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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Debate rages about rights of museums to resist claims on artefacts made by the countries of origin

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by NYT

    ... Mike Boehm Rights of museum against rights of country of origin J. Paul Getty Trust president James Cuno is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artefacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilisation should r ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Debating is a skill that can be learned with practice

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 10:56am by Perry Bayer

    ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com For argument's sake "When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser," Socrates said. This quotation is a favourite of a friend of mine who is a native English-speaking teacher (NET) colleague and fellow debating coach. It is a proverbial piece of wisdom which has come to haunt us in Hong Kong in the light of recent civic ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Joshua Oppenheimer's 'Act of Killing' stirred a national debate in Indonesia over mass killings

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Mottram

    ... are used by politicians to do their dirty work. That whole debate was something the media- newspaper editors and journalists- were too afraid to talk or write about," he says. Initially, ...

  4. News - China Insider - INTERNET

    'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 08:24pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Square-off between tech company owners over a new smartphone impresses audiences, some of whom compare it to a presidential debate The CEO of maverick smartphone maker Smartisan, Luo Yonghao, faced off with the founder of start-up Zealer, Wang Ziru, in an unprecedented online live debate on Wednesday evening. Their confrontation, centring ...

  5. Magazines - Good Eating - Hot and spicy

    Hong Kong chefs create spicy menus for more adventurous diners

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:42pm by Andrew Sun

    ... sure now in Hong Kong, my tolerance has decreased some." But have Hongkongers become more tolerant of hot and spicy food? The debate rages on. Cantonese cuisine tends to be delicate ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - YOUNG ADULT FICTION

    Book review: Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by LAT

    ... Sierra, an African-American girl who looks model perfect; Marc, president of the student council and captain of the debate team; and Casey, new to a wheelchair. They gradually share their stories ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... debate is made more so by China's economic and political power. Beijing is fond of rhetoric extolling the peaceful rise of China as a good neighbour and global citizen. But is it? China ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: Tout va Bien (1972)

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by Richard James Havis

    ... system. Tout va bien- the title translates as "all is well", an ironic comment on the state of France- is meant to provoke debate about ideas, rather than stir emotions in the viewer, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    New museum dedicated to African-American history

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by NYT

    ... the [historic] context and bring real knowledge to the debate." Bunch talks about the museum's support from across the political spectrum, and how it has managed to avoid being turned ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers identify mutant genes that may help tackle autism

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... or the environment, or both- and if so, to what degree- are all fiercely debated. Many of the newly found genes are thought to be involved in the function of brain cells, including connections between ...




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