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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How the new SAT test will instil US values into impressionable young Chinese minds

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:59pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the SAT's new focus on US civil liberties has the potential to remould the mindset of a whole generation of young Chinese Free thinking By now, most people ... emphasis on knowledge of the country's founding documents and civil liberties, has the potential to change the mindset and world view of an entire generation of Chinese youth. Until now, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576794/how-new-sat-test-will-instil-us-values-impressionable-young-chinese-minds
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is it too much to expect civil servants to serve the public interest?

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:25pm by Stephen Vines

    ... a clean bill of health but to reiterate that "it is government policy to protect the right of civil servants to make investments while maintaining their impartiality and accountability to the public". Well, it's quite a relief to learn that some of the highest paid civil servants in the world are having their rights to invest so assiduously protected. But what signal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1574170/it-too-much-expect-civil-servants-serve-public-interest
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax civil service language policy to attract best talent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:59pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... Richard Sheung Richard Sheung says language requirements constitute radical localisation Relax civil service bilingual policy to attract best talent As one of the newly recruited ... by expatriate officers at the more senior levels. English was indisputably the working language of the civil service. But, back then, English was the only language requirement for officers, local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571376/relax-civil-service-language-policy-attract-best-talent
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rights lawyers play vital role Civil rights lawyers should be highly valued by mainland authorities. Their work helps ease grievances and calms dissent. Yet restrictions, ... accountability and transparency while there is such suppression. Rights advocates have warned of a stepped-up crackdown after the arrest this month of prominent lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. He is among a number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537853/civil-rights-lawyers-have-vital-role-play-china
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for civil liberties. The US' top court took the right path with mobile phones by putting privacy first. So, too, should legislators. The US has to end its mass, suspicionless, surveillance ... creates gaps that allow infringements of rights. A US Supreme Court ruling preventing police from searching mobile phones without a warrant except under exceptional circumstances bridges one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1548238/us-lawmakers-should-act-stop-indiscriminate-spying
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We have a right to know when and why we are being watched

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of potentially sensitive data and infringing on civil liberties when they are placed where protesters gather. But while the concerns are understandable, there is also no dispute that CCTV cameras can ... on law-abiding citizens, we have a right to know when we are being observed and why. That is the view of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, which has issued guidelines to CCTV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455073/we-have-right-know-when-and-why-we-are-being-watched
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Fruit knife detention pierces concepts of freedom

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... mainlanders, freedom of speech and of the press, and the right to vote, are lofty ideals that few expect to enjoy. Many are content with the pragmatic freedom to live in a safe society and be able go ... powers and knives", saying police needed to respect citizens' rights when enforcing laws. It said police should act in accordance with the situation instead of simply denying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1157185/fruit-knife-detention-pierces-concepts-freedom
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    It's the spirit of the rules that civil servants must adhere to

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rules alone are not enough When it comes to guarding against conflicts of interest, our civil service arguably outshines its regional counterparts. There is no shortage of general and job-specific regulations on conduct and integrity. While the team is largely clean and honest, transgressions do occur from time to time. The recent row surrounding a senior Lands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572412/its-spirit-rules-civil-servants-must-adhere
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

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

    ... an oversized hammer being used against a nail than that five decades after the civil rights movement triumphed and with a black man in the White House, much still needs to change in America. Racial ... there is still a marked gap with whites when it comes to law enforcement, health, education, jobs and wages. A hope of the civil rights movement was that society would become integrated, a proverbial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577264/killing-michael-brown-ferguson-exposes-us-policy-failings
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thais need free hand to determine their future

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

    ... Asia or investors want. The coup has had negative consequences, among them limiting civil liberties, weakening the country's position as a place for stable investment, and casting doubt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565704/thais-need-free-hand-determine-their-future

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