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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who can build a bridge to Hong Kong's discontented youth?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says officials must find a way to reconnect with young people Who can build a bridge to our discontented youth? The gulf between our young people and the administration now yawns like a chasm the size of the Grand Canyon. Almost 800,000 people voting in the referendum, perhaps half a million marching in blazing heat and pouring rain. It's probably ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and the US must avert conflict in the future by building trust now

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 07:56pm by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... and beyond Building trust The Southeast Asian community used to live in relative peace. China signed the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2003, ... energy deal is a case in point. If the US could build greater rapport with China, it could at least give it an incentive not to form too close an alliance with an expansionist Russia. True, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official regret over building collapse a rare display of feeling in North Korea

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for yet another tragic civilian disaster to befall their people- the collapse of an apartment building. Coming after criticism of South Korean authorities over last month's ferry sinking ... North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of a 23-storey apartment building under construction in a district of the capital Pyongyang, which a South Korean official ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Narendra Modi must put rhetoric aside and build regional trust

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Modi's task now is to build trust Not for decades has India been so hopeful. Indians have overwhelmingly voted for Narendra Modi to be their next leader, counting ... it believed he was an efficient strongman who could restore growth, bring down double-digit inflation, cut crime, end corruption and build the essential infrastructure the country so badly needs. He ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A good housing plan goes beyond building more flats

    Posted May 15th 2014, 06:04pm by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says the focus on quantity in the government's housing development plan risks turning neighbourhoods into ghettos Building walls One of the best features of Hong ... us down the path to income segregation. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has pledged to build 470,000 new housing units over the next decade, 60 per cent of which will be public housing. Some ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the review can, hopefully, curb the mushrooming illegal trade. It is good that the consultation goes further to tackle the anomaly involving registered guest houses in non-commercial buildings. As the licensing regime only considers fire and building safety, some guest houses have been approved even though the buildings in which they are located are restricted to private residential use. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Finally, a heritage project to be proud of in PMQ

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 12:57pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... buildings and you tear out a community’s heart. That’s what successive Hong Kong governments have been doing for generations, with the result that in urban areas, our city’s spirit is in tatters. ... buildings halfway along Hollywood Road above Central. The low-rise buildings on Aberdeen Street comprise PMQ, the former Police Married Quarters, a complex built in 1951 and converted under ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China, neighbours must discuss disputes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... concerns have been heightened about China's military build-up and intentions. The defensive posture has not always been handled well. Beijing took a month before making its case ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's moderates must save the day (and democracy)

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Alice Wu

    ... in the consensus we need. Those efforts never were going to build a consensus, because they were only ever aimed at drumming up support among followers and shooting down those who differ. Those were efforts to build the arsenals of bargaining power. The hour has come for the bargaining to take place, for compromises to be made in the dangerously narrow crevices of complex political ...




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