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  1. News - China - GENDER

    Chinese women post nude photos online to fight domestic violence

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Women post provocative photos of themselves online to challenge people's prejudices and demand a law against violence in the home Nude campaign in fight ... of an anti-domestic violence law. They decided to take matters in their own hands rather than wait for the government to act. Xiong Jing, a 24-year-old web editor with a graduate degree in gender studies, ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Calls grow for probe into police violence at Myanmar mine

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 05:15pm by Reuters in Monywa, Myanmar

    ... Reuters in Monywa, Myanmar Buddhist monks marched in Myanmar’s two biggest cities on Saturday to protest at police violence during a crackdown on demonstrators at a copper mine, while Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and a rights group called for an official inquiry. Activists said at least 50 people had been injured on Thursday, including more than 20 monks who had ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wife-beating has no place in modern China

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says changing the conservative mindset that normalises domestic violence in China will not be easy, but the support for two women in recent cases has been ... of hell". I met Chen, originally from Liaoning, last year, while researching a book on prostitution. I was reminded of her story by two recent high-profile cases of domestic violence. In one case, ...

  4. News - China

    Deadly demographics: Women face grim odds in male-heavy societies like China, India

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com The Delhi gang rape points to the dangers and violence inherent in societies where men outnumber women, a problem that besets China as much ... they do not fully explain why violence against women has spiked in parts of the country. Reported rape cases have grown nearly 700 per cent since 1970, and almost doubled between 1990 and 2008. ...

  5. News - China

    Reform-minded Zhang Chunxian takes tough line on Xinjiang violence

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... national party congress. But for all his accessibility Zhang has demonstrated another skill likely to resonate with Beijing: wielding an iron fist when putting down violence among Xinjiang's restive Uygur ethnic communities. Since taking the helm in April 2010, Zhang's government has shown little hesitation in using force at the first hint of separatist violence or terrorist ...

  6. Language guru admits violence

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and comments alleging domestic violence. Li has a large following because of his unique teaching methods and was described by the New Yorker magazine as 'China's Elvis of English, perhaps ... wholeheartedly apologise to my wife Kim and my girls for committing domestic violence. This has caused them serious physical and mental damage,' Li wrote. 'Based on Kim's request, we ...

  7. News - China - TRAVEL

    Mainland passengers come to blows on flight to Shanghai

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... clip shot by another passenger, which has been widely circulated on the internet, showed the two men wrestling in the cabin as passengers seated nearby tried to move away from the violence ...

  8. News - China - PROTESTS

    Post photographer Felix Wong beaten by Shenzhen police at protests

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... "We do not condone violence in any circumstances and will lodge an official complaint." A Shenzhen government spokesman could not be reached for comment. Wong was briefly detained ... reporters to be aware of their safety. The Press Photographers Association condemned the violence, urged mainland authorities to respect freedom of reporting and asked the Hong Kong government ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... as harmoniously as Chinese TV programmes and films like to display. The region has been hit by ethnic violence from time to time, the worst of which in recent years was the July 2009 riots in Urumqi, ... independence organisations disclaim violence, a tiny number of small groups may present a risk high enough to require a large-scale response. While the Chinese government accords a high priority ...




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