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  • Sep 1, 2014
  • Updated: 4:23pm


Man beaten for aiding Falun Gong

Political parties have asked the police to speed up an investigation into a violent attack on a man who says he was repeatedly bashed after an altercation with people believed to be supporters of a pro-establishment group.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am

Social order officers' violence hits home

Stories about chengguan - officers employed by city urban administrative and law enforcement bureaus - beating up street vendors are nothing new, but when a video showing one in Yanan , Shaanxi , stamping on a vendor's head was circulated online last week, it sparked surprise and anger.

18 Jul 2013 - 2:59pm 1 comment

'Beaten villagers' claim sparks clashes in village destined for demolition

Villagers from Xian village, the last urban village in central Guangzhou which is now being demolished, yesterday tore down walls erected by developers after a four-hour stand-off with about 200 police.

24 May 2013 - 5:32am 1 comment

Decapitation and stabbings lead to calls for action to tackle student violence in China

A spate of incidents including a decapitation in schools in the past month has prompted calls for more attention to be paid to moral education. On April 21, a 19-year-old vocational school student in Fuping county, Shaanxi, was stabbed seven times in the lower back and legs by three schoolmates because he was swaggering. He required 25 stitches. 

21 May 2013 - 11:25am 1 comment

Protect referees by hitting clubs where it hurts

No one is bigger than the club. This commonly espoused mantra is easy to comprehend yet individuals with massive egos and an overdeveloped sense of grandeur do not get it. They are the ones who take the law into their own hands and as a result people have died.

17 May 2013 - 3:32am

UN must act to stop human rights abuses in Myanmar

Last week generated three important perspectives on Myanmar's evolving relationship with the wider world. In Brussels, the European Union lifted all sanctions apart from an export ban on arms. In New York, the International Crisis Group honoured President Thein Sein with its top peace award.

1 May 2013 - 2:32am

Hooligans run riot at top European soccer fixtures

Tear gas, stun grenades and knuckle-dusters provided a grim, bloody backdrop as hooliganism returned to haunt Europe's top leagues at the weekend.

From London's showpiece Wembley Stadium to Munich's glittering Allianz Arena and at the 2004 Olympic Stadium in Athens, fans fought hit-and-run battles with riot police.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Two plead not guilty to beating SCMP photographer

Two men charged with beating a South China Morning Post photographer pleaded not guilty in Fanling Court yesterday. Cheng Shing-wing and Li Hak, both aged 51, each face a charge of common assault and will return to court on May 3 and May 6.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:30am

Video games linked to violence in teens: US study

A strong link between playing violent video games and delinquency and violent behaviour in young people has been established by an American study. However, experts in Hong Kong said yesterday that it could be a different case here, with triad culture having more influence on criminal tendencies than computer games.

29 Mar 2013 - 4:03am

Cheers as passenger attacks air crew

Violent attacks on cabin crew during flights between Hong Kong and the mainland are becoming so common they often go unreported, it has emerged.

The threat posed by unruly passengers and a mob mentality was highlighted on Thursday, after a physical and verbal attack on a flight attendant was loudly cheered and applauded by others on board.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:50am 13 comments