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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myth of the bilingual Hongkonger

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:34pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... simultaneous interpretation services can be usefully tapped for public events. It may make more sense for Hong Kong to be bilingual to the world through competent translation than continue with the myth of everyone being happily bilingual when, in reality, there is widespread reluctance to use our adopted language. But the Hong Kong "international face" as we know it will wither ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1525187/myth-bilingual-hongkonger
  2. Comment - Letters

    Bilingual council websites feasible

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... for each district in Hong Kong, or HK$1.8 billion in total for all districts, to be earmarked for district councils this year to "carry out signature projects in the current term". With significant additional resources, these councils can no longer use the excuse that they do not have enough money to provide bilingual content on their websites. Making such a provision would require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1160561/bilingual-council-websites-feasible
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax civil service language policy to attract best talent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:59pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... bars even our local ethnic minorities, let alone the white expatriates who used to be the international face of Hong Kong. To serve in the SAR government is to be Chinese, or at least ... Kong government before the handover. He teaches in the Department of Linguistics and Translation at City University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571376/relax-civil-service-language-policy-attract-best-talent
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong must take on the tycoons after Occupy protests

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 12:15pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani argues that Hong Kong cannot return to business as usual after Occupy Central and must confront vested interests Out with the old When it finally ends- ... to the Hong Kong as it was before September 28. In that Hong Kong the tycoons ruled. They had a stranglehold on the lives of seven million people. They controlled our supermarkets, pharmacies, phone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628993/hong-kong-must-take-tycoons-after-occupy-protests
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Whitehall and colonial government never wanted full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com UK never wanted full democracy for HK Would the British have introduced full democracy in Hong Kong from the 1950s onward if communist China had not vehemently ... Kong newspapers. Sadly, the article ignores historical context and China's long-standing policy, whether communist or Nationalist, towards Hong Kong. We are, after all, talking about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628543/whitehall-and-colonial-government-never-wanted-full
  6. 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

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan says now more than ever, Hong Kong needs its government to step up and deliver an electoral reform plan that passes muster with its people and is acceptable to Beijing Leaders, lead The campuses of Hong Kong's universities are peppered with faculty buildings that bear the names of their generous sponsors, mostly prosperous business tycoons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628273/hong-kong-needs-its-leaders-lead-once-or-protests-will
  7. Comment - Letters

    Need for social reform in Hong Kong outweighs need for political change

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:20am by LETTERS

    ... However, we need to ask what the goals are of the student protesters in Hong Kong. The notion of a "pan-democratic world city state" is delusional. Except for the period of British colonial rule, Hong Kong has always been a part of China, ethnically and culturally. A China that is a world power will never allow Hong Kong to be independent. The goal of electing a top executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1628587/need-social-reform-hong-kong-outweighs-need-political-change
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong power companies should be made to play by 'polluter pays' rule

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 03:53pm by SARAH KEUNG

    ... caps for Hong Kong's two power companies, in terms of three types of air pollutants: nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and respirable suspended particles. The proposed caps ... and HK Electric are also the city's top greenhouse gas emitters while both are evading their responsibilities to reduce carbon emissions, for which there is currently no cap. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1629086/hong-kong-power-companies-should-be-made-play-polluter-pays
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Online rogues tarnish reputation of Hong Kong's travel industry

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The problem of misrepresented online sales also appears to be an issue of growing concern in Hong Kong. The Consumer Council had received 80 complaints against hotels and guest houses by the end ... for customers looking for reference and advice. The last thing Hong Kong wants is negative tourism publicity by word of mouth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628586/online-rogues-tarnish-reputation-hong-kongs-travel-industry
  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Tung Chee-hwa and Hong Kong government's 'gloom and doom' propaganda hokum

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 02:08pm by Stephen Vines

    ... from the gloom fest. Yet this is precisely what is happening in Hong Kong now. In most places, government officials do their best to talk up the economy. Even when things are really bad, ... group tours to Hong Kong rose 90 per cent from October 1 to 22, despite reports of a ban on these tours initiated by the mainland authorities in the first week of this month. That was also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1627490/tung-and-hong-kong-governments-gloom-and-doom-propaganda-hokum

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