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 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 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 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 are angry at the controversial designation of Shanghai's China Tobacco Museum as a "patriotic education base".27 Sep 2012 - 11:38am
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
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: Reuters13 Sep 2012 - 11:50am
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
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
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
Put on a brave face and drive off bullies
There are bullies in every school and the bullying victims we hear about are only the tip of the iceberg. We cannot imagine the actual numbers.
Bullying can have far-reaching consequences. It can put victims in a constant state of fear even when they grow up.15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm
We have human rights issues in the US, but we also have a very strong system to respond to them
U.S. diplomat Michael Posner, at a briefing on the U.S.-China human rights dialogue
If [users] are concerned about Google mixing up information about their personal and work affairs, they should consider creating multiple accounts27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The stakes are high in the coming Legislative Council election, so the temptation to rig the results will be even higher. It behoves the government and the election watchdog to be especially vigilant, given the widespread fraud that was detected in last year's district council election. The ICAC, after all, has arrested 52 people in connection with vote-rigging.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Police have warned women to be alert and stepped up patrols in Mong Kok after a rape and a sexual assault were carried out within 500 metres of each other early yesterday.18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The animal welfare community will welcome the appointment of the new secretary for food and health in the hope that he will ensure much less government cruelty and killing.18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am