National Security

Liquor firms lead way in race for cctv advert slots

Prime-time advertising slots on state broadcaster China Central Television for next year were once again snapped up by liquor brands this week despite new restrictions on alcohol advertising coming into effect next year.

Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am

Police suspended amid probe of brothel

Five police officers have been suspended after they were arrested by anti-corruption agents investigating allegations that they were either running a brothel or accepting free sexual services from prostitutes in return for turning a blind eye to the vice den.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fears over new rules on ID and 'terrorism'

Mainland rights advocates are alarmed by the passage yesterday of new national rules that expand police powers of detention and define what constitutes terrorism.

The National People's Congress Standing Committee endorsed amendments to the Resident Identity Card Law that effectively allow police to detain citizens in busy public areas if they are not carrying their ID cards.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cabinet weighs more powerful agency for soccer

The central government is mulling setting up a soccer office with a ranking higher than the game's current governing agency, in a bid to raise the standards of the country's most popular sport and improve its standing on the global stage, state media reported.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Safe as houses

It's your parents' 20th anniversary. They've decided to celebrate with a relaxing weekend getaway on a beautiful island resort. You, however, will remain in the concrete jungle known as Hong Kong.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Police respond to criticism with PR blitz

Under-fire police chiefs are to hire more public relations staff in response to a wave of criticism over delays in the disclosure of information about two alleged serial crimes.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Police silence a cause for concern

The delay of a week in alerting the public to random knife attacks by an unidentified assailant in one of our city's most densely populated districts has raised concerns in the community. Earlier this month, at least four passers-by were stabbed by a man suspected of suffering mental illness within an 11-hour period in Tseung Kwan O.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Refugee claims police abuse in anti-triad raid

A West African asylum seeker claims he was physically and verbally abused by police after being caught up in an anti-triad swoop while out jogging last month.

Aliou Diallo, from Guinea, was one of 57 people arrested 10 days ago near a soccer pitch at the To Kwa Wan Recreation Ground as police hunted for a senior Pakistani enforcer for the Sun Yee On triad.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Keeping a secret

Has Beijing officially recognised the work of WikiLeaks?

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Police overreacting to bad language

Frontline police are right to be concerned about the confrontational turn some recent protests have taken. But they are wrong to demand a new law banning foul language.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

No swearing, police say

Police associations are calling for a law to ban foul language against police officers after recent incidents of abuse at two protests.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Police call for law against foul language

Police associations are calling for a law to ban profane language against police officers after two incidents of abuse in recent demonstrations.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Disputes flare in renovation boom

A boom in home renovation amid an improving economy is generating more than just noise.

There has been a surge in complaints to the police about intimidation, extreme debt-collection tactics and sometimes violent disputes.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Decoding the message in America's humdrum cables

The recent release of nearly 1,000 cable dispatches from the US consulate in Hong Kong by WikiLeaks is quite an eye-opener. They covered topics and events both big and small.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'Did police just want to kill my grandson?'

The grandmother of a man who rushed at police with a knife criticised the officers yesterday for firing their guns to subdue him.

Chan Chun-kit, 20, remained in critical condition in hospital last night after surgeons carried out an operation to remove bullet fragments from his body.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am