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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 27, 2013

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... will continue to feel concerned about their children if gun control laws are not tightened. Lax legislation poses a threat to the whole of society in the US. Kennis So Cho-kwan, Kwai Chung ... The government argues that studies are inconclusive. There is also strong opposition to a ban in the US, again from chemical firms, where the number of beehives has declined by one third. In this kind ...

  2. Youth violence on the rise

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Is youth violence getting out of control in the US? 2. Have you witnessed any violent incidents at school? 3. The number of violent crimes involving young people in Hong Kong is on the rise. Have ... and bullied by classmates, South Korean student Cho Seung-hui went on a rampage, killing 32 people before taking his own life. The incident was the deadliest of its kind in modern US history. While ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Decapitation and stabbings lead to calls for action to tackle student violence in China

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Call for values-based education to counter system that engenders little regard for life Teen violence rings moral alarm bell A spate of stabbings ... was stabbed seven times in the lower back and legs by three schoolmates because he was swaggering. He required 25 stitches. It's worrying that teenagers…see violence as a means to resolve ...

  5. Anti-bullying charters urged to stem violence in schools

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Polly Hui, Stella Lee

    ... parents and students amid a spate of high-profile school violence cases. The use of the charters- a common approach in countries such as the US and Britain- involves drawing up anti-bullying ... the recent school violence cases reported to police, only one was suspected to have involved triad activities. Speaking after a presentation ceremony of a joint-school sports event, Mr Lee said: ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SCHOOLS

    Public funding boosting US charter schools

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... 6,000 charter schools in the US. "Twenty years after the start of the charter school movement, even with all the private energy and public policy cheerleading it has engendered, students ... Independent schools show some improvement in US ...

  7. Uncomfortable home truths for students

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... HKU is tackling the problem of violence among dating couples, Mimi Lau reports Coming from a diverse range of subjects, 75 undergraduates from the University of Hong Kong have made a decision to step out of their comfort zones and study domestic violence- the first students from non-social and health faculties to be introduced to HKU's campus-wide study of the subject. ...

  8. Sorry he made the world weep, say killer's family

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about whether Cho, who had received hospital treatment for mental health problems, should have been able to buy two guns and ammunition. US President George W. Bush has ordered a review ... Agence France-Presse in Blacksburg, Virginia The family of the gunman who shot dead 32 people at a US university on Monday has apologised for the 'excruciating grief' he ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... overreactions, misjudgments and the destruction of sound families on the basis that shooting a mouse with an elephant gun is 'protecting' someone. Who? The cats? As for domestic violence ... government departments, their handling of domestic violence and the fatal consequences of such neglect. Too often, domestic violence is trivialised as a 'mere family dispute'. Police tend ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in US Americans argue that they must be entitled to carry a gun for protection, but I wonder how much genuine protection it offers them. With more guns estimated to be in circulation than ... is not "still in decline", relative to the date of her arrival, nor is the pound, nor is manufacturing (still about the same percentage of the economy as then and as the US today), and the increase ...




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