» 09/12/2011, 00.00
A changing China shows no respect for the elderly
In China, an elderly man falls, bleeds from the head, but no one stops to help him. The case becomes a cause celebre. Online surveys indicate that most people would not help for fear of false accusations and blackmail. China’s ancient ethics once extolled respect for family and the elderly.
Labour relations lawsuits skyrocketing in China
Last year saw more than 300,000 labour disputes go to court, a 20.5 per cent rise over the previous year. China's untamed economic boom is the main culprit and the trend constitutes a great danger to the country.
Melamine-tainted milk a “good thing”
Company officials say scandal enabled them to “improve the quality” of their products. Judges reject lawsuits for damages filed by parents with children now suffering from kidney problems. In Japan melamine-laced egg powder is found.
Another child dies from melamine-contaminated milk
The official number of victims rises to 7, but there are suspicions about the health authorities, who are refusing to conduct autopsies on the dead children. Families are being prevented from speaking with the press.
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Qufu: church construction on hold because it would overshadow Confucius
The construction of a Protestant church continues to be controversial in the philosopher’s hometown. Some Confucian scholars openly opposed the project five years ago. Now the issue is back in the news. The building itself is still in planning stage. Locally, religions co-existed for centuries.
Beijing launches another salvo against Nobel Committee
After some diplomatic arm-twisting to keep as many international representatives away from Liu Xiaobo’s award ceremony, set for tomorrow in Oslo, the Chinese government is pulling no punches in its media for a last-ditch attack, claiming Liu’s supporters hate China. It also pops up its own Confucius Prize for Peace, giving it to Lien Chan, the Kuomintang’s honorary chairman in Taiwan.
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