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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A nuclear world is not a safer world

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organised crime, repressive governance and other ... must address basic human needs. Chronic poverty erodes security. Let us dramatically cut spending on nuclear weapons, and invest instead in social and economic development. Ban Ki-moon is UN ...

  2. Let different voices be heard

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mandy Chan

    ... stability. Over the years, a number of books and critiques about history and social problems have been banned to avoid instability. Yet the stark truth is that it is the injustice and inequality ... unwanted ideas which might lead to social unrest. One prominent example was the burning of books and burying of scholars by the first emperor, Qin. Even now, some government officials are still ...

  3. Spilling over

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... corruption and widespread social discontent. With socio-economic inequality rising to an unprecedented level in Chinese history, the combination of wrong-headed policies at the centre and systemic ... Minxin Pei Something odd is happening in China. The country is arguably experiencing the most intense and violent social unrest in recent years despite the unusually repressive measures ...

  4. Acceptance of rights replacing reflex fear of protests

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... grievances about economic inequalities and social injustice? For the second time in a week, a top leader has openly admitted unrest is on the rise- and attributed the protests largely to economic and social, rather than political factors. Zhou Yongkang, the public security chief and a state councillor, maintained the rising protests were 'internal conflicts among the people' that had ...

  5. Crime on rise and social stability at risk, report says

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland's crime rate is on the rise for the first time since 2000, a government think tank warned this week, adding that maintaining social stability will remain a big challenge. In its 'Annual Report on China's Rule of Law', researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said that in the first 10 months last year, the number ...

  6. Meeting to focus on enhancing social order

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Maintaining social stability in Guangdong is set to be a top goal for the provincial political advisory body in the coming year, according to its work report released yesterday. As the third meeting of the 10th session of the Guangdong provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference kicks off this week, the body is expected to highlight social order as well ...

  7. Dancing into Battle - A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Dancing into Battle - A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo by Nick Foulkes Phoenix, HK$153 'By God, sir, I've lost my leg!' Lord Uxbridge is alleged to have said from the saddle after being caught by a round of grapeshot at Waterloo. 'By God, sir, so you have,' replied Wellington, before returning to his telescope. Nick Foulkes suggests ...

  8. Sensitive touch needed to soothe ethnic tensions

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inequality and social injustice from which Uygurs suffer. Their region might have been modernised, but many feel their culture and religion are being marginalised. A more sensitive and inclusive ...

  9. Social harmony can't be created by brute force

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that occurred last year and spoke with pride of their achievements at a national public security meeting held in Xian yesterday. There is nothing sophisticated about their method of creating the social ... such an approach, not stability. This fear is the reason the central government is so eager to ensure that economic growth and social development go hand in hand. Its policies on this have been clear ...

  10. Social unrest takes heavy toll on police ranks

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Rising social unrest and staff shortages have caused a surge in police casualties over the past 15 years, with more than one officer dying and 20 injured on the job each day. The Ministry of Public Security said yesterday that since the 1990s, 'social conflict had become more intense and the factors triggering crimes were increasing'. At the same time, problems ...




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