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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ramping up the fight against graft

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

    ... notable for the absence of any news of progress in the investigation of former domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang. This has prompted Jiang Wei, head of the Office of the Central Leading Group ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep politics out of business A Chinese company buying an American hotel should not raise eyebrows. But the hotel being bought by the Anbang Insurance Group is New York's famed Waldorf Astoria, a landmark that is the home to the US ambassador to the United Nations and hosts the president and senior officials when they visit the city. Such patronage has ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Multinationals welcome, but they must adapt to rules of the game

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be. Yet the stepping up of antitrust investigations under a 2008 fair trade law has prompted foreign business groups to voice concern about unfair treatment by regulators. Among the 30 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Halting the tide of online violence

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Halting the tideof online violence A Google or YouTube search of the words "beheading video" brings up pages of images of brutality and violence of the most stomach-churning kind. The Middle East extremist group Islamic State features prominently, its videos of executions of Westerners captured in Iraq and Syria being posted to gain followers and incite fear. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Purchase of foreign properties by Chinese is investment, not invasion

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial It's investment, not an invasion When a New York landmark is sold to a Chinese company for a record price, it's a clear sign that economic power is shifting away from the West. The Anbang Insurance Group's purchase of Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria Hotel for US$1.95 billion has made waves as much for the cost as the iconic stature ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must strike deal with West so criminals have no place to hide

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is understandable, given pressure from human-rights groups that claim the CCDI is guilty of abuses. But so is Beijing's frustration, especially over the ease with which dishonest officials obtain US ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and in the United States for spitting on carpets in hotels and casinos. Tour groups have a reputation for being loud, pushy and unruly- not unusual on the mainland, but considered bad manners in many other ... they will learn that what is acceptable at home is not always perceived as such overseas. They will come to appreciate foreign places and cultures. Mandatory group deal shopping stops and cup noodles ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    SFC's legal action against Citic a reassuring sign

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... adverse material change in the financial or trading position of the Group since 31 December 2007" when the forex losses were already known. Unfortunately for Citic, the case added to its ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the group's priority. Terrorism, extremism and separatism have plagued northwest China and parts of Central Asia. Instability in neighbouring Afghanistan and Pakistan has been especially worrying, ... Jinping told last week's summit in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, that the group had to take a lead in ensuring the region's security, with a particular focus on "combatting extremism ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to sort out financial arrangements for third runway

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... soon. It is imperative for the Airport Authority to proceed according to the dozens of green initiatives required. The project is far from ready to take off, though. Opposing green groups have ...




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