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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There are better ways to discipline children than using physical violence

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with a belt, a stick or other hard object. The figures are backed up by what the parents said, with more than 54 per cent admitting they had used physical violence on their children. The findings ... if they cannot control their stress and emotions and vent it through violence. A lack of help from support groups means abuse may even become entrenched. There is no one-size-fits-all approach ...

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    In Vietnam's anti-Chinese protests, violence will only add fuel to fire

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Violence will only add fuel to fire Vietnam has complicated its dispute with Beijing over South China Sea resources by failing to prevent anti-Chinese violence. The deaths ... Hanoi claims more than 600 rioters were arrested. Violence and nationalism are not solutions to problems. Disputes over territory and resources can only be resolved by dialogue and negotiations. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... demand, leading to inevitable social and economic costs for the nation. The consequences are deaths from overdoses, illness, domestic violence, crime, traffic accidents, lost opportunities ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sinners and saints in Wenzhou church row

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Wenzhou, in violence involving local Christians, with 60 people injured when about 600 police and demolition workers tried to remove a cross from the officially sanctioned Jiuentang church. Saints ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No excuse for domestic violence

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial No excuse for domestic violence The World Health Organisation has a clinical interest in the issue of violence against women. That's because the matter is linked ... disease. But it is not a simple matter to raise the profile of violence as a global women's health issue. Much of the violence is inflicted by partners, and cultural resistance to intervention ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family violence in Hong Kong mars reputation of a 'safe' city

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Family violence mars a 'safe' city Hong Kong is famously a safe city with a low murder rate. That gives an impression that all is well. Yet three apparently unrelated recent cases seem to tell a different story. They involve extreme violence and anger against family members, and they should not be dismissed as merely more instances of domestic violence ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... building with bamboo poles. This is not the first time the project has been greeted with violence. From district consultations to Legco meetings, those opposing the plan have sought to make ... and resistance. That said, there are established channels to deal with the issues involved. Advancing one's course with violence is unacceptable. First mooted six years ago, the HK$120 billion ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US does more harm than good with military intervention on foreign soil

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the nation was wracked by sectarian violence. With Islamist extremists now overrunning northern cities and threatening Baghdad, US President Barack Obama's response is not to engage ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thai rivals must now hold talks and settle their differences

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Thai rivals now have space to talk Thailand's military has stressed that its imposition of martial law is not a coup d'etat but a necessity to bring stability to the nation after six months of political turmoil. The threat of more violence between dismissed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's red-shirted supporters and the rival yellow-shirted ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    As Palestinians try to heal rift, Israel must seize chance for peace

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Netanyahu's response is perhaps understandable given that Hamas is a terrorist group yet to renounce violence against the mainly Jewish state. He said he could no longer negotiate with Palestinian ... to discuss peace. But a unified Palestinian government has to first meet three conditions set eight years ago: recognition of Israel; a renunciation of violence; and acceptance of previous deals ...




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