What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 January, 2014, 4:01am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 January, 2014, 6:06am

On Legco president's call for Hong Kong to have more high-quality think tanks to address long-term issues:

Louis Hui - Hongkongers have never been trained in long-term planning in education and family education. It is all money-driven.

Cecilie Gamst Berg - Oh yes, another think tank! That will solve everything. And who knows, maybe they can fit in a few "fact-finding missions" to luxury hotels and shopping centres abroad too.

Sean Niem - We don't need any "think tank" to know how to deal with the long-term social issues. We need to take action, immediately. It's bureaucracy and corporation interference preventing the implementation.

Mike Brooks - International city mmmm - 99 per cent Chinese city with foreigners on the periphery. HK needs infusion of international talent. Localisation is a failure and has been ratcheted up to "yokelisation".

Stephanie Chin - The government is not good enough for a quality think tank.


On calls for better protection of foreign domestic helpers:

Yi Long - They're a very valuable part of society, taking care of the elderly and kids, which are some of the most important tasks in any society.

Andrew Hwang - When my parents moved to HK for a few years when I was a child, I remember they hired a Filipino maid. She wasn't mistreated compared to sadly what goes on out there, but she was definitely seen and dealt with as just the lower class help.

Marcin Rutecki - How a mother can live happily knowing that her children are way closer to their "aunties" than they are to the mother herself will always remain beyond my comprehension.

Francis Lo - If a single salary was enough to support a family in Hong Kong, we might not see quite so many families dependent on maids.