As promised in the lecture, this document (password: jmsc) contains two articles from the Standard and the South China Morning Post on Wang Guangya’s comment on Article 23.
You need to read both articles and discus in the tutorial:
- where the difference comes from
- what should have been done
And here’s the case study you need to discuss in tutorial as well:
Event: Open Day carnival at Sha Tin racecourse (3 October 2004)
Details: It was meant to be a family event to celebrate the National Day. Children under 18 were allowed to be in the racecourse and walk around the area except near the betting windows.
Your reporter who went there says there were games stalls and performances. Financial Secretary Henry Tang was also there with his children and relatives.
Jockey Club says the event attracted about 48,000 adults and more than 7,000 children; and the Executive Director said the event was a great success.
Anti-gambling groups, on the other hand, criticized the event, saying that it encouraged gambling among minors.
Gambling Watch spokesman said children could ask the adults to make a bet. Jockey Club said no one under 18 could bet. Home Affairs Secretary Patrick Ho defended the Club.
Your tutorial group as a whole needs to:
- decide which photo to put on the front page
- write a headline for the article