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Religion

A world of schools to choose from

Britain

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

A little faith in faith could help heal society's troubles

Marx decried religion as the 'opium of the people'. The current position of the Chinese Communist Party is more ambivalent; indeed, some argue China's leaders see an appeal in the sedative effects of religion.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Keeper of memories

'The Holocaust cannot be compared to anything. Anything,' declares Rabbi Israel Meir Lau. Clad in the Orthodox Jew's trademark black suit, hat and luxuriant beard, he directs a penetrating gaze at me to emphasise the point.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A big iron fist against them all

News

It must be a conspiracy. Perhaps engineers working for the banned religious group Falun Gong hacked into the computer system of the Shanghai Composite Index.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bank chief linked to loan sharking

The president of the Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC), who has been taken into custody on suspicion of having committed economic crimes, is found to have been involved in illegal fund-raising activities as well.

The revelation is a fresh sign that lax supervision had made the lender vulnerable to irregularities.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Another banking chief in custody

In yet another embarrassing scandal involving the mainland's banking system, Tao Liming, president of the Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC), was taken into custody on suspicion of having committed economic crimes.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province

Yu Jiulin, Lu Jia and Zhu Yingyuan star in The Story of the West Chamber (Southern Qu), Jun 15; Shen Fengying (far left) and Zhou Xuefeng star in The Palace of Eternal Life, Jun 16; and Wang Shiyu, Wang Fang, Zhang Shizheng, Tao Hongzhen and others perform Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations (from The Pavilion of Chanting in the Wind), The Shock of an Ugly Face (from The Mistake Caused by a Ki

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Believer in classics for the young

In 2003, Meng Danmei started an old-fashioned private school that focused on reading and studying classic works of literature. Established in Shenzhen, the school - called a sishu - is Meng's answer to what she and other like-minded people believe is a problem with education on the mainland.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Don't treat us like robots

I am writing in response to the letter 'Music should make way for study time' (Young Post, May 8). The writer argues that music lessons should be removed from the senior forms to let students focus on their studies and HKDSE exams. I disagree.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am