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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Economic model in Xinjiang must be modified

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... expanding from police stations and military outposts to civilians, as at a market and the railway station in Urumqi in May. Worryingly, other parts of the country have also been hit, with a car ploughing through pedestrians and crashing in flames in Tiananmen Square last October and 29 rail passengers being knifed to death in Kunming in March. The separatist struggle is decades old, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the mainland went from being a kingdom for bicycles to the world's largest market for cars. Vehicle sales far exceeded those in developed countries, though they were not as impressive as the 58.7 ... contributing to serious environmental stress and a potential future energy problem. As residents of car and smog-choked cities well know, a rush to modernity can have unintended lifestyle consequences. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Guo Meimei scandal shows Chinese Red Cross must clean up its act

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by images posted on Weibo in 2011 of Guo's lavish lifestyle, including driving luxury cars, as she falsely claimed to be an executive of a Red Cross subsidiary. These images, and evidence ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Are taxis in Discovery Bay the thin end of the wedge for residents?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Taxis in DB: thin end of the wedge? The Discovery Bay private development attracted buyers and renters with a green, car-free environment and a 24-hour fast ferry service. ... be expected to see capital gains to be made from further easing, such as allowing private cars through the tunnel to a parking area or even further. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make way for cyclists on roads

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Road rules need to reflect this reality. Where possible, new and existing roads should include bicycle lanes. Most importantly, though, car, bus and truck drivers have to be more aware ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons for China in fighting obesity

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a day instead of travelling by car, they would not only reduce air pollution and save petrol, but also shed more than 1.3 billion kilograms in weight. The data and estimates may be American, but by now the lesson must be apt for China, where rising affluence has transformed a bicycle culture into a car culture and people eat more meat and less vegetables and fruit. China can take heart ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite tragedy, air travel still safe

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... plans. That is because after an airline disaster, it takes a long time to say for certain what caused it. Some details of Saturday's crash of the South Korean Asiana Boeing 777 at San ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Televised trials the way to go

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by SCMP Editorial

    ... space in court to accommodate everyone who wants to be there. Journalists began queuing in the early hours for one of the 15 press seats available. Some slept in their cars. Others missed out ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mong Kok pedestrian zone breathes life into our car-bound city

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Zone breathes life into city Unlike some world cities which make pedestrian zones an integral part of urban living, Hong Kong still gives priority to cars. Streets that are off-limit to wheels remain a rarity. That is why Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok has become such a popular spot ever since vehicles were taken off the road most of the time. Jammed ...




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