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  1. FYI: Slavery is despicable. Why did people ever think it was acceptable?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Today marks the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Slave Trade Act by the parliament of Britain, the country that dominated world trade at the time. Pushed through by a passionate group led by William Wilberforce, the act didn't outl ...

  2. Unite against violence

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people joined a protest, calling on me to resign my then seat in Legco because my action had jeopardised their personal interests. During the demonstration, some protesters held banners emblazoned with intimidating words, threatening to 'chop me up'. The media didn't condemn such violent behaviour, but instead focused on me and attacked my opposition to the listing. ...

  3. Dan Choi

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark Footer I AM ME I was raised very conservative; my dad was a Southern Baptist minister. He also became a missionary and worked in humanitarian aid for Chinese and Korean people. Being ... tribal leaders with bombed-out villages. Their voices still haunt me from time to time, and our country has important work ahead of us to heal the many gaping wounds of war. OUT AND OUT I decided ...

  4. A bad week for...

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... despicable' when convicting him of indecent assault and criminal intimidation during photo shoots involving nude male models. Lau, who was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing later this month, has ...

  5. Someone to watch over me

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... brother, Han, was just three. 'I was scared and stayed in bed. I was afraid someone would call the police and catch me for staying home alone,' Wing recalls. 'I waited for a long ... not even see a doctor when I am sick,' she says. Even if there were a place for her son at an after-school care centre in Sham Shui Po, there was no spare cash for it. 'A centre told me ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and Guangdong. The despicable acts have caused a nationwide uproar, prompting even the staid official media to question whether the cases are the tip of the iceberg. Reports said the cases should serve ...

  7. I'm a Hongkonger- get me out of here

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong, Iraq and Sri Lanka wouldn't appear to have much in common. Ethnic conflict, suicide bombings and rampant corruption are not the city's hallmarks. But if an international poll is to be believed, the citizens of all three sha ...

  8. Woe is me

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... important thing now. There will always be work and money to make, but the thought of lying in a hospital wasting away when I'm older terrifies me. I want a different life than just the glamour. I hope my company understands, but a long break might be a pipe dream since they've booked me for four more movies. Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin laments her fragile health and being ...

  9. Should it be 'he' or 'she'? Just call me 'hir', says gender blender

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and you can call me Esben Esther,' said Dr Benestad. Did the good doctor prefer 'he' or 'she'? 'You can use 'hir', a gender-neutral pronoun, or call me ... that the children's pain stops if parents stop [voicing their expectations],' said Dr Benestad. Asked about what it was like to be married to a transsexual, Professor Almas said: ' To me, 50 per ...

  10. Legal fight that divides us

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... These are vile and despicable remarks' - political commentator Albert Cheng King-hon, in his article 'Basic values', in the South China Morning Post on August 20 Issues The judicial review ... in society, which forced many voters to turn their back on the party. 'Because of the court case, some residents, whom I have known for more than 20 years, said they would not vote for me ...




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