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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderate voices can still prevail on universal suffrage

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to deepen the current divide, members of Occupy Central are asking people to choose among three electoral proposals that do not stand a real chance of being approved. This prompted calls ... Occupy Central is not surprising. Tasked with the controversial goal of pushing for democracy by paralysing the business district with a 10,000-strong crowd, the campaign has not been well ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political reforms must suit majority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the chief executive in 2017. In a disturbing twist, the three options shortlisted by Occupy Central for a wider ballot all feature public nomination, an idea that has already been deemed ... on the composition of the committee as well as the nominating procedure in accordance with the Basic Law. The public dismay over the polling result shows the majority prefers the moderate rather than ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Regrettably, it was marred by some student groups, which defied police warnings and staged what is seen as a trial run of the Occupy Central campaign. Police had to forcibly remove those ... foster substantive discussion on the way forward, in particular how to draw up the nominating committee for the chief executive poll. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... reluctant to seek help. These are among the results of a five-month public consultation on the idea, promoted by the Action Committee Against Narcotics. Despite a steady fall in reported cases of drug abuse, especially among people under 21, the committee advocated the scheme because it believed there had been a rise in drug abuse at home which was easier to hide. The consultation ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... election organised by Occupy Central activists, and also ahead of the movement's plan to block the business district unless the government adopts a plan for universal suffrage it finds ... Kong and Macau Studies, who said Beijing felt it had to set the record straight because "the pan-democrats tried to reject the central government's power during the debate ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Planning key to free-trade zones

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

    ... about getting land and funds on preferential terms, as some provincial officials would seem to believe. Central authorities launched the scheme as a testing ground for economic reform ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    June 4 vigil still resonates with contemporary events in China

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

    ... be a shame for China if it is not transformed into a celebration of reconciliation and patriotism. For that to happen, the central government would have to revisit the official verdict and make ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pay trend survey still best option

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is to be expected. Having pulled out of the survey committee, it would be embarrassing for them to endorse figures from a survey they have criticised. But the public is already given the impression ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    'People's pope' grows in stature with peace-making efforts in Middle East

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and the city of Jerusalem, of great importance to all three, is central to negotiations for a Palestinian state. Representatives of the sides praying for peace at the seat of the Catholic Church can ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's railway vision has its limits

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

    ... and Moscow; and a line from Urumqi in Xinjiang through Central Asia, Iran and Turkey and eventually to Germany. The most ambitious of all, though, is under discussion and would span 13,000km of track ...




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