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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Just who among us is building a wall?

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:13am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Just who among us is building a wall? Over the weekend, many Hong Kong media billed as a headline a message of encouragement sent by Haruki Murakami from Berlin ... own hands if we try hard." But who are the people trying to build a wall to separate, and even cut ourselves off, from the mainland? I wonder how Hong Kong people would react if we were ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Government must build paths for real engagement

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 01:00pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines fears consequences of alarmist talk about Occupy protests Government must build paths for real engagement The time has come to start thinking beyond the present ... be taken. The establishment can help itself and defuse some of the anger directed against it by building structures outside the confines of those that characterise public life in Hong Kong. ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    All Hong Kong citizens have a responsibility to build inclusive society

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens have a responsibility to build an inclusive society I refer to Giles Brennand's article (" The Equal Opportunities Commission puts too much focus on rights ... of one's obligations as a citizen. In short, we have a responsibility to each other to build an inclusive society. This coincides with the vision and mission of the commission. We are, thus, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give society a say in building designs

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Give all a say in building designs China has for years been an architect's dream- seemingly endless amounts of funding, ambition, big thinking and fast-paced construction have meant that even the wildest designs can become reality in the blink of an eye. The result is that nationwide, skylines are pocked by buildings that are fantastical, strange ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, we must build a sustainable pension scheme for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:12pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says it must be affordable over long term, and target those who need help Above all, we must build a sustainable retirement scheme for Hong Kong Hong Kong faces ... population over the age of 20, including retired people and homemakers, only 40 per cent are covered by the MPF scheme. The programme is designed to build assets that will help these people later ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's buildings should be generating electricity, not using it

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says tried and tested technology is available to enable Hong Kong buildings to tap our abundant solar energy for use; what's lacking is the leadership to push for change Bright idea This week is World Green Building Week, and it is observed in Hong Kong. The past approach to sustainable building design has largely focused on making buildings ...

  7. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

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

    ... It is favoured by those who strongly support a "bottom-up approach" to building democracy in Hong Kong and want to anchor political decision-making with the people and no one else, even though ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government sets example with illegal parking in Central

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:55am by Howard Winn

    ... economy that works hard to maintain its competitiveness as a regional hub for global businesses". Sounds almost too good to be true.   Greener buildings We see that the Hong Kong Green Building Council held its fifth annual award ceremony recently. This is a government organisation to promote better and greener buildings. Ng Yuk Secondary School won the chairman's award ...




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