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  1. A yen for justice

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that a 1907 international treaty does not allow individuals to seek compensation from a state for war-time sufferings. The 17 plaintiffs, led by Ng Yat-hing, president of the Hong Kong Reparation ... of the second world war, but nothing has been resolved. But what is military yen and why should we care about this issue? BACKGROUND Introduction of military yen in Hong Kong After Hong Kong's ...

  2. Survivors seek U.N. pressure on Philippines

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Desperate survivors of last year's hostage-taking in Manila and relatives of those killed in the drama are seeking help from the UN to press the Philippine government for an apology and to make reparations. The move comes after Premier Wen Jiabao last month told Philippine President Benigno Aquino he needed to handle in a proper way ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reparations after the first world war. ...

  4. Fitting punishment

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reform, the reduction of crime, the protection of the public and the making of reparation for loss. It is not easy for a court to achieve a sentence that can satisfy all these objectives. ... robber. In 1999, Yip Kai-foon was sentenced to 36 years and three months' imprisonment for a spate of serious crimes which the Court of Appeal said came very close to a declaration of war ...

  5. The songs of a war child

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... in Southern Sudan. He grew up knowing only violence during the second Sudanese civil war, which broke out in 1983. The brutal conflict saw 2 million people die and 4 million others lose their homes. ... the chance to study and learn for the first time. I was enlightened by what I read about history.' School opened his eyes. 'I learned about wars and their causes. I began to understand why ...

  6. Veterans remember Battle of Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to battle in the second world war. Two brigades of Canadians, the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers, fought against overwhelming odds and suffered tremendous casualties, before Allied forces were overrun on Christmas Day, 1941. Since 1947, the 1,975 Canadian soldiers who fought to defend Hong Kong against the Japanese have been remembered in a ceremony at Sai Wan War ...

  7. War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times by Linda Polman Penguin Viking HK$221 To give, or not to give: it's the eternal dilemma when asked to donate to a worthy cause. And Hongkongers know all about that- after all, they are recognised as being some of the most generous in the world. But after reading this thought-provoking account, you might ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... political vision and raise funds. UN's top court hears case on Third Reich reparations Lawyers for Germany and Italy begin argument before the United Nations' highest court over reparation ...

  9. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by John Millen Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness Director: David Lean Year of original release: 1957 Set-up: This disturbing second world war epic is a British production ... but the historical setting isn't. The atrocities that Japanese soldiers committed during the construction of the Burma Railway were all too real. Thousands of prisoners-of-war (PoWs) died of disease, ...

  10. Government could do more to promote important second world war sites

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The countryside of Hong Kong has a high concentration of second world war military structures (such as gun batteries, magazines, artillery observation posts, pillboxes, bunkers and air ... by the defenders of Hong Kong in anticipation of a war, many are within the perimeters of gazetted beaches, water catchments and country parks with different degrees of ecological sensitivity. During ...




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