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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, we must build a sustainable pension scheme for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:12pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... an ageing society and, by 2018, a shrinking workforce. It is our responsibility to work out a plan for managing both. Getting it right means using our scarce fiscal resources to help those who ... in life, and it should be allowed to function without undue interference. Our pace of ageing is increasing, and we cannot afford to get it wrong. Hong Kong people are living longer, and so ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... convention. Labour proposed the constitutional convention for autumn 2015- after the next general election- which Cameron's Conservatives said amounted to kicking the issue "into the long ... a system to keep Scottish members of the British parliament from voting on UK policies that do not apply to self-ruling Scots. Such a system could be good for Cameron's Conservatives, whose ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Preservationists must accept extinction as a natural occurrence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... they lock up land, sea and mineral resources, prohibit development and oppose water conservation. And now, in a vain attempt to preserve the climate of the recent past, they are crippling our energy ... aggressive predators or competition for food and living space. Earth's inhabitants and its climate are always changing. Even now, we live in an era of recurring ice ages where life ebbs ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    CY Leung digs in as he admits Occupy Central protests could last 'a long time'

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:26am by Emily Tsang, Vivienne Chow, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip, Ernest Kao

    ... of time".   "They have set up a lot of resource centres and even first aid points, so we know that Occupy Central... is not a matter of days, but it will last for a relatively long time. Its [impact] on the people’s daily lives, their personal safety in the event of emergencies, the city’s economic development, as well as the cost on international image will also grow bigger ...

  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Far-right National Front wins seats in French senate for first time

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:51pm by GDN

    ... and David Rachline from Frejus confirmed the party's political breakthrough under Marine Le Pen, who has shaken off the hardline legacy of her father, Jean- Marie Le Pen, in an attempt ... Referring to the presidency after his election to the senate, Ravier said: "There's just one more door to open, the Elysee. In 2017 we'll have Marine Le Pen to do it." ...

  6. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    China Cosco Holdings buys 5 container ships for US$618m

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:35pm by JING YANG

    ... carriers and five 9,400 teu container ships. China Cosco said it plans to finance the latest orders, to be built by Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipbuilding Company, with internal resources ... Marine Transport and Evergreen Marine of Taiwan, and Hanjin Shipping of South Korea. Vessels with a 13,000 teu to14,000 teu capacity are popular among major shipping lines as they suit both ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai is indicative of national crisis, with too few doctors willing to staff emergency vehicles Ambulance shortage risks lives Yong Xinwei believes her ... the vehicle as quickly as possible. But we were told there was no ambulance available," said the woman, who lives in Shanghai's Putuo district. "The municipal emergency centre finally ...

  8. News - World - BURUNDI

    Three nuns raped and killed in African convent

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bujumbura Two stabbed to death and third beheaded; police say motive is unclear Nuns raped and killed in convent Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks at their convent in the capital of Burundi, police said yesterday as a hunt was launched for their killers. Police initially reported that two nuns were stabbed to death on Sunday ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Students at the vanguard of democracy push, but are they too young?

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 02:01am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Amy Nip

    ... conservative parents would have concerns about their children protesting. She urged families to discuss matters and said children should not protest without their parents' consent. "Parents ... to join rallies, which are potentially dangerous. They can watch live broadcasts on television," he said. University students were capable of more mature judgment, and often led political ...

  10. Business - Economy - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen in 200m yuan push for green shipping

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by JING YANG

    ... incurred in the voluntary at-berth switch to fuel with a maximum 0.5 per cent sulphur content, which is more expensive than regular marine bunker that contains 3 to 3.5 per cent sulphur. The scheme ... cover either sulphur or nitrogen dioxide or both, is a designated area that must comply with emission caps set by the International Maritime Organisation under the International Convention ...




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