'Racist attack' on Chinese students in France sparks widespread outrage

Chinese tourists visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo: AFP

China’s internet users reacted with outrage to reports of a racist assault on six Chinese students studying in France, while others denounced the victims as children of wealthy officials. The oenology students were attacked early on Saturday in the wine-producing Bordeaux region, France’s interior ministry said, describing the violence as an act of xenophobia.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 8:35am 26 comments

Man beaten for aiding Falun Gong

Chan at the media conference in which he showed the injuries he received from the attack in Mong Kok last week. Photo: Dickson Lee

Political parties have asked the police to speed up an investigation into a violent attack on a man who says he was repeatedly bashed after an altercation with people believed to be supporters of a pro-establishment group.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:05am

Even for the Black Card, it's a bit rich of Amex to double fee

A new class of bond investors.

The American Express Centurion Card - informally known as the Black Card - recently sent out a nice letter to its users but with a sting in the tail. The Black Card is, as Forbes describes it, the Bugatti of credit cards and use is by invitation only.

30 May 2013 - 4:34am 2 comments

Man, 71, beaten to death in care home

A 71-year-old man from a Kennedy Town nursing home died early yesterday after a fellow resident struck him with a walking stick. The victim suffered multiple head injuries. The attacker, 86, who occupies the next bed, has a history of psychological and mental illness.

19 May 2013 - 7:42am 1 comment

US referee punched by teenage soccer player dies

Johana Portillo, centre, and her sister Ana Portillo hold hands while Dr Shawn Smith looks on during a news conference Thursday at Intermountain Medical Center, in Murray, Utah. Photo: AP

Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Ricardo Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card.

5 May 2013 - 6:00pm

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

Fewer officers have been injured and motorcycle incidents are at the lowest level since records started in 1997, a reflection of successful efforts by the force to reduce accidents at work, a police report says.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Two men admit assaulting South China Morning Post photographer

The two men (right, facing camera) assaulted the photographer after she took this picture. Photo: May Tse

In Fanling Court yesterday, Cheng Shing-wing and Li Hak pleaded guilty to one count each of common assault, but they denied they were parallel-goods traders. Magistrate Wong Sze-lai postponed sentencing to May 14. The two were released on bail.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

Indian on Pakistan death row badly beaten

Pakistani policemen stand guard at the emergency room of a local hospital after Sarbajit Singh was brought in for medical treatment. Photo: EPA

Sarbajit Singh, who was sentenced to death 16 years ago on espionage charges, was taken to hospital on Friday with multiple wounds, including a severe head injury, after an argument in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:36am

Talking points

President Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping welcomes leaders from two of Southeast Asian neighbours for talks in Beijing. Myanmar's President Thein Sein and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's prime minister, are both due in the capital.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Police arrest 18-year-old and friend in Yuen Long over killing of father

Police collect evidence at the scene of the bloody incident. Photo: Edward Wong

The 18-year-old was arrested at his home in a Yuen Long village on suspicion of stabbing his father to death and attacking his mother. Police also arrested a 19-year-old friend of the man.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

What's being said on

People Power protest outside Liaison Office to the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong to condemn the attacks on Hong Kong Journalists in Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

On two Hong Kong journalists being beaten by unidentified men while filming an activist trying to visit the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo in Beijing, and roadside pollution hitting hazardous levels on Friday.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Attack on journalists is affront to free press

TV capture: TVB camera man injured by policemen near Liu Xia's home in Beijing.

Outrage and condemnation came after a handful of Hong Kong journalists on assignment in Beijing were brutally attacked. They were abused by a group of men of unknown identity when covering an activist trying to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife on Friday. The journalists were doing nothing more than legitimate reporting on the activist and the dissident's wife. The assault is an affront to press freedom and the public's right to know.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am 3 comments

Outrage over attack on local cameramen

TV capture: TVB camera man injured by policemen near Liu Xia's home in Beijing.

The pair of Hong Kong journalists, cameramen for TVB and Now TV, were reportedly beaten by unidentified men as they filmed activist Yang Kuang's bid to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife, who has been under extralegal house arrest for over two years.

9 Mar 2013 - 6:25am

Short Sport, February 22, 2013

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was longest-serving in NHL. Photo: AP

The Los Angeles Lakers won in their first game since their long-time owner Jerry Buss died, beating their mighty rivals the Boston Celtics 113-99 behind 24 points from Dwight Howard.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

Construction worker guilty of assaulting police - by whistling at them

Ki Chun-kei will be sentenced in March for assaulting police officers by whistling at them in close range. Photo: Felix Wong

A construction worker was found guilty of three charges of assaulting police officers by whistling at them through his fingers during the annual July 1 protest march last year.

23 Jan 2013 - 8:43am 10 comments