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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's more open borders must remain closed to criminal gangs

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:11pm by JEREMY DOUGLAS

    ... Jeremy Douglas Jeremy Douglas warns of drug syndicates profiting from integration Asia's more open borders must stay closed to criminals When the Jakarta police entered a toy ... of crystal meth into the country; and just lately, Thailand discovered 600,000 speed pills produced in Myanmar and smuggled across the border by a major criminal network. While these operations ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... strained. During two days of talks, heavy with friendly rhetoric, he said Beijing was ready for a final settlement of border disputes and willing to substantially boost trade and investment. ... the disputed border over which a brief war was fought in 1962 that China won, being at the centre. Also problematic are China's firm ties with Pakistan, Indian support for Tibetan exiles ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Student's story indicative of how bitter cross-border war has become

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:26pm by Albert Cheng

    ... could have been welcomed as a latecomer to this long list of distinguished self-made people from across the border. Times have changed. The city's streets are now packed with shoppers from ... as it is illusive. Most young people can barely eke out a decent living, let alone plan for their futures. They point their fingers at the mainlanders. This cross-border war is getting out of hand. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... border authorities. News of border interceptions of illegal timber bound for Asia from Africa is, sadly, becoming all too familiar. Rosewood has been in the spotlight for a number of years ... Chinese governments actually outlaws illegally sourced timber. Hong Kong and Chinese border authorities can intercept timber listed by CITES as a trade-restricted species. However, for timber ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't censor pollution data

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the scientific basis for setting new cross-border targets for emission cuts for next year and 2020, and for enhancing air-quality monitoring. Worse still, the reports are only summaries which exclude ... with the full disclosure in 2002 of the first regional air-quality report, including technical annexes, the basis on which the first cross-border emission reduction targets were set. In the latest ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cross-border stock trading scheme is not a through train but a milk train

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... financial services minister has warned market players not to expect the quota under the proposed cross-border stock trading scheme to be increased after it is filled, despite complaints that the cap ... I have ever ridden. On a real through train from Shanghai, you would get on at the Shanghai station, having already passed Hong Kong border checks there, and then zip straight through to the Hung ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Southern tours may become a habit for Beijing

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Tammy Tam

    ... in charge of Hong Kong affairs; they knew something big was about to happen. Hours after Wen crossed the border, 500,000 people took to the streets in protest against the government and its proposed ... It is now standard practice for senior Beijing officials to take the pulse of Hong Kong from over the border. When the mainland’s top official on Hong Kong affairs, Zhang Dejiang, went to Shenzhen ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Review of food safety needed

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Review of food safety needed Food safety in Hong Kong may not be among the world's best. The frightening list of food scares across the border makes us even more vulnerable. The latest controversy involving rotten meat repackaged at a Shanghai food factory is a case in point. Our heavy reliance on mainland food supplies means we can never be safe. The belated ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Last thing China needs is more Russian border instability

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:31pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... Tim Collard Tim Collard says tacit support for Putin's Crimea move raises questions Last thing China needs is more instability on Russia's borders The current contretemps over ... in accord. Whatever one may think of China's policy towards its border regions, they are at least geared to assuring stability. Russia has established a number of highly unstable areas on its ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aviation industry must tackle failings exposed by plane disasters

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... correcting failings. MH17 was following rules, even though some airlines had decided to avoid the route. While there are international standards for air navigation, flight inspections, border ...




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