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Social etiquette a global problem

In recent years, the negativity between Hong Kong locals and mainlanders has been disheartening. The most discussed issue is the distasteful and unpleasant behaviour of mainlanders when travelling to Hong Kong.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 1:50am

China Digest, December 6, 2012

Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, more than 1.7 million volunteers have been registered to help maintain social stability in the capital, Xinhua reports.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:04am

Who will police the idling ban, and why is the penalty so small?

The watered-down Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penalty) Bill was discussed at the Legislative Council on April 28 ('Cabbies flex muscles as bill on idling engines is introduced', April 29).

It appears that this bill, when enacted, will be as ineffective as the anti-smoking legislation.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Take action

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1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Jaywalking with the Irish

Jaywalking with the Irish

by David Monagan

Lonely Planet $150

9 Jan 2005 - 12:00am


Q Should the cross-harbour bus routes be retained?

15 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

A fine mess

Singapore has long had a reputation for being a city of fines, and such a status has probably helped it remain one of the cleanest cities in Asia. Forget to flush your toilet and be ready to pay up; drop litter in the street and you could be charged S$200 ($947) to S$1,000. Jaywalkers can be handed a S$20 on-the-spot fine or face a maximum $100 penalty if convicted in court.

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

A Century in Pgotographs

Hong Kong may boast the world's highest percentage of Rolls-Royces per capita today, but in the 1960s automobiles were such a novel idea the government had to introduce a public-information campaign in newspapers, radio and cinema to teach pedestrians about the dangers they presented: the man above is demonstrating the hazards of jaywalking to adults and children alike.

26 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Police do take action against jaywalkers

I refer to the letter from 'Name and Address Supplied' headlined 'Lazy jaywalkers putting themselves at risk' (Sunday Morning Post, August 25).

Your correspondent is correct in pointing out that for those pedestrians who ignore road safety regulations, it is only a matter of time before they are involved in a traffic accident.

29 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Traffic warden's 'bribe offer'

A traffic warden offered to pay half an alleged jaywalker's fine if she would plead guilty so he could be on time for a medical appointment, a court heard yesterday.

Saleswoman Woo Ka-wai, 20, said Jacky Luk Kwok-wai, 35, approached her in the lobby of San Po Kong Court on August 31.

30 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Make a display

I refer to the letter from Wong Doon-yee, for Commissioner of Police, headlined 'Drivers ignoring lights are prosecuted', which appeared in the South China Morning Post on March 30.

The writer gives the statistics that in the year 2000, police recorded 440 summonses and 24,722 fixed-penalty tickets for red-light offenders.

14 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Starr failed as prosecutor

Regarding your 'Letter From The Editor' on January 11, I do not agree that the impeachment of Bill Clinton was necessary under the rule of law.

It is important to remember that the rule of law includes the notion of prosecutorial discretion.

This means that not every violation of the law should result in the prosecution of the perpetrator.

21 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Is everyone game for so much tennis?

WIMBLEDON again dominates the evening on two channels, and those with an aversion to tennis, can only console themselves with the second part of Intruders, the mini-series about alien visitations. Looks like the video stores will be doing roaring trade.

30 Jun 1993 - 12:00am