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  1. Where violence in home is just a private affair

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nine, five and three- see domestic violence as normal. Li, founder of the 'Crazy English' language learning method which has millions of young followers, publicly apologised, but still ... survey of more than 3,500 married men and women in Zhejiang, Gansu and Hunan provinces showed that 34.7 per cent experienced domestic violence. As the UN marks the International Day ...

  2. Villagers stage sit-in after being blamed for violence

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Thousands of residents rallied in Wukan village, Guangdong, yesterday to protest against the authorities' branding of previous petitions as illegal. They vowed not to budge in their fight against corrupt officials. The sit-in followed a statement by a Lufeng county government spokesman on Saturday that blamed violence that erupted in the village ...

  3. Language guru admits violence

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and comments alleging domestic violence. Li has a large following because of his unique teaching methods and was described by the New Yorker magazine as 'China's Elvis of English, perhaps ... wholeheartedly apologise to my wife Kim and my girls for committing domestic violence. This has caused them serious physical and mental damage,' Li wrote. 'Based on Kim's request, we ...

  4. Lawmakers back censure of activists using violence

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Lawmakers at a Legco panel yesterday endorsed motions to censure the use of violence by activists at a by-election consultation seminar two weeks ago ... at the Science Museum, accused his critics of hypocrisy. He said: 'We should find the sources of social conflict- it's hypocritical to just condemn any kind of violence indiscriminately.' ...

  5. Where bloody violence rules

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Agarabians, who said they wanted to clean the town,' wrote a reader to the Post-Courier, identifying only as 'K92 ant', who blames police for failing to stem gun violence ... to raskol, and new settlers across PNG. Violence has engulfed the highland towns of Lae, and Mt Hagen, making it unsafe to be on the streets after dark, and almost every highlands household owns ...

  6. To history, today's violence is a speck

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We all know there were bloody and violent periods throughout Chinese history. But how violent? According to a new book by Harvard psychologist and polymath Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, China has five of the 21 conflicts with the highest ...

  7. Hospitals should report violence

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... workplace violence not involving a patient has raised concerns about the accountability of private hospitals to the department, which licenses them, and the council, which governs their conduct. ... are right to make that a paramount consideration. But non-professional disputes, let alone violence in the workplace, between doctors and other health professionals are not in the best interests ...

  8. Casino blamed for violence on Mekong River

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Laura Zhou A casino operated in the Golden Triangle by a Chinese businessman praised by official media has disrupted the balance of power among gangsters in the region, leading to the brutal killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mek ...

  9. Where's the will to break India's cycle of violence?

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amrit Dhillon Like the Bourbons, Indians never learn anything. Bombs keep exploding- the latest being at Delhi High Court last Wednesday in which 13 people died- and the same incompetence and somnolence emerge. In the horrific carnage of the 2006 Mumbai t ...

  10. Violence sparks fears of infiltration

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Simpson Cheung Leaders of demonstrations against Hong Kong's government and police have, for the first time, raised the possibility that extremist infiltrators, or even 'undercover agents', could be behind the increasingly v ...




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