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Civic Virtue

Uncivil society

Chief superintendent and acting regional commander of Kowloon West Stephen Cheng Se-lim must be joking when he says there's no data to suggest protests in recent years have become more violent.

Monday, 19 September, 2011, 12:00am

How to make property and handouts do good work for the community

Jake van der Kamp has put the finger on colonial land policy ('Blame history, not Li Ka-shing for HK's tilted property market', April 10) as the cause of the aberration in the property market.

But what if our government modified our land policy and conducted an experiment?

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Uncivil behaviour has no part in our political culture

The attack yesterday on lawmaker and veteran unionist Lee Cheuk-yan and his aide is to be condemned. It is an affront to our city's relatively peaceful political scene.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Lost values

Sars is not just a disease. It is a symptom of the massive rot and corruption that exists in mainland society today. Scientists hypothesise that the coronavirus in question can be traced back to the appalling hygiene in Guangdong and its exotic animal markets and toxic waste. But any visitor to the mainland will tell you just how poor hygiene is throughout the country.

28 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Give rude doctors bedside manner lessons

Earlier this month I visited the ear, nose and throat unit of a public hospital for a check-up.

I am visually impaired and I was accompanied by my mother who is also visually impaired and by our helper.

After a fairly long wait I was called into the examination room.

21 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Civility can go a long way

It was mind-boggling how a seemingly intelligent, educated individual could come up with such warped, ridiculous ideas/beliefs in the letter, 'Politeness a luxury commuters cannot afford' (South China Morning Post, May 4).

12 May 1998 - 12:00am

Blocking exit

Has all civility and order left Hong Kong? Each day as I leave my apartment block, I am forced to walk in the middle of the street by construction vehicles working on a nearby building.

12 May 1997 - 12:00am