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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former dean is alarmed at erosion of social values and fears for judicial independence Corruption seen as 'acceptable': law professor ... breaking the law; what is scarier is how corruption is seen as socially acceptable." He said he was worried about keeping the rule of law intact in a city currently embroiled in political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  2. News - World - ISRAEL

    Bill Clinton warns Israel on ‘isolating itself from world opinion’

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 03:49pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... will condemn them,” while Israel couldn’t “look like fools” by not responding to the heavy missile attacks. Clinton, who pushed hard while president for a comprehensive peace deal at a Camp David summit in 2000, urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resume serious talks. “I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu could and should make a comprehensive peace agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555585/bill-clinton-warns-israel-isolating-itself-world-opinion
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Plan for flat-rate monthly pension for all over-65s is proposed

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Johnny Tam

    ... won't replace comprehensive social security assistance," Chow said. "Even though there is a pension scheme, there will still be some elderly people who need more financial ... social work professor has hinted that higher taxes may be needed to pay for the pensions. Chow was commissioned last year to look into various proposals, amid mounting public calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519826/flat-rate-monthly-pensions-all-over-65s-proposed
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    International law can provide answers to vital questions about flight MH17

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 01:08pm by Stephen Hall

    ... for destroying the aircraft. There are also plausible reports of tampering with the crash site by the same militias. The United Nations Security Council has therefore passed a resolution demanding ... the Security Council stressed the need "for all parties to grant immediate access by investigators to the crash site to determine the cause of the incident". This last requirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556961/international-law-can-provide-answers-vital-questions-about-flight-mh17
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Vote sends out flare for web security company

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com US-based firm makes a name for itself in city by helping Occupy fend off cyberattacks Vote sends out flare for web security company Until about a week ago, ... classes on web security. "At the beginning of last week, nobody knew what CloudFlare was," the firm's chief executive Matthew Prince, who plans to visit next week, told the Post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539813/vote-sends-out-flare-web-security-company
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping calls for closer ties with oil-rich Venezuela

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20am by STAFF, AFP

    ... a "comprehensive strategic partnership". Venezuela has the world's largest proven reserves of oil, according to the international energy company BP. During the nearly 15 years that late president ... in Venezuela. The two sides should also cooperate further on global economic governance, energy security and climate change to help strengthen the position of developing countries, Xi said. Maduro said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557118/xi-jinping-calls-closer-ties-oil-rich-venezuela
  7. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Detention of CCTV 'superstar' anchor Rui Chenggang polarises opinion across China’s social media

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:17pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The arrest of leading CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang was perhaps the single most discussed event across China’s social media networks over the weekend. Rui, 36, ... he tried to ask a question regarding Taiwanese politics. And social commentator Yao Bo says Rui "lacked manners". In a particular case in 2010, when US president Barack Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554058/detention-cctvs-rui-chenggang-polarises-opinion-across-chinas
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China is far from securing its world role

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China far from securing its world role State sovereignty was the great invention of the 17th and 18th centuries; collective security that of the 19th century. ... on sovereignty. Now that it has a chance to play a preponderant role on the world stage, it needs to think seriously about collective security. President Xi Jinping may think he has the answer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556512/china-far-securing-its-world-role
  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Voodoo is 'big social problem' for Haiti, says new Catholic cardinal

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:41pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Port au Prince, Haiti Voodoo 'big problem' for Haiti, says cardinal Haiti's first Catholic cardinal has described voodoo as a "big social problem" for the desperately poor country, arguing that the religion offers "magic" but no real solutions to a population deprived of justice and a political voice. Chibly Langlois, who was made a cardinal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554192/voodoo-big-social-problem-haiti-says-new-catholic-cardinal
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that granted welfare to an 82-year-old Chinese woman who was born and raised in Japan. The woman had applied for assistance to the municipal office in Oita prefecture in December 2008, but her request ... throughout her life. In the first ruling of its kind, the Supreme Court stated that, from a legal standpoint, permanent foreign residents do not qualify for public assistance because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557063/anger-erupts-over-court-denial-welfare-foreign-permanent-residents-japan

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