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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... BARRY WEISBERG Barry Weisberg says that in no other democratic country has the use of force been as pervasive Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime It is now routine for everyone ... of behaviour. In some instances, the perpetrator lives an unsatisfied life, feels threatened, and seeks to direct their hatred towards perceived threats. In cases of severe violence, the perpetrator ...

  3. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to violence. Violence is much easier to defeat than non-violence. It has been a quarter of a century since non-violent movements began driving oppressive regimes from power: the Philippines, Indonesia, ... protesters have a whole menu of actions they can take: mass demonstrations, strikes, sit-ins, stay-at-homes and much more. If they avoid violence, it is almost impossible for a dictator to unleash ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Nothing can excuse the violence in Xinjiang

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

    ... The violence that erupted in Xinjiang's capital is deplorable. We do not know how a protest, which reportedly began as a peaceful demonstration in the heart of Urumqi by ethnic ... and again tempers have flared in recent years, leading to violence and deaths. Cultural, political and religious persecution is often cited by the Muslim majority. It complains that Beijing has ...

  8. Rebel violence hampers Arroyo's push for peace

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in a bloody battle last week. Until the latest bout of violence, it seemed Mrs Arroyo had been making headway to achieving a resolution. Last month, she unilaterally announced a ceasefire and called ...

  9. Limits of violence laid bare once again in Gaza

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Palestinians have learned time and again over the six decades of their conflict with Israel that nothing is to be gained by using violence. No matter how determined their struggle, ... to violence and military activities is welcome. Every effort must be made by the international community to separate the combatants and restore the truce. Israel must ensure that those hurt in its ...

  10. Power struggle erupts in violence

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... bus station. Besides the politically motivated violence, a marked increase in robberies and extortions has also made life difficult for the population and for those trying to implement ... in the financial windfall through political channels. The World Bank's Aceh Conflict Monitoring Programme said that last December local-level violence rose to its highest level since January 2005. ...




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