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  1. 'Culture' is no defence for abusing women

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Karmel Schreyer

    ... political correctness or (place your delivery-system here). Such a defence cannot override human rights. Men don't like getting their noses cut off. They don't like being stoned to death. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723003/culture-no-defence-abusing-women
  2. A hole in city's defences against swine flu

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and follow-up by the city's health authorities. That infection and death rates are lower than in places such as the US, England and Australia speaks for itself. Any defence, however, is only ... second-line defences that calls for education of helpers and their employers, for the sake of their health and that of the community. The government could write to all employers of maids to remind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688351/hole-citys-defences-against-swine-flu
  3. Wen renews vow to curb graft; analysts see it as defence of economic stimulus

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao renewed his vow to build a clean government and fend off corruption in 'the most difficult year for China since the new century', in what analysts called a bid to appease public dissatisfaction over que ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676344/wen-renews-vow-curb-graft-analysts-see-it-defence-economic-stimulus
  4. Union set to step up defence of labour rights

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Delegates of the sole workers' union on the mainland have vowed to step up protection of labour rights, state media has reported. During the 15th national meeting of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions delegates will press for a rev ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656960/union-set-step-defence-labour-rights
  5. Who said it?

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... For a long time, we have seen our social and economic development becoming slower Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, urging lawmakers not to delay his reforms [It] behoves us to resort to all possible means to build at the very least a most minimal credible defence posture Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, in a pitch for more U.S. defence aid She said that she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999795/who-said-it
  6. Death penalty cases rife with evidence flaws

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Inconsistent standards of evidence and inadequate defence are among the shortcomings of death penalty cases, the deputy chief of the nation's highest court told a criminal defence conference in Beijing at the weekend. Supreme People's Court Vice-President Zhang Jun, speaking at a conference organised by the China Law Society, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989819/death-penalty-cases-rife-evidence-flaws
  7. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My understanding is that in these instances that could be a consideration Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on the possibility of a U.S. Army soldier facing the death penalty for killing 16 Afghan civilians Every soldier must be aware that development while maintaining stability is the priority President Hu Jintao, speaking to PLA deputies at the National People's Congress Bill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995406/who-said-it
  8. Who said it?

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I can hardly agree with the proposition that the cyber attacks directed [at the US] are directly coming from China Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie, at the Pentagon Of course in hindsight it could have been handled better Philippine President Benigno Aquino on the 2010 Manila hostage crisis in which eight Hongkongers were killed I wish All White People were killed when you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000481/who-said-it
  9. Eight women arrested at border town

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Eight female illegal immigrants who tried to enter the city through an underground passageway were arrested at the border at Sha Tau Kok yesterday, Xinhua reported. The women are not Chinese but their nationalities were not known. They were following a snakehead gang member when they were caught by Guangdong border-defence officials at 2am yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684468/eight-women-arrested-border-town
  10. Civil servant guilty over child porn

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Before yesterday's conviction at the District Court, the civil servant, who has a master's degree, did not have a criminal record. Defence lawyer Suen Kam-hee said a psychiatrist had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007593/civil-servant-guilty-over-child-porn

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