What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2011, 12:00am


Should Hong Kong's water tariffs, which have remained the same since 1995, be raised?

Kevin Choi - I think that the tariff system should be changed. People who use more water should be charged at a higher price per litre than people who use less water. I believe that this can solve the problem of people using too much water.

Sam Ho - I don't think it is appropriate now to talk about raising water charges. With soaring inflation, doing so would only cause even more public grievances.

Ela Sashimi - What is water used for? Washing and cleaning. More expensive water and you can well expect worse hygiene and hygiene here is bad enough. Take economics out of the equation or you wouldn't be able to flush those toilets in the IFC Centre.

Yi Long - If it's free for the poor, it will just mean they will start wasting water as well. There's nothing wrong with the current system.

The mainland continues to be a difficult place for small, private enterprises to do business:

Letitia Wong - Undoubtedly, it's not easy to do biz in China. There is no rule of law there, no transparency. If you run into trouble, no authority can help address your situation. What a laughing stock, China is going to rule the world. Maybe in a million years' time!

Keith Timothy Jones - It's good to do business, but to set up a business, that's a different story.

On the toddler in Foshan who was knocked down and ignored by passers-by:

Davood Jalili - This is humanity at its lowest.

Phelim Lonso - The death of a poor child because of the death of morals.

Charles Henning - You can't drive away 'cold heartedness' until there are laws in place protecting those that come to the aid of people in emergency situations.