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  1. Letters

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killer get to the US and become mentally unbalanced, they find guns are as easily available as sweets in supermarkets. Is the pervasive violence found in too many parts of the world a result ... Surrounded by violence Non-Americans can smugly declare that mass shootings could never happen in their countries and point their fingers at the pervasive gun culture in the United States, ...

  2. Tang rolls out the big guns at campaign rally

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee, Paggie Leung and Tanna Chong If the reputations of supporters are any guide, Henry Tang Ying-yen will win hands down in the chief executive election. Unlike archrival Leung Chun-ying, the former chief secretary has the strong sup ...

  3. John Tsang admits jumping the gun

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has admitted naming an organisation seen as close to the government as a suitable candidate to run a HK$220 million internet programme before the selection process had even begu ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gunrunners in Security Council A report described the arrest of Chinese and American gunrunners, showing how they smuggled guns and bullets into the mainland ('Sino-US gunrunning ring ... decade? Nations in the Middle East and Africa are awash with guns, tanks and missiles supplied by China, Russia, Britain, France and the US - all permanent members of a body presumed and committed ...

  5. No room for violence in city's politics

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to silence him forever. Unlike in some places in the region and the world, Hong Kong politics has been immune from intimidation, bullying and violence. With memories of the violent clashes between ... Although our political parties may hold widely differing views on many issues, there is a strong consensus that freedom of expression must not be undermined by intimidation or violence. Also, ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inflation and pointing the finger of blame at the currency peg to the US dollar, Albert Ho Chun-yan took it upon himself to ask the finance chief point blank just what he was going to do about it. However, he made it clear he did not expect to get an answer. 'If I aim a gun at you point blank and ask you to improve the linked exchange rate, I think, even if I fire the gun, that you ...

  7. Minister, parties say 'cool it' after alleged poll violence

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a smooth and safe election, adding: 'Police will not tolerate any election-related violence.' Mrs Chan and Mrs Ip condemned any election-related violence. The latest incident came during ...

  8. Young-gun politicians should never give up

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung As the saying goes: 'Old soldiers never die. They just fade away.' Yet, one would expect members of the current Legislative Council, dominated by baby boomers, to give way to younger ones. Judging from the lists of registered candi ...

  9. Ducking flak after jumping the wages gun

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Two days after saying the government's voluntary minimum-wage initiative has been a failure, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying went into full damage-control mode, making rare appearances on radio phone-in programmes to clarify hi ...

  10. HK leaders fail us by not speaking truth to power

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines What is the tattered thread that links the attempt to impose draconian anti-subversion laws on Hong Kong and the current increasingly fraught plan to introduce compulsory national and moral education for schoolchildren? Both plans reflect de ...




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