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  1. Petty dispute sparks wave of sectarian violence on Borneo

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar A fight involving an ethnic Chinese man in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan has triggered 24 hours of sectarian violence. Indonesia's Metro TV ... were also damaged. Further violence erupted after a separate, but related, argument took place in a cafe nearby. Police were forced to call in reinforcements to restore calm, with special ...

  2. Royalists arrested on suspicion of stirring violence

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

    ... 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 ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of domestic violence. I do not know, however, if Hong Kong is ready or prepared for it. Your recent report suggests that there were 30,000 victims, but did not tell us about the number of convicted ... Department official as saying that judges have the option of making counselling a condition in the probation order. The question is: in such cases of domestic violence, have the judges been told ...

  4. Quotes of the week

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a Chinese woman in an ad by a U.S. Republican candidate Our goal is for the Syrian people to escape violence, conflict and the flames of war Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider says sectarian violence is delaying a gas pipeline important to Beijing Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan The recent surge in sectarian violence in strategically located border areas in Pakistan could be part of a larger plan to curtail Beijing's profile in the region. Violence appears aimed at frustrating efforts to complete the Iran-Pakistan ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 21, 2012

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... article on US violence in the proper prospective ("Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime", August 15). The homicide rate in the US of around 5 per 100,000 is higher than much ... ownership over the same period. These statistics easily found on the internet don't square with Mr Weisburg's conclusion that the US "culture of violence [is]unmatched anywhere ...

  7. Changing minds

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be ripe for a revolution, and believed a revolution was inevitable. He said he did not hope that violence could be avoided, but suggested it should be justified. Philosopher Li Zehou took the opposite view. In his argument for a 'farewell to revolution', he said any regime that seized power through violent revolt would itself cling to the use of violence to maintain power. Yet ...

  8. Politics in the blood

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. J. Lee, Seoul It seems that South Koreans love violent sports, if not violence itself. Every night, TV channels show hours of combative sports, such as wrestling. More recently, ... for showing the violence on a station that is financed, in part, by viewers' fees. As a result, the station said it would no longer run K-1 and other martial arts, a decision which, naturally, ...

  9. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been criticised by the West and several Arab nations. China, along with Russia, has stymied efforts by the UN Security Council to address violence in Syria, vetoing three resolutions over ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... these measures fail to have an impact, violence sometimes ensues. The civil rights movement has been aided considerably by the internet, especially microblogs, and the guidance of human rights lawyers. ...




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