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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be seen by some as a positive response to the students' demand. They include reflecting local sentiment to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in a report; tapping ... by the state legislature, the students are demanding the impossible. The government, too, should be more proactive in addressing people's aspirations for greater democracy. The protesters have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1622382/protesters-government-should-focus-what-can-be-achieved
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite for prolonged campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unite to defeat Islamic State The barbarous extremists of Islamic State pose a threat to the Middle East and, potentially, the world. US President Barack Obama is right, ... to defeat the menace. Obama's strategy relies on a multi-faceted response. Air strikes over Iraq will be stepped up and extended to Islamic State's base in Syria, and 475 more US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590465/world-must-unite-prolonged-campaign-defeat-islamic-state
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

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

    ... security is the most likely grounds for rejection of deals. That was the reason the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation's bid to acquire California energy firm Unocal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620143/us-and-china-must-keep-politics-out-business
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

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

    ... so far. That leaves the United States as one of the few bright spots, alongside the British economy, which the IMF praises for its steady recovery. But while it is still the world's ... protests. There is, understandably, much navel-gazing in our city these days. But we need to raise our heads to scan the horizon for impending dangers. The city needs to prepare for a potential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612280/poor-economic-signals-add-sense-danger-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Democracy on trial in Indonesia after decision to scrap some local elections

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to high office of state, with all its taxpayer-funded perks and privileges. An example is Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo, a former furniture exporter who rose to power through the local ... provincial governors and district heads across the vast archipelago of about 250 million people- and instead hand power to local parliaments to pick them. This effectively strengthens the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1609694/democracy-trial-indonesia-after-decision-scrap-some-local
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Halting the tide of online violence

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

    ... stomach-churning kind. The Middle East extremist group Islamic State features prominently, its videos of executions of Westerners captured in Iraq and Syria being posted to gain followers and incite fear. ... determined to be inappropriate, but each has a different approach. Social media firms tend to be less intrusive, letting users freely express opinions and share photos. But Islamic State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616535/halting-tide-online-violence
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Campus tolerance vital for Confucius institutes

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... America of the motives behind the state-sponsored institutes. In Canada, the Toronto District School Board on October 1 severed ties, following on the heels of McMaster University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1615338/campus-tolerance-vital-confucius-institutes-spread-message
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... involving religion and internet terrorism". With Nato and the US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this year, there is every need for closer co-operation. Militants from Islamic State, fighting for a Muslim caliphate across northern Syria and Iraq, also pose a threat; Asia has been a stated future target and terror plots have already been uncovered in Indonesia and Malaysia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595600/expanded-shanghai-co-operation-organisation-will-boost
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and in the United States for spitting on carpets in hotels and casinos. Tour groups have a reputation for being loud, pushy and unruly- not unusual on the mainland, but considered bad manners in many other ... The government already advises those heading overseas on how to behave, but while the message gets through to the majority, there are still a few who do not pay attention. It is also a reality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1597604/chinese-will-develop-better-travel-etiquette-time
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia must come up with a more humane plan to deal with boat people

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... people" would not be settled in Australia, by transiting them indefinitely in grim holding camps in Papua New Guinea and in the Pacific island state of Nauru, the government has negotiated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1610140/australia-must-come-more-humane-plan-deal-boat-people

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