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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. ... are not to be ignored. The question is how to minimise the impact without holding back development. This is what the Airport Authority is doing. In a renewed attempt to meet the standards laid down by the law, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Are taxis in Discovery Bay the thin end of the wedge for residents?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But development is an irresistible force in Hong Kong, even if it is sometimes debatable whether it represents progress. The construction of a new airport led to the building of a tunnel linking Discovery Bay with the North Lantau Highway and bus services to the airport, Tung Chung and Sunny Bay. That, arguably, was progress to a community that makes more use of the airport than most. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Can Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports co-ordinate for mutual gain?

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Happy landing for two airports? Building a state-of-the-art airport terminal in one of the world's fastest-growing economies is a challenge. The new one in Shenzhen, ... overnight. Some passengers missed their flights, blaming confusing flight schedules and information. But compared with the turbulence experienced during the Hong Kong airport relocation 15 years ago, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US does more harm than good with military intervention on foreign soil

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is largely fulfilled, an offshoot of the group is stepping up attacks in neighbouring Pakistan. A brazen assault on Karachi's international airport last Sunday left 28 people dead. Peace talks ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Airport logjams a serious concern

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Airport logjams a serious concern Anecdotal evidence of airport and airline delays abounds. But some solid data might surprise all but seasoned travellers. According to FlightStats, a popular US-based provider of data on air travel, Beijing and Shanghai rank at the bottom of 35 major international airports surveyed for flight delays and cancellations. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Property slump will test Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for future growth, such as health services, education, ports, airports, highways and subways. Further weakness in the property market will test Beijing's resolve. It should be stiffened ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mainland China public crying out for justice

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Public crying out for justice The flaws of justice on the mainland have long been driving those with unresolved grievances to desperate measures. Of late, though, the desperation has been pushing people in a disturbing direction. A wheelchair-bound man who set off a bomb at Beijing Capital International Airport earlier this month was not the most audacious effort, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to sports, Hong Kong is losing race to Singapore

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the hub is set to be a new landmark for both the local and international sports community. It is a shame that our proposed HK$40 billion sports complex at the former airport in Kai Tak is still ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    This time it looks like Beijing is serious about tackling smog

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... taken by lung cancer has risen by a factor of five in just three decades. The forced closure of offices, schools, roads and airports is harming business, education and tourism. Worthy ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumers should use the right channels to air grievances

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... passengers on the mainland took it further when they stormed on to the runway following a 16-hour flight delay at the Pudong airport in Shanghai. However unhappy the experience, it's no excuse ...




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