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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Zhongshan township sealed off after riot

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with police in Zhongshan's Shaxi township, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said. The exact cause of the riot was unclear, but a statement issued yesterday ... been arrested. Restaurants, banks and shops were all closed. Shaxi and Zhongshan media also issued warnings to the public to stay away from the besieged township, and they warned local Shaxi ...

  4. 2011 big year for protests and big year for arrests

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Social Democrats protesters, Chow Nok-hang, 27, and Wong Hin-wai, 23, were yesterday sentenced to two weeks in jail for disorderly behaviour during a rowdy protest on April 10. The court heard ...

  5. Let's not lose our head over this English mob

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the outcry, one may be excused if for a moment one thinks so. The press overdid it. But, certainly, for 24 hours the mob had seemed out of control and the police inept. But it wasn't as socially ... was gradually professionalised. A new fabric of social stability was woven. By the end of the century, the age of the mob was over. Is rioting in the British blood? Not at all. As rioting in the 18th ...

  6. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun- A Memoir of Africa

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb When a Crocodile Eats the Sun- A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin Picador, HK$148 White Africans are a little like the Jews of Poland in 1939, says Peter Godwin's father, who turns out not to have been an 'Englishman' but a Pole w ...

  7. Death in custody is last straw for derided Manipur

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... of the state. But commentators say the partial withdrawal, while it cocks a snook at New Delhi, is unlikely to satisfy the 30-odd youth and social groups that are spearheading the agitation. They say ...

  8. New campaign launched to combat child labour abuse

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... to employ children under the age of 16 in the mainland. In July 2003, Fujian province issued new guidelines to prevent children being exploited- 'Regulations on the Ban on the Use of underage ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mak quit because of a possible criminal offence, which is unprecedented since the handover An analyst on the resignation of Development Secretary Mak Chai-kwong (above) It may suggest that Zhou, in fact, managed his troops well and prevented them from bec ...

  10. Suicide bomber kills 3 in land row

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stable'. It refused to admit the blast was caused by a suicide bomber, and vowed to lock up the perpetrator. It had established a taskforce to lead the investigation and maintain social stability. ...




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