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  1. An ugly portrait of a silent killer

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Partner abuse statistics are shocking. The leading cause of morbidity for women aged 19 to 44 in Britain is domestic violence, according to the UK Domestic Violence report in 2005. The 2006 Hong Kong Women's Commission Report 'Women's Safety in Hong Kong: Eliminating Domestic Violence' adds that domestic violence is 'chronically under-reported'. ...


    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... by the international community," he told the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual forum in Singapore. He stressed the importance of avoiding tensions in the region "not by violence but through ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... option. Bill Galvin, Shek Tong Tsui Brave stand by victim of violence It is clear that domestic violence is a problem, not just in Hong Kong, but also on the mainland. Kim Lee talked of being treated harshly by her celebrity English teacher husband Li Yang ('Where violence in home is just a private affair', November 25). She wrote of her experience on a blog and it led ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea's history of boundary changes must not be forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... to Sabah. Meanwhile, the rise in separatist violence in Thailand's predominantly Malay southern provinces suggests that this problem can only be finally settled by border adjustments ...

  5. 'Living books' that talk

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Human Library. The idea was founded by five friends in Copenhagen more than a decade ago. It grew out of an anti-violence youth group they started after a mutual friend was stabbed at a nightclub. In 2000, Stop the Violence made its way onto a bigger, and more commercial, platform at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, one of Europe's biggest music festivals. What transpired ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What can be done to reduce domestic violence? Domestic violence is perhaps Hong Kong's most serious problem. Most worrying of all, legislators, the Social Welfare Department, police, social workers and women's groups have absolutely no idea how to stop it. The police have said that 4,967 cases of family violence had been reported up to August 31, almost twice as many ...

  7. letters

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... every month there are protests, big and small. While I agree that demonstrations should be allowed, the protesters should refrain from violent acts. Yet some of them do resort to violence. I believe that even if you fight for a good cause, using violence undermines that cause. If you refuse to abide by the laws of Hong Kong, how can you claim to speak for local citizens? Protesters ...

  8. Young people need to behave better

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for good behaviour. I think young people are too hot-headed. When they get involved in disputes, they think violence is the solution. Also, many teenagers seem to lack aim and do not think about the consequences of their actions. Teens are influenced by violence in the media. I think the media has to be more responsible and produce material that's less likely to lead young people astray. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Code of conduct for South China Sea can defuse time bomb

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Penh, Southeast Asian leaders asked China to begin formal talks "as soon as possible" to craft a legally binding accord aimed at preventing an outbreak of violence over the disputed ...

  10. HK's education system creates tension in many families

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing about the problem of domestic violence in Hong Kong. If we understand violence to be socially and culturally triggered, changing the society and modifying the culture- ... violence goes on, only the victims are today's schoolchildren who have already lost interest in their school work. I have heard people I know talk of horrible moments when they lost control ...




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