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  1. 'Spider Woman' sparks debate about treatment of domestic helpers

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo She has been dubbed 'Spider Woman of Macau' and has provoked rather fierce debates in that city's blogosphere and newspapers. Some posts blasted her callous ... on occasion doing similarly hazardous stunts. Come to think of it, we need a debate about how we treat our own helpers. ...

  2. Dragon debate reflects Beijing's growing sense of image

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... academic to recently suggest China should drop the mythical creature as a national icon. The idea later sparked a fiery debate in print and online media, with many ridiculing it. However ... a controversial nuclear deal. Politicians and public in Japan and South Korea are debating how to balance their political and military ties with the US at a time when China is becoming the larger trading ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The picture captioned 'Pan Wei' accompanying the feature, 'A grown-up debate about democracy... in Hong Kong', on page 11 of the February 13 edition of the Sunday Morning Post was not that of Professor Pan Wei, director of the Centre for Chinese and Global Affairs at Peking University. We apologise for the error. ...

  4. Tourism officials forced to pull racy ad from buses

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... generated heated debate. The advertisement, which translates literally as 'I rely on Chongqing; Lichuan a pleasantly cool city', has been widely circulated on mainland microblogs and chat ... to remove the controversial ad from the buses after the words triggered huge public debate, but the Lichuan authorities declined to comply until yesterday. 'To respond to Chongqing ...

  5. A mini session

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proceedings at the UN. In the school's Model United Nations, students take on the role of diplomats. They debate, discuss and develop solutions to problems that plague the world. On the agenda ... of spirited debate concerned a US-led proposal for a United Nations Digital Fund and a World Digital Technology Day. Saudi Arabia proposed an amendment that aimed at setting up an organisation ...

  6. All-boys' classes to tackle school 'masculinity crisis'

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a pilot programme designed to tackle a 'masculinity crisis' in mainland education. The move has spurred debate about whether the problem- weak male students who perform poorly ... and independent thinking. The tailor-made classes include telling stories about inspiring people from a variety of backgrounds, survival training, debating and playing with and repairing digital gadgets. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Catholic Church runs ad to press government for policy reforms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... open letter in February roused public debate as it was seen as an unprecedented attempt by the religious group to press for universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election. ...

  8. Volunteers have pupils under their spell

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... and Research. The festival runs until June and includes workshops, drama performances, debates and poetry writing and spelling competitions. ...

  9. Police probe incidents on march that riled ranks

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorbike with handbills and blowing a whistle close to an officer's ear, during the July 1 march. Photos of the two incidents, widely circulated on the internet, have stirred heated debate about the behaviour of protesters and police during the march. One ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SURVEY

    Hongkongers more pessimistic about the city's future, HKU survey shows

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... with the government's handling of the national education debate, which saw a week-long rally outside the government headquarters. Resistance was also seen among locals in further integration with the mainland, ...




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