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  1. Beijing should step in to stop Taishi violence

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the rule of law to take its course, violence has been used to suppress the villagers' demands for their village chief to be held accountable for the alleged misuse of village funds. Things ... of the involvement of outsiders in providing villagers with legal advice and the publicity that the row has received in overseas media. Whatever the causes, violence against the villagers and others has ...

  2. A wake-up call for Macau to diversify

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Macau needs law and order in its gaming industry, and not just because a recent outbreak of murderous violence has made it jittery, as we report today. The city's people depend ... security. So the authorities should be concerned about an outbreak of violence evoking memories of the assassinations, car bombings and knifings of the late 1990s as gangs battled for control ...

  3. 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'. ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Violence in media harms children I recently read a study of children's exposure to violence. It showed that the most common kind of exposure is watching people fighting and killing one another; for example, on television and in video games and magazines. Ninety per cent of the schoolchildren aged nine to 13 in the study said they had seen violence in films and television ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  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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