What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost
On a pay cut plan for political appointees:
Sam Ho - They enjoy egregiously high salaries while we as ordinary people work to death, only to find that we are still struggling to make ends meet.
Patrick Shu Wing-lee - This should have [been] done a long time ago. Such political appointments have proved to be not value for money but a mockery [of] the accountability system.
Joey Chow - I don't think they should have been hired in the first place, as they were unnecessary positions. It was a waste of money.
Wendy Yap - It is good to save some money and put it to better use.
Ela Sashimi - Didn't some of these yes-men only make around HK$30,000 before landing these jackpot jobs?
On the poor public response to the chief executive election (sub-sector stage):
Benjamin Mackie - Hong Kong has a long way to go before the elections are dominated by razzmatazz, large political rallies, one person-one vote, and more or less open corruption by neo-liberal plutocrats. Today in Hong Kong, elections are meaningless for an old-fashioned 19th century reason: most people can't vote.
Billy Clarke - What's the point of going to vote for people to vote? Seems absurd, like the HK govt.
On Wukan villagers' protests over land grabs and the death of a community leader:
Nicholas Wilkins - Good on them. Possibly the start of a new revolution?
Kelvin Ng - If 7,000 people can be so united under a cause, there must be something in it.
On sea trials of the country's first aircraft carrier:
Bjorn Berg - I wouldn't say China's military is still in its infancy stage. It's certainly not fully matured but I'd say it has progressed further than the infancy stage. And I agree that the PLA is a potent force to control those forces that the Communist Party fears within China. This is similar to how Suharto used Indonesia's armed forces during his reign.