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Book review: Evil Men, by James Dawes

This is a hard book to read, and once you have finished, you will probably not want to read it again.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 4:10pm

China's claim to greatness must rest on its ethics

China has the potential to be a force for tremendous good in the world. Already, it is using its considerable fiscal reserves to invest heavily in economic and transport infrastructure in Africa and Latin America, supporting the construction of roads, railways, ports and mines.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:07am 4 comments

Parents of children in Hunan GM rice trial were lied to

Parents of children who unwittingly took part in a controversial testing of genetically modified rice on children in Hunan five years ago - which resulted in the sacking of three scientists on Thursday - were only shown the last page of the endorsement paper, state media reported yesterday.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:41am

Children with bright parents less happy, survey finds

Children with siblings and better educated parents tend to be less happy than their peers, a study by Lingnan University found.

The results surprised researchers, who said the survey suggested a worrying trend for young people to be more unhappy than adults.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

Anti-smoking activists in row over China Tobacco Museum in Shanghai

Anti-smoking activists are angry at the controversial designation of Shanghai's China Tobacco Museum as a "patriotic education base".

27 Sep 2012 - 11:38am

Clause in new privacy law a threat to press freedom, journalists group says

A journalists' union says a "big shadow" has been cast over the media by a clause in the newly amended privacy law - to be enacted next month. It will put reporters at risk of imprisonment if they reveal information that causes psychological harm to those it involves, the union says.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Funeral held for slain Brazilian teens

The mother of one of six teenagers found dead in Mesquita, a town north of Rio, reacts during their funeral on Tuesday. The bodies of the six youths aged 15 to 19 were found naked with gunshot wounds and signs of torture wrapped in sheets. Police backed up by military armoured vehicles seized control of the suburban Rio slum after the murders.Photo: Reuters

13 Sep 2012 - 11:50am

Four refugees, torture claimant seek ruling on right to work in Hong Kong

Four refugees and a successful torture claimant who are demanding they be allowed to work in Hong Kong brought their fight to the Court of Appeal yesterday, after being stranded in the city for years.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Keeping companies out of harm's way

Tougher global rules against corruption and money laundering have sparked an increased demand for advice by companies in Asia trying to stay out of trouble.

14 Aug 2012 - 8:59am

Risks of Muslim pressure over Rohingya

Leaders of the Muslim world are putting pressure on Myanmar over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in the country and calling for urgent action by the government.

A UN special human rights rapporteur had earlier raised concerns about reports of extrajudicial killings and torture after clashes between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:18pm