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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The local heroes who set an example for us all

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there are still good stories to tell. Recently, traditional and new media have been awash with depressing news, giving an incomplete picture of our city. For the second year, the South China Morning Post ... the qualities that define the city's character- generosity, perseverance, benevolence, resourcefulness and versatility. Commendations for these unsung heroes aside, we can all ask ourselves what we ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep politics out of business A Chinese company buying an American hotel should not raise eyebrows. But the hotel being bought by the Anbang Insurance Group is New York's famed Waldorf Astoria, a landmark that is the home to the US ambassador to the United Nations and hosts the president and senior officials when they visit the city. Such patronage has ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... generally understood. The University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index has for six years been collating data to track the health and financial costs of air pollution to our city ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No more delays to competition law

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial No more delays tocompetition law Hong Kong likes to consider itself as having the world's best business environment- a free flow of information, an efficient government, few institutional barriers, and an affordable manpower supply. While the city is largely considered business-friendly, fair competition is another matter. Questionable practices that put ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Disruption must not spread to Legco

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to governance and people's livelihoods would be no less severe than those caused by street protests. It is in the city's interest for the government and Legco to get back to normal business ... impossible if the pan-democrats push ahead with the so-called non-cooperation campaign. The city cannot afford to stand still. As the government machinery switches back to normal operation, so should ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... crisis. While the city tries to recover from the shock of police tear gas and bloody clashes, economists predict slower growth for the world economy, including Hong Kong's. The International ... at the local Hang Seng Bank forecast slowing economic growth in the city for the next five years. Our economy is expected to expand by just 3.3 per cent a year between 2015 and 2020- down from ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Purchase of foreign properties by Chinese is investment, not invasion

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the building. World leaders stay there when in the city, the presidents of China and the US among them; legendary entertainers like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra made it their home. But the buy ... It was the third recent prominent real estate deal by a Chinese company in New York. Last year, Fosun International bought another city landmark, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and Zhang Xin, the billionaire ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relax labour laws to help city The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch ... And that does not count those who go to work in Macau as unregistered daily commuters. To be sure, the figure is a drop in the bucket of the 200,000-odd qualified workers in this city's building ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make full use of Jockey Club experts to solve sport stadiums' turf problems

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... year featuring appearances by Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, which did nothing for Hong Kong's claim to be "Asia's world city". It was marred by an unstable ... over unaccountably in seemingly ideal conditions. The stadium pitch has been controversial almost since the venue reopened in 1994. The city is ideally placed to be an Asian sporting hub. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... but it is on the demonstration-blocked thoroughfares in critical parts of the city that attention is focused. Tens of thousands more people will join as the day progresses, raising the temperature of discontent. ... government has made clear that neither is negotiable. It is not in Hong Kong's interest that the stalemate continues; as city authorities said yesterday, the disruption to lives and livelihoods ...




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