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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep up the war on trafficking Trafficking of people for the sex trade or forced labour is a serious violation of human rights that attracts heavy penalties under Hong ... helpers. Human rights advocates say existing laws tend to focus on prostitution rather than forced labour. The fact that most employers behave decently is no excuse to give a free pass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing needs to catch up on promoting human rights

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On rights, Beijing still catching up China's commitment to human rights is arguably no different from other nations', at least in writing. In its recent report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, it renewed pledges to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establish a robust system of safeguards and maintain dialogue with foreign countries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1345630/beijing-needs-catch-promoting-human-rights
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a test has aroused strong opposition, particularly from lawyers, social workers and human-rights groups, over rights and privacy issues. Another concern was that it might make addicts more ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law Society chief was right to quit As soon as a vote of no confidence in the Law Society chief was passed, it became clear that Ambrose Lam San-keung had no alternative but to leave the helm. After days of speculation, the embattled president stepped down yesterday with immediate effect. Resignation is the right response. The vote by the city's solicitors last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577256/law-society-chief-ambrose-lam-was-right-stand-down
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family ties can only take a leader so far

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is reform-minded and determined to move his country forward. There is no guarantee of success, but with the right attitude and a sense of duty rather than entitlement, there is every chance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592661/family-ties-can-only-take-leader-so-far
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite for prolonged campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unite to defeat Islamic State The barbarous extremists of Islamic State pose a threat to the Middle East and, potentially, the world. US President Barack Obama is right, on the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on his country by al-Qaeda, to want to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the even more brutal group that has seized large swathes of northern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590465/world-must-unite-prolonged-campaign-defeat-islamic-state
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is part of any negotiation. Property owners have every right to maximise their gains. But they have to be realistic at the same time. If the majority is happy with the authority's offer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590468/speeding-urban-renewal-public-interest
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Plans for new marine parks are to be welcomed

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is to be hoped that they can help minimise the damage caused by human and economic development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586791/plans-new-marine-parks-are-be-welcomed
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Party affiliation would help chief executive

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to put the right electoral model in place, we should not overlook the need to reform the system of governance. Lifting the ban on the chief executive's ability to be affiliated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587350/chief-executive-could-govern-better-if-affiliated-political
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must start to build consensus, rather than go it alone

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Abe must start to build consensus A leader who governs through ideology rather than for the common good is bound to run into trouble. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has done just that with his right-wing nationalist agenda that has upset China and South Korea, divided public opinion and caused a plunge in the government's approval ratings. The first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586787/shinzo-abe-must-start-build-consensus-rather-go-it-alone

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