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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

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

    Genuine will needed for legal reform in China

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the problem of judicial errors, the role of lawyers in litigation will be enhanced. This includes protecting their right to cross-examine a witness. That it has taken so long for China to come up ... People's Court are the fundamentals of a judicial system. Belated as it is, the overhaul is a step in the right direction. This is just part of a long crusade, though. The past decades have seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557328/genuine-will-needed-legal-reform-china
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rights lawyers play vital role Civil rights lawyers should be highly valued by mainland authorities. Their work helps ease grievances and calms dissent. Yet restrictions, ... accountability and transparency while there is such suppression. Rights advocates have warned of a stepped-up crackdown after the arrest this month of prominent lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. He is among a number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537853/civil-rights-lawyers-have-vital-role-play-china
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public still needs to be convinced on right power option for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Doubts on power must be resolved The public consultation on energy supply has generated heated debate in the community. That it has netted more than 10,000 submissions over a span of three months underlines people's interest in the sub ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535779/public-still-needs-be-convinced-right-power-option-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... what he outlined has the right approach of attracting foreign investment and building much-needed infrastructure. He promised hi-tech cities, industrial corridors, power stations and ports. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556752/india-takes-sensible-first-step-towards-economic-reform
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the proposed change may put some 200 premises out of business, it is the right thing to do to enhance safety and compliance. Given the importance of tourism in our economy, the reform deserves public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555506/proposals-welcome-step-closing-illegal-guest-houses
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After the Snowden affair, our basic rights still need safeguarding

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Risk to our rights after Snowden A year ago this week US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the source of explosive revelations about Washington's collection of private phone records, e-mails and internet data at home and abroad, broke cover in Hong Kong and gave an exclusive interview to the South China Morning Post. Snowden's disclosures destroyed any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531173/after-snowden-affair-our-basic-rights-still-need
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... speaks out in support of democracy and is no friend of Beijing. Throughout his term as cardinal of Hong Kong he criticised the government as he saw fit, especially on rights issues. Nor has ... for a devout member of a church as a politician. Preachers have the same right to vote and comment on political matters as any citizen; it is called free speech. But the prominence of religion means ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

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

    ... A study by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, admittedly seven years old, found 70 per cent of Chinese did not know this. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549922/education-can-help-cut-chinas-demand-ivory
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with drones and expressed concern that rights need to be better protected. The Civil Aviation Department is monitoring a global study. Regulation is tricky given that the government is increasingly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552895/drone-invasion-needs-regulation

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