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Forced-abortion family accept compensation

A woman who was forced to have a late-term abortion last month, in a case that sparked a nationwide outcry, has reached a settlement with the local government responsible by accepting 70,600 yuan (HK$86,640) in cash compensation.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Abortion father safe in Beijing, his lawyer says

The husband of a woman who was forced to have a late-term abortion in the northwest province of Shaanxi appeared in Beijing yesterday, four days after disappearing amid allegations of harassment by officials in his hometown.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

In the world of reality television, Australia is fast being recognised for its 'niceness'. The Aussie branch of the Next Top Model franchise, hosted by a sunny Sarah Murdoch, has rounded the edges of the fiercely contentious atmosphere that Tyra Banks thrives on in the American original.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

New look at an old way of thinking

Talk about ancient Chinese thought! New Age followers and serious thinkers alike find guidance and inspiration in its millennial insights. No less an authority than Yan Xuetong , the great mainland politics scholar and dean of Tsinghua University's Institute of Modern International Relations, has vouched for its authenticity and originality.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street edited

Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street edited by Graydon Carter Vanity Fair (e-book)

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Women making waves

Not so long ago, many Chinese women thought it natural to become housekeepers who bound their feet and spoke in hushed tones. But modern women have embraced a whole new image: they are decisive, independent, charismatic. Time to meet the modern Chinese tigresses:

Amy Chua, the tiger mother

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

He's become the poster boy for the fight against corruption

Lawyer David Matas, who says Chinese officials are using Lai Changxing to deflect attention from their own crimes

Your wife has a very good left hook

British MP Tom Watson, after Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng slapped a protester who rushed at her husband

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Wendi Deng

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I have said one day when my career as a professional basketball player ends, it would be a comma, not a full stop

Yao Ming, vowing to live a full life after basketball

China is saying they own everything [in the South China Sea]. So how do you ... have a code of conduct when your partner in the transaction says he owns everything?

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A tiger wife springs into action

Rarely has a single volleyball blow had such an impact.

Described variously as a right hook to the head, a volleyball spike or an old-fashioned clip around the ear, Wendi Deng Murdoch's actions in literally leaping to her husband's defence in the British parliament saved the day for the embattled Murdoch clan.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Not letting the facts ruin a good story

It was one of the most quotable quotes of the 20th century. When asked about the influence of the French Revolution, the late premier Zhou Enlai is reputed to have said: 'Too early to say.'

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Social issues

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 The Chinese model of capitalism is unsustainable because ...

a. many people are still living in poverty.

b. the government and company bosses hold too much power.

c. the government has tight control over the economy.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Homeowners losing battle for their rights

Deng Yaoxiong calls himself a laoguang, the colloquial term for a native of Guangzhou, who was born and grew up in Liwan, one of the city's historic and most attractive neighbourhoods.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Sex, cash scam on woman earns Taoist 'master' nearly 5 years' jail

A former People's Liberation Army officer has been jailed for 56 months for posing as a Taoist master to swindle a woman out of HK$1.55 million and lure her into having sex.

The sentence was passed on Deng Qianxiang, 43, after the District Court was told the 47-year-old woman now suffered from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and had suicidal thoughts.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Netizens score victories over government

This week, mainland netizens scored two victories: the release of Deng Yujiao, 21 - accused of murder for stabbing to death an official who she claims sexually harassed her; and stopping a central government initiative to instal censoring software called Green Dam Youth Escort on every computer.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am