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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.

Wednesday, 25 January, 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

Warning against 'sex for secrets' lure

CHINA, determined to keep tight control over economic and political information, warned its citizens yesterday against leaking secrets to foreign spies posing as businessmen, scholars, experts or reporters.

'Warning: International Spies are Just Right Beside You,' read the headline in the China Trade News.

'Kind-hearted people, be vigilant!' the newspaper said.

14 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Chart backs ex-Special Branch officers' passport bid

SIXTEEN former Special Branch officers shut out of a scheme which would allow them to resettle in Britain before 1997 were part of the counter-espionage team, according to a chart of the secret organisation which has not been published before.

This information apparently contradicts the Government's claim that the 16 police constables did not perform sensitive duties.

30 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Quick wits flash at IQ contest

ALAST-MINUTE search for a third member turned out to be a winning combination for a quiz team at the Fourth New Generation IQ Contest held recently in the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association hall.

16 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Canberra to begin spy inquiry

AUSTRALIA is to launch a judicial inquiry to look into a covert relationship involving Australian secret service agents in Hong Kong spying for Britain's MI6 network in the territory and China.

24 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Industrial espionage a booming business

THE next time you see someone rummaging around in your rubbish, don't assume he is a beggar looking for food or tin cans to recycle. He could be a spy.

As competition in China's socialist market economy heats up, more companies are turning to industrial espionage to get the jump on their competitors and are hiring professional spies to do their dirty work for them.

21 Feb 1994 - 12:00am