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  1. None of the fun of the fair

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Concern about al-Qaeda targeting China was the last thing on the mind of businessman Yang Wensheng as he sat in a German prison for 45 days in January and February this year. A businessman from Nanshao county, Henan province, Mr Yang had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460587/none-fun-fair
  2. Crackdown sees illegal workers playing desperate waiting game

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in violent crime and for tarnishing the country's image, though there are scant statistics to prove foreigners are to blame for rising crime. To implement the crackdown, plans have been drawn up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467135/crackdown-sees-illegal-workers-playing-desperate-waiting-game
  3. Tougher jail terms urged after torture-killing of girl

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Hong Kong's child-protection policies need a shake-up in the wake of the torture-killing of a two-year-old infant by her parents in Shamshuipo, rights groups and lawmakers said yesterday. Democratic Party legislator Wong Sing-chi said Frida ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461039/tougher-jail-terms-urged-after-torture-killing-girl
  4. 'Road map' will help crime victims

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... will help crime victims seek compensation. Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross announced the policy yesterday and said it would be implemented immediately. '[It] is a road map ... people who are the victims of crime and the witnesses to crime. We commend it to the community.' Mr Cross said the statement was the brainchild of one of three committees set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451367/road-map-will-help-crime-victims
  5. Soaring crime rate dims Shenzhen's lustre

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Hong Kong digests the news that its crime rate has reached an eight-year high, we should spare a thought for officials just across the border in Shenzhen. They are battling a rather more serious threat to law and order. In Hong Kong, the number of crimes reported rose 16.5 per cent last year, led by pickpocketing offences and thefts from cars. While there is no room ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441576/soaring-crime-rate-dims-shenzhens-lustre
  6. Police arrest 292 people during anti-crime crackdown

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.21pm: Police arrested 292 people during an anti-crime operation in Kowloon West Region on Thursday night, a police spokesman said on Friday. The operation, coordinated by Kowloon West Crime Headquarters, started at midnight on Thursday. Its purpose was to crack down on triad money-making activities in the area, the spokesman said. Police raided 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453069/police-arrest-292-people-during-anti-crime-crackdown
  7. Phone theft up but serious crime down

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... of crimes in the first half of the year dropped by 7.5 per cent on the same period last year, when the annual crime figure rose to an eight-year high. But while the city can take comfort from a drop in serious offences, police face a a surge in petty crimes, including mobile phone theft. 'The mobile phone problem is our biggest headache... you can make a few hundred dollars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462830/phone-theft-serious-crime-down
  8. Rape, murder and pickpocketing up, but the overall crime rate drops

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong's crime rate fell for the first time in two years last month. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday reported an 11.4 per cent drop in overall crime for January compared with the same period last year, though there was a rise in rape, murder and pickpocketing. He said the decrease in the number of reports of shoplifting, theft from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446340/rape-murder-and-pickpocketing-overall-crime-rate-drops
  9. Shanghai's popular TV crime series gets the bullet

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Television viewers in Shanghai are going to have to live without Hot Pursuits. The hit crime series has been taken off the air amid the latest official crackdown on television programmes that portray the mainland as a crime-ridden and lawless society. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television yesterday announced that Hot Pursuits, a drama based on a real-life series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451529/shanghais-popular-tv-crime-series-gets-bullet
  10. Youth crime gets even younger

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Lawmakers expressed alarm yesterday that more than half of juvenile crimes last year were committed by youths aged 15 or under. Police arrested 9,079 young people last year, ... This was more than three times the 532 aged between 16 and 18 who were caught for the same crimes. A further 904 of those in the younger age bracket were arrested for miscellaneous thefts, compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450478/youth-crime-gets-even-younger

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