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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rail diplomacy has huge potential for the nation and allies

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... today. More than a century after Chinese labourers built the railways that opened up North America, China has reached the top of the value chain with a vision of opening up, and ultimately ... North America and Southeast Asia, and across South America and Africa. These are all practicable. In the space of five years, China has become a world leader in the technology, amid hotly ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Ferguson exposes US policy failings The force used by US police to quell riots in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson creates eye-catching images. But the story is less about an oversized hammer being used against a nail than that five decades after the civil rights movement triumphed and with a black man in the White House, much still needs to change in America. Racial ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

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

    ... offers an opportunity to strengthen ties on the continent that will reap benefits for China. Germany's trust in the US has been eroded by allegations that America's National Security ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Soccer-mad Asia falls short again in World Cup

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

    ... wizards of Europe and South America. In that sense it is lamentable. But it has always been more or less so. This year four teams from the Asian qualifying region- Japan, South Korea, Australia ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chavez's passing is opportunity to restore democratic institutions

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... a legion of adoring fans across Latin America. But his controversial policies and divisive rule have left the nation in a sorry state, its politics deeply divided, its economy in a shambles and its ... America. But the destruction of democratic institutions, dismantling of free markets and often-erratic policy incurred a heavy social and economic cost. Crime has soared, inflation is running over ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's railway vision has its limits

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Railway vision has its limits The word for China in Chinese means "middle kingdom", so it is understandable that the nation thinks of itself as being at the centre of the world. That, in part, explains ambitious proposals to build high-speed railway lines to Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. The trains would bring reliable and economical connectivity ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Max Baucus a safe pair of hands as US ambassador to China

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of today's Washington. That the nominee, Senator Max Baucus, is to be America's new man in Beijing makes it more interesting. A veteran lawmaker who is used to being the one to vet ... been his party's leading voice on trade policy, was active in America's support for Chinese membership of the World Trade Organisation, and has cemented ties with China through ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Extreme heat and cold muddy scientists' climate change message

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:53pm by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Seeking clarityin climate change A record-breaking chill sweeping North America this week that was so cold a zoo in Chicago had to put its polar bear indoors has prompted ... at least 21 people and disrupted hundreds of flights across North America was; a rare phenomenon known as a polar vortex that for several days brought frigid air from the Arctic. Most climate ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the US, 'tea party' defeats bring rays of hope

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 04:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial 'Tea party' defeats bring rays of hope You may not know where Trenton is, but the news from the capital of the state of New Jersey last week was the best to come out of America for some time. An electoral comeback shows moderate Republican Party members are far from a spent force. In fact, one of them could become the next occupant of the White House, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US now needs to mend diplomatic fences

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

    ... intelligence gains have to be weighed against the risk of damage to the essence of good relations- trust. It lends weight to concerns in America and abroad about the need for constraints ...




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