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  1. Comment - Letters

    Problems created by mainland Chinese tourists cannot be ignored

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... Mainland Chinese tourists certainly contributed to the increased patronage and to the UK economy. However, it is much larger than stores in Hong Kong and therefore does not feel as congested. If we were not adaptive and tolerant, we could not have survived crises like Sars, and the financial recession of 2007-08. As society progresses, we also become more vocal and voice our discontent ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China is moving backwards in society's quest for freer media

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:52pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says sale of a stake in Beijing News to propaganda officials caps years of backsliding China is moving backwards in society's quest for a freer, more open media Is our society moving with the times? This abstract but important question was the preoccupation of our generation of Chinese journalists. We believed its answer would decide the value of our ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Volunteer watchmen guard the legacy of Vancouver’s threatened Ming Sun Society

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:38am by Ian Young

    ... structure in the city’s toughest neighbourhood. The Ming Sun Benevolent Society’s building is at the heart of a row between its elderly Chinese members and city bureaucrats who last year ordered ... or otherwise render it beyond repair. “We want to be sure that no one walks up with a can of accelerant and tries something stupid,” said David Wong, a spokesman for the charitable society, which has ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... to a freer and more open society There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts- no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century- like the cleavage between ... Nora Sausmikat is a Sinologist specialising in political reform and civil society in China. She leads the China programme at the German Asia Foundation. Chang Ping is a current affairs ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can accommodate growing number of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:06pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... of its 'can-do' spirit Creative flows The Hong Kong economy relies heavily on spending by visitors from the Chinese mainland- yet a growing minority of Hong Kong residents don't ... society with an evolving culture of blaming everyone for everything and a growing portion of the population demoralised by rising costs for housing and almost everything else. "Can do" ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must share economic success for harmonious society

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:50am by LETTERS

    ... We need to share our economy's success for a harmonious society Politics and the economy are interrelated. When the grass roots lose out through economic measures, it exacerbates ... transformed into a showcase for Chinese medicine and luxury items, not catering for Hongkongers but mainland shoppers. This will only lead to more protests among locals. Big business, which champions ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free flow of data is vital for research to improve Hong Kong society

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:53pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says restricting information is a missed opportunity for Hong Kong Free flow of data is vital for research to improve society Ombudsman Alan Lai Nin addressed an important issue- strengthening access to government information- with his call for Hong Kong to introduce freedom of information legislation. It is very timely and long overdue. Such a law would ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must have zero tolerance for anti-mainlander hate campaigns

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:28am by John Young

    ... destination. Anti-mainland protesters targeted Chinese visitors in an extraordinary display of hatred and contempt opposite the shops on Canton Road. The protesters derided the mainland visitors ... But the loss of tourist dollars is not the greatest danger presented by the wave of anti-mainland protests. The real danger is the polarisation of Hong Kong society and the transformation ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rumours of a Chinese crash are greatly exaggerated

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:12pm by Yu Yongding

    ... Yu Yongding Yu Yongding says predictions of a Chinese economic crash fail to allow for Beijing's room to manoeuvre, first in neutralising the catalysts for collapse, then in limiting ... the entire financial system. Given this, it is vital that China maintains controls over short-term cross-border capital flows in the foreseeable future. Likewise, the Chinese government must address ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Grounding in Cantonese will help ethnic minorities learn Chinese

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:21pm by DAVID LI

    ... David Li David Li says to be really effective, a Chinese-language curriculum for ethnic minorities must take account of the way the language is learned Perfect pitch The government's decision to set aside HK$200 million in the next academic year to support the development of a curriculum of Chinese as a second language is a welcome move. It remains unclear, however, what kind ...




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