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  1. Farmers torch trucks, fight police in dispute over land reparations

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands of farmers in Shunde district, Foshan, overturned and burned at least 10 trucks last week in a protest over compensation for land appropriated to erect high-voltage electricity pylons. About 2,000 residents of Renhai village, near t ...

  2. Now it's Washington's turn to apologise

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a national inquiry issued a report 'Bringing Them Home' that called for reparations and an apology, but the government of prime minister John Howard rejected those recommendations. The Rudd ... to Native Hawaiians for the unlawful overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and, in 1988, to Japanese Americans for detention camps in the second world war. However, an 'apology bill' ...

  3. War veterans in pensions protest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com More than 500 war veterans demonstrated at Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall yesterday, demanding pension increases because of the rising ... of monthly allowance,' said one 62-year-old war veteran. 'Our pension should be brought up to an average living standard. My daughter was forced to quit primary school at 10 because ...

  4. Immigration wars

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... slaves. During the second world war, the Japanese did not worry about killing Chinese men, women and children because they thought of them as 'China pigs'. It is not known if Breivik ... parts of the world were brought in to live in Europe. 11th to 14th centuries Muslims and Christians fight several wars as both sides vie for control of the Holy Land- Jerusalem. Muslims fought ...

  5. Desperate HIV carriers go to war with hospitals

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Meng Lin, an HIV carrier, made a difficult decision recently, for which he was overwhelmingly criticised online by medical professionals: he advised an HIV-positive friend who checked into hospital with an appendicit ...

  6. Is our drugs war a lost cause?

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Drug abuse in Hong Kong is at its lowest point in 25 years, but experts say the war against drugs is far from won. Officials are quick to point to the latest drug figures- 12,420 reported cases last year- as a measure of success in the war on drugs, but academics and frontline service providers are less optimistic. The recent low is part of a normal ...

  7. We have to do our bit in the war on fakes

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Intellectual property rights are usually on the agenda whenever Chinese officials meet Western counterparts- as is likely when presidents Hu Jintao and Barack Obama hold talks in Washington on Wednesday. Each year, untold amounts of mainland-made name-bra ...

  8. Going beyond 'sorry'

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... is understandable and reparation should be made, wherever possible. But the assumption that a simple 'sorry' absolves past injustice makes light of slavery and exploits history to distract ... communities in Africa and elsewhere. An apology is ridiculous, they say. As for reparations: how would they be paid, and to whom? US President George W. Bush adopted the apologist position when his ...

  9. More landlords sue families of suicide victims

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... as a way of making people stop and this is the same.' Railway firms asked the families of the dead to pay up to 6 million yen (HK$568,890) in reparation, although this was a 'token ... sought 120 million yen in reparation on the grounds that the entire apartment block was now cursed and would have to be torn down and rebuilt. The loophole that the landlords are using to claim ...

  10. War on wages

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has been nine years since the plight of one cleaner sparked a movement that will soon see a minimum wage law enacted in Hong Kong Feb 2001 Uncle Yeung's story of living in the public toilet he cleaned 14 hours a day, with a salary of HK$7 an hour, ...




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