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  1. Dealing with abuse in front-line waiting war

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... are the top three black spots for workplace violence in public hospitals. Health workers have come to expect violence, physical and verbal, from patients or their relatives. Authority figures show ... a consultant doctor at the hospital suffered head and shoulder injuries when a mentally ill patient attacked him with a piece of stone. Dr Elvis Mak Ying-leung, head of a workplace violence task force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703569/dealing-abuse-front-line-waiting-war
  2. Health workers walk tightrope of patient abuse

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... departments, medical departments and psychiatric wards are the top three black spots for workplace violence in public hospitals. Health workers have come to expect violence, physical and verbal, from ... Ying-leung, head of a workplace violence task force at Tuen Mun Hospital and a doctor in its accident and emergency department, said he encountered a patient who broke the sprinklers in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702727/health-workers-walk-tightrope-patient-abuse
  3. HK rises in press freedom index, but KMT 'interference' hits Taiwan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison, Lawrence Chung

    ... Brossel, who oversees the group's Asia desk, said violence against journalists was 'almost zero' in Hong Kong, direct censorship did not exist and there was no censorship ... the Kuomintang had 'tried to interfere in state- and privately-owned media, while violence by certain activists further undermined press freedom'. The ranking came as a shock to Taiwan, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696110/hk-rises-press-freedom-index-kmt-interference-hits-taiwan
  4. Police report documents 15 attacks on public figures

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... three days of sick leave- as a result of workplace violence such as kicking, biting and punching. The police, in a paper submitted to the Legislative Council's security panel, noted ... or violence could not be ascertained or substantiated by evidence.' The panel demanded information about intimidation and violence against public figures and civil servants after several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455211/police-report-documents-15-attacks-public-figures
  5. Riots blamed on fight at Guangdong factory

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the unprecedented eruption of violence- the worst on the mainland- in decades, in which at least 156 people were killed- underscored the simmering ethnic tensions in the mainly Muslim region. This year is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and communist power. The authorities in Xinjiang and overseas Uygur groups have blamed each other for the violence, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686037/riots-blamed-fight-guangdong-factory
  6. State media home in on large turnout of Urumqi blood donors

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Hundreds of Urumqi residents donated blood to help victims of the violence as state media sought to project an image of daily life resuming following the curfew on Tuesday night. Televised images showed a large group of donors at a blood donation centre in the city. 'The riot was caused by a few separatists and we should boycott it. I wanted to contribute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686271/state-media-home-large-turnout-urumqi-blood-donors
  7. Time for reason amid a spate of protests

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attention only because of the intensity of the violence and the number of rioters involved. The triggers for these events can vary greatly, from land seizures without adequate compensation to corrupt officials and miscarriages of justice. But most stem from public grievances against officialdom. Officials have every right to restore order when violence breaks out. However, protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660680/time-reason-amid-spate-protests
  8. Foreign journalists arrive for organised trip

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Zhang About 50 foreign journalists have arrived in Lhasa on an organised trip ahead of the Olympic relay's one-day stop in the Tibetan capital today. Officials from the State Council Information Office are accompanying the correspondents following the torch's high-altitude pass, just three months after the city was rocked by violence and largely closed to overseas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642366/foreign-journalists-arrive-organised-trip
  9. Villagers welcome downfall of police chief after riots

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

    ... of a road led to violence. Villagers armed with home-made firearms battled each other, forcing hundreds of panic-stricken people to flee their homes. The case was one of the worst on the mainland, ... downhill after Xu became the police chief. Instead of restoring law and order, his time in office was marked by more violence and rioting. Lacking trust in the police, residents of places like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714188/villagers-welcome-downfall-police-chief-after-riots
  10. Diplomacy the only way to solve Japan disputes

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of course, there should be a right to protest, but violence has no part in any such show of discontent. Organising demonstrations that lead to fear and damage is guaranteed to heighten the discord. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728111/diplomacy-only-way-solve-japan-disputes

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