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Corporal punishment kills creativity

Many traditional Chinese families use corporal punishment to teach their children. They believe that once the pain is over, the lesson will be engraved on the child's mind and the mistake will not be repeated. It's an easy way of 'teaching' children right from wrong.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 12:00am

Corporal Jones shows his class

Paul O'Sullivan's Derby hopeful and trainers syndicate horse, Corporal Jones, oozed class in his first Hong Kong barrier trial yesterday, punching through to run second in his 1,000m blow-out.

20 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Corporal Jones set to land at Sha Tin

New Zealand Derby runner-up Corporal Jones, who was ridden by Zac Purton at Ellerslie yesterday, will have a spell before being prepared by trainer Paul O'Sullivan for a tilt at next year's Hong Kong Derby. He was purchased by O'Sullivan for owner Stephen Lo a couple of starts ago in a deal which saw him race for his former owners until the New Zealand Derby.

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Violence is not the solution to problems

A 38-year-old tutor, who worked at a tutorial centre in North Point, hit a nine-year-old girl with a 46cm wooden ruler 200 times on July 5, 2005 and 100 times the following day. The girl's arms, thighs and cheek were hit so hard that the ruler broke.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Parents ask

My son's school called and complained that his behaviour in class was getting out of control. He hits classmates and talks nonsense. I was so furious that I spanked him. It is understandable to be worried and upset, but it is unacceptable to hit children. A child normally doesn't want to be disliked or make life miserable for others, so you need to ask him why this happened.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Monday was global SpankOut Day. Against Child Abuse director Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun-kai recalls a painful lesson she learnt as a child and argues that Hong Kong needs a law against corporal punishment.

3 May 2007 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

Mother knows best. So goes the old saying. It's not always true. Mum certainly didn't know best when she and dad disciplined 10-year-old Chu Tai-fuk by locking him in a suitcase for almost two hours. The boy died and the parents went to jail.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Are young Hongkongers becoming more superstitious?

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sparing the rod spoils today's underachieving child

Nowadays, few people approve of corporal punishment, a discipline long banned in Hong Kong. Though I was too young to be aware of the debate years ago, I was punished severely by several stern teachers. I can still recall how one female teacher gave me six of the best. Yet now I appreciate the seriousness of that teacher, which helped me shed my laziness.

17 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Too lenient with students

I would like to add my comments to those voiced in these columns by Chan Bing-choi on March 16, regarding the use of physical punishment to deal with students who misbehave.

Nowadays, physical punishment cannot be used in schools because it violates the law.

In the 1970s, corporal punishment was often used by teachers to punish students who misbehaved in class.

15 Apr 1998 - 12:00am