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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Prime minister at a time of tumult, Gough Whitlam made a difference

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Gough Whitlam made a difference Few political leaders have polarised their nation as much as Australia's Gough Whitlam, sacked as prime minister by the head ... it was the difference he made during three tumultuous years in office, socially, culturally and to Australia's image, that was remembered. For an Asian audience, his legacy is best illustrated by the story ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    A less than representative nominating committee can still be made to serve Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:25pm by Peter Gordon

    ... Peter Gordon Peter Gordon believes the restrictive nomination process can, with some safeguards, deliver an acceptable slate of chief executive candidates Broadly feasible While it is still not certain that a substantive discussion will take place between ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Searching for Umbrella Man

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:28am by Jason Y Ng

    ... this stuff?” “Everything was donated,” the manager said matter-of-factly. “Excuse me,” she apologised, before turning to a delivery man who had just arrived with a load of supplies. A fruit vendor had ... was taught all his life to support was capable of doing such evil things.   Edward found what he had gone to Admiralty to see: Umbrella Man. Created by fine arts students out of scrap wood, ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief Hong Kong citizens were shocked by the disasters on the mainland and in Taiwan in the last few weeks. These included ... Africa and threatens to spread globally via air traffic. Areas having inadequate preparedness against disasters are particularly vulnerable. To reduce the impact of disasters, national ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Has Japan learnt from Fukushima disaster?

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is that although it was precipitated by cataclysmic natural events, an independent investigation found that it was ultimately man-made. This is despite the lessons of the past and prescient updated ... SCMP Editorial Has Japan learnt from disaster? Russia had its Chernobyl; the US Three Mile Island; Japan is the only country to have suffered both a nuclear attack and catastrophic ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protest has made its mark by lifting Hong Kong out of its apathy

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by MATHIAS CHEUNG

    ... Mathias Cheung Mathias Cheung says the movement has given hope for change, whether or not its demands are met Occupy protest has made its mark by lifting Hong Kong out of its moral inertia ... and above all to one another, to take up the duty of reform in our generation. Occupy has made its contribution. It has awakened the sense of civic duty in many, and inspired us to eradicate ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:28am by STAFF

    ... I will repent until the day I die and ask for the victims' families' forgiveness South Korean ferry disaster captain Lee Joon-seok, who could face the death penalty   I want to be a much better president than I have been to date Brazil's leftist president Dilma Rousseff, after being narrowly re-elected to a second term   You can be excited but you don't have ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Umbrella revolution’s impact may be boon for Shanghai?

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 09:24am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... for sweeping narratives- from the paranoid to the pie-eyed. One Hong Kong Facebook friend and local author keeps posting the cryptic phrase "Sars was a natural disaster, this one will be man-made", referring apparently to the risk of a collapse in the property market. To which another Hong Kong friend responded wryly: "Yes, many hope this way but it just never drops." Still ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The absurd reality of hungry Hongkongers in a food paradise

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... which is mostly because of natural disasters or man-made conflicts, along with a lack of disposable income to buy basic food. Could agricultural reforms and advanced technologies help boost ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong needs its leaders to lead, for once, or protests will continue

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:37pm by ANSON CHAN

    ... those with their heads totally in the clouds- possibly as a result of spending too much time in their penthouse offices- could be so profoundly out of touch with the feelings of the average man ... the sacrifices they have made- the sweat, the tears and the indignities they have suffered- yield some real result. I, like many of my fellow citizens, am hoping and praying for a peaceful resolution ...




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