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  1. Rising Asia is letting its women fall behind

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to end sex selection against baby girls. More laws (and better implementation) are needed to reduce domestic violence against women and to enhance women's bargaining power through greater ... economic growth is intertwined with inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and other threats. That's why women's contributions are needed now more than ever ...

  2. Inexperienced HK women looking to learn fast against Asia's best

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A young and mostly inexperienced Hong Kong could not have asked for a tougher initiation into the international arena when they come up against Japan in their opening game at the sixth women's Asia Cup starting at King's Park today. The last time Hong Kong played Japan, at the Asian Games in Doha last December, it ended in a 9-0 rout. Luckily those battle scars ...

  3. Why non-violence has failed in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... of an era, however. In other places, against other repressive regimes, non-violence still has a reasonable chance of succeeding. But it never did work in Myanmar. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based ... democracy. The army slaughtered 3,000 of them in the streets of Yangon, and the protesters went very quiet. The emotion that non-violence works on is shame. Most people feel that murdering large ...

  4. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Exactly one week after the most deadly ethnic violence on the mainland in decades, the city of Urumqi, the centre of the violence, and the rest of Xinjiang were reportedly ... for instance, did the Xinjiang authorities fail to contain the spread of the violence when the riots started? There is little doubt the riots, which came less than 18 months after the violence in Tibet, ...

  5. Spanking only teaches violence

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the US where spanking is widely used and even allowed in schools. My experience is that spanking only teaches children that you can solve problems with violence. Is that what you want your ... problem with them. Talk with your children and explain why certain things are wrong. Get angry with them if they are totally out of line, but do not use violence. I think that we would get a much ...

  6. Royalists arrested on suspicion of stirring violence

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell in Kathmandu Nepal's government has launched raids against prominent royalists accused of stirring ethnic conflict in the south of the country. The Monday night arrests ... situation will be brought under control within one or two days,' he said, adding that anyone responsible for stirring violence would be punished. Nine people have died since violence erupted ...

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    US exporting turmoil with its record arms sales

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Saudi government has long been accused of human rights violations, particularly against opponents of the autocratic ruling Saud family. Russia, the main weapons exporter to civil-war-wracked ... will be raised and brought to a vote when the 193-nation UN General Assembly meets later this month. No government could object to efforts to prevent weapons from being used to kill women and children ...

  8. Lee bags more gold against Asia's best

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze struck gold again at the Asian Championships yesterday, winning the women's sprint in Kuala Lumpur. The 25-year-old (pictured) had little difficulty defeating Malaysia's Fatehah Mustapa 2-0 in the best-of-three round final, one day after she won gold in the 500-metre time trial. With the absence ...

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    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... and the potential of an independent career. A new report, “Understanding the past – Looking to the future”, for HSBC Private Bank,  examines the competing pressures on a new generation of women working ... the closeness, support and advice of an extended clan, and that finding a harmonious position within the greater whole of the family remains a top priority. But many young women, particularly those who ...

  10. Activist drops out as duty calls

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A Myanmese refugee who had been accepted to study at the Asian University for Women has dropped out because she is too busy campaigning against sexual violence in her country. Cheery Zahau, 26, a co-ordinator with the Chin Women's Organisation who now lives in Mizoram, India, said Chin women had been systematically raped by Myanmese soldiers over the past five ...




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