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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Problem of corruption lies with a state economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Public sector contracts are the leading source of corruption, not private firms, as China shows Problem of graft lies with state economy In one of the highest level ... they will. Corruption is the normal state of things for a big state-run economy in which capital allocation is made by fiat decision from the centre. That's just the nature of the way that money ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cool heads needed to get Hong Kong on the right path towards democracy

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... raised by the recent spate of street protests, Hong Kong is not becoming a police state. The city is today known as much for its numerous protests as its tolerance for them. Hong Kong has ... single source, who is reported to have ties with US politicians like Paul Wolfowitz. The donations included some HK$20 million to Joseph Zen Ze-kiun when he was head of the Hong Kong Catholic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    'Subversives' in Hong Kong not a new worry for state leaders

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming's emphasis on national security echoed Deng's warnings 'Subversives' in city not a new worry for state leaders When ... and respect of the current state leaders, including President Xi Jinping. And of course, Zhang was not the first to raise Beijing's concerns that Hong Kong could become a "subversive" ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Umbrella movement heading for an unhappy ending

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn What next for the Occupy movement? We've seen comment that both sides need to find a face-saving way for the protests to end or at least for the streets to be opened up. The students have plenty of face already having surprised everybody ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadians showed quiet kind of courage in face of Ottawa attacks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by Alex Lo

    ... are highly trained, deadly and formidable. While the attack was ongoing, Canadian newscasters reported with calm and measure; no excitable talking heads shouting on television or "experts" speculating about Islamic terrorism. Instead there was the reassuring presence of news anchor Peter Mansbridge on the state-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who is to this generation ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vetocracy gone mad, thanks to obstructive pan-democrats

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Vetocracy gone mad with pan-dems An American friend has recently taught me a new word, vetocracy, to describe the state of US politics. Well, how ironic! We have that in Hong Kong already even though we don't have full democracy. The term, my friend says, refers to how the two main political parties in the United States are so polarised along ideological ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ISLAMIC STATE

    The world must unite in the struggle to defeat Islamic State fanatics

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:31pm by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

    ... Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Islamic State threatens our interdependent world and, despite ... economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognise that we are just as interdependent for our security, as is clear in the current struggle to defeat Islamic State (IS). If we ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Great reform hopes riding on new emerging-market leaders

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... emerging-market leaders What do a former furniture trader, a one-time tea seller, the ex-governor of the State of Mexico and a senator from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais all have in common? ... his reformist credentials by ending state-controlled diesel subsidies and raising natural gas prices. Much more comprehensive reform of the energy sector has already been undertaken ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Reform move for state enterprises runs up against old obstacles

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:55am by Shirley Yam

    ... as well. One day, he received an unexpected tea invitation from Zhu Xiaohua, the then head of China Everbright Group, the powerful conglomerate directly overseen by the State Council. Everbright ... Shirley Yam Absence of a clear policy for pilot programme suggests enterprises will still be subject to party meddling and struggle to attract talent Reform move for state firms runs up ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Regional heads of China's re-education through labour system have heard nothing from Beijing, say state media

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 07:57am by John Kennedy

    ... we're likely not to know for sure before March when Xi Jinping's administration formally takes power. Also today comes the news that heads of the re-education through labour system in at least six regions have told state media there still has been no indication of possible forthcoming changes: The state-run Global Times Tuesday said officials in at least six regions across China ...




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