What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 3:39am


On the suggestion that private developers could be enlisted to help build affordable public flats:

Law Hin Lau - What is the use of building so many houses if in the meantime the government accepts so many mainland immigrants every day. It is just like filling the tank without plugging the holes.

Yi Long - As long as it puts thousands of people in good-quality affordable housing, it's an improvement to the current situation, and I'd rather see those property tycoons build these public flats that benefit the lower/middle-class income families, instead of building stuff that only benefits a select few rich people.

Anthony Lu - Is it a good idea? Yes it was proven to be so before but in these complicated times, how do you implement it now?


On China's opposition to any strike against Syria by the US:

Lawrence Cheung - It's a strange old world. China's stance is driven by interests and Obama's by principles. But countries seem much more easily to take positions for or against military intervention by interests than by principles.

Sing Mo Mak - President Barack Obama said only limited military intervention in Syria. I believe that it is a stance that is seen as hypocritical to people in the world. He has made a rash promise. With this in mind, no war can be won without landing troops.

Patrick Shu Wing Lee - Let the people of Syria solve their own problems.


On survey which shows Hongkongers think high incomes and property ownership define someone as middle class:

Karen Hartman Brown - What defines us is how we treat others. We came into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. It is so sad how so many people in Hong Kong think wealth defines us. So many are missing the point. Very sad.