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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Why influencing Occupy movement is not in America's best interest

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:07pm by JUNFEI WU

    ... through their ideas, and some students here are willing to be vanguards of Washington's rebalancing strategy in Asia. Yet, in reality, the movement may bring damage, if not disaster ... by antagonising both China and Russia at the same time has made the US determined to avoid direct, major clashes with China at almost any cost. Islamic State has emerged as a deadly threat to the regional ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... of its short- and medium-haul flights. Lufthansa pilots have staged a series of actions over plans to scrap an early retirement scheme.   Disaster ferry captain and crew await justice Verdicts are expected at a court in Gwangju, South Korea, in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of the Sewol disaster ferry. More than 300 people perished, most of them schoolchildren, in a tragedy ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - THE VIEW

    China speeds up transformation of yuan into global currency after crisis

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... the trouble. At the same time, global banks cut off the supply of liquidity to the world's US dollar-dominated trade financing networks, a disaster for exporting nations where abandoned goods ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by LETTERS

    ... On report, " 'Western-style democracy can only bring disaster', says party magazine ", October 7: TenioLatev- Western-style democracy does not work and is based on 500 years of military expansion, colonisation and wars. China will not copy this pointless mess from the West. I hope it grows its society based on the rule of law and a government that can plan 10 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sincerity is key if talks to end Occupy impasse are to succeed

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that today's talks will be the first of more to come. Even if compromises cannot be made at this stage, both sides should be seen to be making efforts to narrow their differences. More goodwill ... be made as broad as possible. This can, hopefully, address the aspirations for democracy in some sectors. ...




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