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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and HK$3.7 million in the New Territories from HK$3.4 million, during the same period. Instead of building luxury flats like the 2,000 sq ft units it had originally budgeted, Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592662/trend-towards-building-smaller-flats-not-healthy-sign
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must start to build consensus, rather than go it alone

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Abe must start to build consensus A leader who governs through ideology rather than for the common good is bound to run into trouble. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ... policies have broad national backing derived from open public discussion, the effort will be little more than window-dressing. Consensus-building has been noticeably absent from Abe's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586787/shinzo-abe-must-start-build-consensus-rather-go-it-alone
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    Xi Jinping's task to build on Deng Xiaoping's legacy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Xi's task to build on Deng's legacy Few historical figures leave a footprint that grows larger with time. Deng Xiaoping’s legacy looms larger than ever. It is to be found in towering cities, industrialisation, wealth where once there was poverty and cars where once there were bicycles, in a confident China back in its rightful place on the world stage. All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578815/xi-jinpings-task-build-deng-xiaopings-legacy
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    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ... of monitors will be installed on selected buildings, four outside at different heights and two in flats. Data collected will help assess how pollution from vehicles is trapped in street canyons, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619524/new-front-hong-kongs-war-pollution
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must do more to help relatives put the dead to rest

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

    ... yet to make good its promise of building more columbariums. But as certain as death is the burden that arises. As our population ages, the demand for burial sites also increases. Officials ... of a machine may not be the best approach. The government should build more niches, while encouraging people to go for alternatives, such as sea burial or scattering ashes in designated memorial areas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617885/government-must-do-more-help-relatives-put-dead-rest
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Don't let Central Market plan sink

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... anything standing in their way. Thanks to a growing awareness of conservation, more heritage buildings have been preserved and rejuvenated over the years. However, revitalisation does not come ... in the heart of the business district. Sadly, years have passed and the Bauhaus-style building stands as nothing more than an abandoned block, partly because work was held up by repeated design changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1615340/concession-land-premium-needed-keep-central-market-plan
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Purchase of foreign properties by Chinese is investment, not invasion

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

    ... of the building. World leaders stay there when in the city, the presidents of China and the US among them; legendary entertainers like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra made it their home. But the buy ... co-founder of Soho China, took a stake in the General Motors Building. The latter two purchases, for a combined US$1.4 billion, made Chinese the biggest buyers of New York City office property. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1611651/purchase-foreign-properties-chinese-investment-not-invasion
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... their lowest-value coins. Canada last year joined Britain and Israel in removing its smallest unit of currency and pressure is building in the EU for the one and two eurocent coins to go the same way. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614574/modern-era-coins-are-waste-time-and-money
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Build HK schools in Shenzhen An influx of mainland schoolchildren with the right of abode became controversial last year because they took scarce school places in areas near the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538475/sake-children-build-hong-kong-schools-shenzhen
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... people will resist paying. A voluntary recycling scheme has similarly met with widespread lack of interest. Not-in-my-backyard syndrome has meant that plans to expand landfills and build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1603502/hong-kong-must-act-now-solve-its-waste-problem

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