about drugs. Our role as Hong Kong citizens is to educate, prevent and support, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To curb corruption, China must do more than taking down tigers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by Chang Ping

    ... for their heinous crimes but also because their arrests would act as an effective deterrent and warning for other officials. People seem to have forgotten their history. Since the founding of the party, our ... as to prevent 20, 200, 2,000 or even 20,000 more cadres from committing different degrees of mistakes." Since then, successive party leaders have said a great deal about the necessity of fighting ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Soul-searching needed to avoid repeat of Cultural Revolution crimes

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:28pm by ZHANG LIJIA

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says recent public apologies from Red Guards show it's time for more open discussion Soul-searching over Cultural Revolution crimes will ensure they won't ... and could draw lessons from it. A thorough reflection on the Cultural Revolution would likely lead to discussion of the mechanism to prevent such tragedy, which means the introduction of the rule ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Positive signs emerge from Sino-US talks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and forcefully air concerns. It is a positive sign of the maturity of the six-year process. The discussions should stabilise the relationship and prevent further deterioration. Stronger economic ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Israeli raids on Hamas targets are acts of self-defence

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:34pm by AVIGDOR LIBERMAN

    ... populated areas and operating from residential areas, thus turning Palestinian civilians into human shields, while deliberately targeting Israeli civilians, Hamas has been committing war crimes ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... in the past few weeks have nullified much of its achievements over the years. A total of 511 people were arrested for unlawful assembly and preventing police from carrying out their duties after ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:57pm by LIZ JACKSON

    ... of such oversight is not to ensure that only nice things are said about minorities; rather, it is to prevent the likely unintentional, yet inaccurate and overly negative, depictions of minorities we see ...




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