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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... you the deflator index for private construction costs in Hong Kong. It is taken from the gross domestic product figures and based on a value of 100 for September 2003, the approximate ... restrained. Portland cement is portland cement around the world. It is thus my belief that the cartel operations so prevalent in Hong Kong construction extend to rigging of materials prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  5. Comment - MY TAKE

    Beijing's problem in Hong Kong is not foreign interference but Western ideas

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... by Beijing's incessant complaints about foreign interference in Hong Kong. It's not Western agents Beijing needs to worry about, but Western ideas, ideals and narratives. And these, once they have ... and Washington have essentially thrown in the towel by acknowledging Hong Kong's democratic development is China's internal affair. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594919/beijings-problem-hong-kong-not-foreign-interference-western-ideas
  6. Sport - Racing

    All hail Hong Kong racing's off-season, unmatched around the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:16pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Long live Hong Kong horse racing, and long live the off-season! There are many benefits to Hong Kong racing but the government-mandated break from mid-July to mid-September has to rank right up there It doesn’t have quite the same effect, but it’s worth shouting. There are many benefits to Hong Kong racing – soaring turnover, fanatic interest here and abroad, only 83 meetings a year, just 1,200 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1595442/all-hail-hong-kong-racings-season
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong won't benefit from a standstill in electoral reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:25am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says pan-democrats must not veto proposal out of anger No benefit for Hong Kong if election system stays the same I have previously argued that legislators and the community in general should accept the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on election methods for 2016-17. I said we cannot ignore Beijing's view of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1595279/hong-kong-wont-benefit-standstill-electoral-reform
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic and incompatible with "genuine popular elections". For me, it is consistent with many critical elements of the Basic Law- the agreement between the Chinese sovereign and the people of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:42pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam criticises pan-democrats' pledge to veto political reform Actions of the minority are a threat to Hong Kong's stability Democracy ... for the 2017 chief executive election- which Beijing has laid out in a framework, allowing Hong Kong people "one man, one vote"- they will still vote down the package in the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593137/minoritys-push-ideal-democracy-endangers-hong-kongs-stability

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