Law net quiz

NET surfers can test their knowledge of the Basic Law in a special Internet quiz as part of Law Week 96. The Law Society is offering cash prizes for the top scores.

Sunday, 27 October, 1996, 12:00am

Spy chief takes a bus back to reality

Stella Rimington, the former head of the British intelligence service, MI5, has discovered that besides double-deckers there are single-deck buses on the streets of London. These buses generally arrive on time, she finds, while people are more courteous than she remembers - but they do swear more often.

21 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Family key to brightness

Gifted children are most likely to be brought up in harmonious families that impose fewer restrictions on them, a new study has found.

Since 1992, the Centre for Child Development at Baptist University has studied 11 boys and five girls whose IQ scores were over 130.

16 Sep 1996 - 12:00am


OUT in paperback is Lesley Downer's account of Japan's Tsutsumi family and their Seibu business empire. The Brothers (Vintage $94) traces the rise of the family to astonishing wealth, from its farming roots to the corridors of political and economic power.

28 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Spook wanted: please apply

UNDER 35? Speak an East Asian language? Well, then, an employer is looking for you in Langley, Virginia. Yes, it's the CIA which is looking for people to join its career training programme. For espionage buffs, the agency's recruiting method was disappointingly straightforward - it put an advertisement in The Economist magazine.

17 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Being a gifted pupil can give rise to problems

GIFTED children are often thought of as successful and as possessing 'magic powers'. But you may be surprised to find that they too can face problems and difficulties like any normal student.

This was one of the points made at a seminar during the 11th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, held recently in Hong Kong.

12 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Elegance to mask intelligence uses

THE Consulate-General, with its roof and Chinese-water gardens and Italian marble, may become the showcase among British diplomatic missions around the world.

But one aspect of the building studiously avoided by officials is its role as a future top British spy post.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

China dissident detained

BEIJING has issued an internal circular asking officials and state businessmen to raise their guard against 'new Harry Wus'.

Yesterday, Chinese sources said the document was jointly issued by the Ministry of State Security and the State Bureau of Secrets.

18 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Spotlight turned on world of spies

THE country's spies are under siege. Not since a bungled training 'raid' at the Sheraton hotel in Melbourne in 1983 have they been subject to such public attention.

6 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Vulnerable travellers

I LOVE almost everything about the French, apart from the fact they smoke after sex, and often during it.

OK, and sometimes they can be a bit miserable. Every French person has a Jean-Paul Sartre inside just bursting to get out, especially when everyone else is having fun. But when they've created a culture as sublime as theirs, I can live with it.

26 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Primitive thoughts

THE uncritical reportage of Dr Chan Wing-cheong's statements about genetics and intelligence and Ms Christine Loh's casual acceptance of the premise of Chinese genetic superiority (South China Morning Post, January 16), are shocking.

25 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Article fails IQ test

THERE is nothing specifically wrong with what was said in the article 'Chinese smartest of all, says study' (Sunday Morning Post, January 1) other than the fact that it lacks any intelligent discussion whatsoever.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Racism lives on in IQ report

SADLY, racism is alive and well. One source of disquiet comes from Hitler-type utterances of racial superiority and a racial IQ hierarchy. This is bad enough in any multi-racial society. Another source is making fundamental mistakes in research and I refer to the article 'Chinese smartest of all, says study' (Sunday Morning Post, January 1).

8 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

No race apart when it comes to intelligence

THIS IQ business was fun while it lasted, but now it has gone too far. I do not mind academics achieving cheap notoriety by making wild claims about the intelligence of different races. It gets their names in the papers and some universities like this.

4 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Intelligence testing is by no means foolproof

I refer to your feature 'Born to succeed' (South China Morning Post, October 29) on the controversy of relative IQ superiority between ethnic groups. Certain long-standing misconceptions need to be clarified before one can view the issue from a better perspective.

2 Nov 1994 - 12:00am