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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Governments have to respect the sovereignty of other nations. A case can be made for intervention when genocide and gross human rights violations take place, as in Rwanda in 1994. But such a path can ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be completely eradicated. The latest unusual case could be a one-off involving personal factors. But it also suggests the work of those special teams dispatched in 2009 is never done and that there is a case for more permanent spot audits. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Medical Council, the profession's self-regulating watchdog, says it should take over investigation of hospital ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is majority African-American, yet 94 per cent of its police officers are white, as are its mayor and all but one of its councillors. It is a case of a white-dominated system not responding ... of frustration, of a silence that turns to a scream when a killing or beating is perceived as unjust, prompting emotions to boil over. That is what happens from time to time in the US; Brown's case ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

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

    ... report made a strong case for wider recruitment to address the mismatch of resources. But that does not reckon with the opposition of the local medical profession. Its obstruction of efforts ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Health Protection, Dr Leung Ting-hung, has admitted that the city's first suspected Ebola case could have been handled better, after health workers did not wear special protective gear. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of homegrown synthetic alternatives. Governments do not often underwrite research that could make a company a lot of money, but that, too, is welcome in this case. Kai Bao says the central government ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang's modest spending cuts a wise measure

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are a case of crying wolf. But instead of opposing public service cuts, they should be asking whether resources can be spent more effectively. The modest saving target has given departments a gentle ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... unaffordable. In many cases it would surely have been both. However, the spurt in retail sales growth by double-digit margins that ran until last year was exceptional. It could never be sustained. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in bigger constituencies tends to be easier, as in the case in the New Territories. Also, the tickets and candidates are so numerous that getting the campaign message across may become difficult. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Pressing case for a heritage body Heritage has seemingly been a word little heard with the government so focused on housing and economic development. Yet the need ... For the former, the issue was the HK$7 billion price tag the owner wanted; in the case of the latter, it is the unknown cost of repairs and renovation that an occupant could face. An independent, ...




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