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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Qingdao blast another example of safety lesson learned after disaster

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Another disaster, another lesson Two weeks after a fatal blast ripped up the eastern port of Qingdao, it has become increasingly clear that this was a man-made disaster ... with urbanisation. After every disaster, authorities must reflect whether lessons of the past have been learned, and pursue that question through an open and transparent inquiry into every aspect of it. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Regulator made the right call in spurning Alibaba

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Stock Exchange and Nasdaq have said all along that they are ready to meet Alibaba's demand. The Hong Kong exchange and its regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission, made the right ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to consolidate its image by offering visitors the highest standard of service. Sadly, the notorious "forced shopping"- compelling tourists to shop to make up for cheap package tours- has made ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New rules will help keep beauty treatments safe

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and treatments. The public deserves more protection than a business certificate. Health minister Ko Wing-man has promised that guidelines under the Medical Registration Ordinance will permit only doctors ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Schools or homes, it's a tough choice Even the supposed havens from development, our country parks, are not safe from the probing search to identify land to meet Hong Kong's future housing needs. So when it comes to a prime vacant site among the universities, schools and kindergartens in the upscale residential area of Kowloon Tong, only a brave man would bet ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for short- and long-term strategies to address the challenge is evident. It is good that some progress has been made. To fast-track the importation of labour for public works projects, the Labour ... for bar-bending workers and 25 other types of job. While approvals will continue to be jointly made by employer and worker representatives of the board, the process is to be shortened from about eight ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compromise best way forward in march towards universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... lawmakers is a step closer to reality. The breakthrough follows a series of goodwill gestures made by the central government. This includes setting aside half a day for discussing political reforms with senior mainland officials. In response, most pan-democrats have agreed to take part. If the trip is meant to pave the way for dialogue over reform, both sides appear to have made a good start. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Michelle Obama's China trip a success

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... needed to bring greater goodwill to the complex Sino-US relationship. The White House made clear before the three-city visit that sensitive topics like human rights would be avoided. Instead, ... Obama on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in The Hague on Monday. Such warmth was absent when Michelle Obama's predecessors, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, made solo trips ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Turkish PM Erdogan has no right to stifle social media

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid to block Twitter has made him seem foolish. Erdogan needs a strong show of support for his party in municipal elections on Sunday to keep alive hopes ... made to close YouTube and Facebook. An administrative court on Wednesday ordered a lifting of the block, although authorities have 30 days to appeal; Twitter has also filed a challenge. ...

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    China and US slowly building trust between militaries

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... army's chief of staff, General Raymond Odierno, and his Chinese counterparts made that plain during talks in Beijing that laid the groundwork for the deal. Details will be finalised when US ... humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercises in Hawaii, the first time they had set foot on American soil. PLA Navy participation for the first time this summer in the Rim of the Pacific ...




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