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Spread of democracy

Every country may deserve democracy, but should it always be a priority or should the pace of its introduction depend on progress on economic and other fronts? What do you think? Share your views: write to us.

Monday, 8 September, 2003, 12:00am

On the road with Unicef

Mud houses, raggedy-clothed and shoeless children and flies, flies and more flies. These are some of the images and memories from my trip to Puge County - one of the poorest rural areas in Sichuan province.

But above all, what took me by surprise the most was how unbeaten the villagers were - it was an eye-opening experience.

1 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Expat peace group tentatively reaches out to wary citizens

China's only visible anti-war movement is seeking official support for projects ranging from protests to a death-toll counter in a public place.

Beijing Peace Action, whose 70 members come from six countries, hopes more Chinese will eventually join.

But many see it as too risky, even though the government has condemned the war.

26 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


I am writing in response to the letter from John Jones headlined 'UN is virtually powerless without active American support' (South China Morning Post, February 4).

11 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

PLA to join UN Congo peace mission

Mainland military engineers and medical staff will join United Nations peace-keeping forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Beijing announced yesterday.

25 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Star shines spotlight on health of Tibetan children

Canto-pop star Gigi Leung Wing-kei's week-long trip last month to remote areas of Tibet will be aired on TVB Jade at 8.30pm on September 22.

The programme, titled Gigi Leung's Field Visit To Tibet, is aimed at raising public awareness about the health conditions of children living on the mainland.

4 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Hebei to get Asia's largest peace officer facility

China is to build Asia's largest peacekeeping police training centre in Hebei province.

Xinhua says the centre will cost about 160 million yuan (HK$150 million) and be able to accommodate 250 officers, with 50 places made available to foreign police officers.

21 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Poor behaviour

THEY WERE picked for their history of voluntary work, and selected after submitting essays and attending interviews. Yet some of the 28 teenagers chosen for the Unicef Young Envoys 2002 scheme acted like selfish brats while visiting a village on the mainland to learn about a poverty relief programme.

15 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Global needs must come first

The International Criminal Court's credibility has been eroded within weeks of its establishment and even before it begins work. By giving way to the demands of the United States, the United Nations has undermined the court and damaged its own credibility.

14 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

English proves a selling point

A mini-bazaar helped to boost students' interest in English while raising funds for charity.

The English Society of STFA Lee Shau Kee College, with the help of the school's parent-teacher association, organised the event with the aim of raising money for the United Nations Children's Education Fund (Unicef).

20 Feb 2002 - 12:00am