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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for hateful finger-pointing in a truly civil society

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu is troubled by the incivility on display of late in Hong Kong, which has less to do with a peeing toddler than the reactions to it Uncivil society The call of nature has ... misconstrued as condoning unlawful, unhygienic and inconsiderate behaviour in public. Must we tolerate the intolerant? John Rawls, in A Theory of Justice, concludes that a just society must tolerate ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

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

    ... no place in a civilised society. While the commission's suggestion is worth supporting in principle, it has far-reaching implications for existing public policies, such as eligibility ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says society here is more cohesive despite recent friction What Thailand's deep divisions can teach HK I closely follow events in Thailand in the news ... at play. Thailand is a very traditional and hierarchical society. Many in the establishment see Thaksin's style in delivering populist policies as disrespectful to the monarchy, which plays ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xu Caihou case shows Chinese leaders must clean up the military

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says the corruption case of PLA general Xu Caihou must be only one milestone in a wider and more sustained crackdown Chinese leaders need to keep their foot on the pedal ... level of transparency on the PLA's part. In fact, it's possible to reconstruct how the Chinese military has conducted its recent crackdown on corruption. From December 10 last year ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for impartial election advice from Bar and Law Society

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... between the Bar Association and the Law Society has generated more heat than light. Many people might have hoped to receive impartial expert opinions. As it turns out, not only do the two bodies ... as public nomination. In his rebuttal, Law Society president Ambrose Lam San-keung- who represents solicitors- said the Bar was pandering to political pressure by backtracking on its previous ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put Chinese 'medicinal' products to the test, for sake of rare species

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:12pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton says our youth must be taught to question old beliefs Chinese medicinal folk tales endanger world's pangolins The recent news that three tonnes ... a chance. For the record, pangolin scales, according to a website on Chinese medicine, are considered salty and cool. These scales promote menstruation and lactation, reduce swelling and are good ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 08:41am by Ian Young

    ... of mainland Chinese tourists? Will Sasa stores and milk-powder outlets line Robson Street? Or is there a better way to satisfy the influx, while remaining true to the attractions that brought them ... “It used to be all men, in black suits, [arriving] in buses. That’s the truth,” chuckles O’Neil, 54, whose accent betrays him as a native Quebecer. Now, rising numbers of his Chinese ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China is moving backwards in society's quest for freer media

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:52pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says sale of a stake in Beijing News to propaganda officials caps years of backsliding China is moving backwards in society's quest for a freer, more open media Is our society moving with the times? This abstract but important question was the preoccupation of our generation of Chinese journalists. We believed its answer would decide the value of our ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    You people from X are all so Y: The challenge of localising Chinese comedy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:01pm by Jesse Appell

    ... a creative industrial park? As it turns out, rural Chinese governmental officials love being told by foreigners that they have fantastic infrastructure. This sounds like a bizarre fetish, ... of China is a blog that aims to share the topics and themes that make Chinese audiences laugh. Its creator is Jesse Appell, an intercultural comedian who performs Chinese-language comedy all around ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMIC POLICY

    China has yet to walk the talk on economic reform

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:41am by Derek Scissors

    ... dismiss Chinese national income accounting as "man-made", he demanded reform like "cutting a wrist". He thereby provided the context in which to understand the endless ...




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