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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make our city truly inclusive Hong Kong prides itself on being an inclusive city. But this has lately been put to the test when it comes to our neighbours across the border. ... further changes are needed to make Hong Kong a truly inclusive and tolerant city. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... improved ties with the South is a more promising strategy. Such an alliance sends a signal to Abe to set aside his nationalistic ways in favour of dialogue. There is also a message for the US, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

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

    ... of the city's stockpile of seized ivory of more than 30 tonnes. But this has not deterred buyers. Prices paid by workshops and retail outlets in China have soared nearly 300 per cent in four years, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on average could look forward to 40.2 years of good health. However, females of the same age, while expected to live to 84, could look forward to only 38 healthy years. Deng Ying, director of the CDC, links the results to various quality-of-life factors. The city's Hale figure was about 18 years less than average life expectancy, compared with about 10 years in Western countries. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rejection of global shipping cartel a sign of strength

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial No global alliance without China China's regulators have flexed their muscles and sunk a proposed global container-shipping alliance. The plan, led by Denmark's ... Competition regulators at the Ministry of Commerce not unreasonably argued that the alliance, if approved, could lead to price-fixing between some of the world's largest shippers and stifle ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fairer deal needed for retail investors in IPOs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it is time regulators looked after them too. Safeguarding retail investors' interests through a level playing field is fundamental to Hong Kong's status as a global market. The city has ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the unofficial referendum on universal suffrage and the controversy over Beijing's white paper on the city's autonomy, the turnout should not have come as a surprise. What's worth noting, ... that the city's future will be jeopardised if the socio-political environment continues to worsen. Despite simmering anger and grievances, the procession was, by and large, peaceful and orderly. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

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

    ... government and the US State Department, whose annual report on human trafficking has again criticised the city. The latest report identifies Hong Kong as a source territory as well as destination ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make way for cyclists on roads

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in Hong Kong as an alternative form of transport and part of a healthy lifestyle. Apart from being environmentally friendly and good for fitness, bicycles are an inexpensive and convenient way to commute to work and school or run errands. This is especially so in the new Territories; Robertson had moved to Tung Chung for its cycling opportunities. Yet while cities elsewhere are embracing ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

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

    ... SCMP Editorial MPF revamp will restore confidence The need to save for retirement is never too far away in a city like Hong Kong that offers little support. The lack of a universal pension system and steep living costs mean only the well-prepared can enjoy a decent retirement life. Amid the clamour for better protection, a compulsory self-financing scheme came into effect for all ...




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