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  1. 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& ...

  2. NGO gets HK$5m boost to help victims of family violence

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... programme for victims of family violence, giving help especially to those whose cases are subject to judicial proceedings, Social Welfare director Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said yesterday. 'The government is committed to combating domestic violence and has continuously provided new resources to enhance the preventive, supportive and follow-up services for victims of domestic violence ...

  3. Hypocrisy evident when it comes to homosexuality

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... partners from domestic violence. To meet the concerns of lawmakers, religious conservatives and parents' groups about implicit recognition of same-sex unions, the domestic violence ordinance had to be renamed the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance. A good deal of hypocrisy lies behind attitudes towards homosexuality. It is an open secret that some ...

  4. Children suffer as HK social development slows, study finds

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... indicates family life has worsened to a 'desperate' level, with more divorces and domestic violence, while children have become the hardest-hit social group. The index, drawn up ... There were 34.7 separations for every 100 marriages two years ago. And the number of reported domestic violence cases per 100,000 households jumped to a record 319.6 in 2008. It was 211.9 in 2006 ...

  5. Police should not resort to violence

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think the police should not resort to violence. The residents were protesting peacefully- they were not causing a disturbance. The police even arrested a student who was filming the scuffle. ...

  6. Violence is golden

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and critics, and they asked me why there were all these depictions of violence in my movies, and I had to talk about violence all the time,' he says, his brow furrowed. 'So it kind of gets ... acting career as a comedian- seems to have mellowed as he moves into his 60s, but violence is at the core of our conversation when we meet in a vast ballroom at Cannes' Martinez Hotel where ...

  7. Mourning for boy erupts into violence

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui What started as a simple public mourning over the death of a five-year-old boy at a hospital in Jiangsu turned violent on Sunday. More than 1,000 people- some said thousands- clashed with riot police, damaging the hospital's main build ...

  8. Demolition violence stirs fury on the mainland

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Ningbo, grocer Xu Zhongguo is the only holdout who has not signed an agreement with a state-owned developer. Another villager agreed to move out on Sunday after being spooked by the violence ...

  9. Bomb kills 7, sparking fears of violence yet again

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... biggest trade fair, which opens on September 1. For locals, the blast was a bitter reminder of other bombings and ethnic violence in the past two years, including riots in Urumqi last year. ...

  10. Previous events linked to violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2009 September 16: Police detain six suspects for making more than 20 bombs; the bombs and materials to make more explosives are found at three sites on the outskirts of Aksu July 5: Clashes between ethnic Uygurs and Han Chinese leave 197 dead and more th ...




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