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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Balloon tragedy holds painful lessons

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in 2009 that injured 16 people, there can be no resumption until an investigation and review of safety standards has been conducted. Egypt is an ancient land, but one that is also struggling ... SCMP Editorial Painful lessons from tragedy Few of us can imagine the horror and disbelief of the tourists, nine from Hong Kong, caught up in the hot-air balloon disaster in Egypt ...

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    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are worried that they are the next targets. ISIL has not indicated such an intention, but the Levant, the state it wants to create stretching from southern Turkey to Egypt, comprises Cyprus, Israel, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Should public libraries pay royalties?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Should libraries pay royalties? The library is one of mankind's greatest institutions. Passed down from ancient civilisations, it is as much a treasury of knowledge and culture as a platform for education, leisure and information. Its success owes much to building up a rich collection of works made available for free public use. In Hong Kong, libraries ...

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    The challenge of Egypt's future

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rights and freedoms. There are ironies aplenty. Mursi was Egypt's first democratically elected president and was removed by demonstrations that were as big as those that led to the military ... turning around Egypt's broken economy a priority among them. People the world over have high expectations of their governments and are impatient for change. It was unreasonable to expect ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Limits of Arab Spring laid bare

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Arab spring's limits laid bare Egypt's military stole the country's democracy when it overthrew democratically elected president Mohammed Mursi in a coup last ... uprisings. For most, euphoria has been replaced by disappointment, instability and uncertainty. The movements that toppled autocratic leaders have largely foundered, as in Egypt, exacerbating ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's moon dreams will serve humanity

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Moon dreams serve humanity Chinese have dreamed of travelling to the moon since ancient times. In a mere nine days- science, technology and fortunes pending- that desire will move a tantalising step closer with the soft landing on the lunar surface of the Chang'e-3 probe. At that moment, there will be an immense sense of national achievement, but the mission ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Anti-chemical weapons group was right choice for Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... needed. Among countries with remaining large stockpiles are the US and Russia. Although Syria on Monday acceded to the convention, six nations- Angola, Egypt, Israel, Myanmar, North Korea ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Obama, Mursi, must seize chance for Gaza peace

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... for a ceasefire. Military force will never resolve the troubles between Israelis and Palestinians. Yet Hamas, the Islamist group in charge in Gaza that is an offshoot of Egypt's ruling Muslim ... and Tel Aviv will result only in greater grief and hatred, not a solution. Egypt sent its prime minister to Gaza on Friday as a token gesture, and there have been the usual calls for a truce from ...

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    Grievances help strengthen the law

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Grievances help strengthen law Barely a day goes by in China without citizens taking their grievances to the state petition office in Beijing. The system dates back to ancient times when people aggrieved by injustice or maladministration at the local level would make their way to the imperial court for redress. Centuries have passed but the practice continues. ...

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    Obama's visit restores hope

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Obama's visit restores hope Bringing peace to the Middle East was US President Barack Obama's stated foreign policy aim after he took office four years ago. A landmark speech in Egypt in which he reached out to the Islamic world raised hopes of harmony for Israelis and Palestinians. But the impetus quickly fizzled out, there was no significant follow-up ...




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