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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... This is not the first time Taiwan's food has caused trouble in the region. In 2011, the island scrambled to contain a toxic drink crisis in which DEHP, a cancer-causing plasticiser, was found in some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 1.3 per cent, the worst first-half performance since during the global financial crisis in 2009. Many retailers affected by the slowdown put their faith in the theory that it is temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567221/theres-silver-lining-even-retail-sales-take-downturn
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... medicine and ritual washing of the bodies of the dead. Without international medical, material and financial help, there is a risk of an African humanitarian crisis with global health implications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Ukraine, talks the only way to stem escalating crisis

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... response or actions that will harm Western business interests. Economically isolating Moscow will not resolve Ukraine's crisis or ease the fears of Russia's pro-Western neighbours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1509314/ukraine-talks-only-way-stem-escalating-crisis
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After the blame game, the MTR must now get back on track

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... into a crisis. The duo have been heavily criticised ever since the delay was formally announced in April. That they have to step down is to be expected. Chew is to retire in October, while Walder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556619/after-blame-game-mtr-must-now-get-back-track
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After an apology of sorts from Manila, it's time to move on

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Finally, we have some closure Time heals all wounds, goes the old saying. But for those who lost loved ones in the Manila tour bus hostage tragedy in 2010, it takes more to bring the case to an end. For nearly four years, survivors and the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495384/after-apology-sorts-manila-its-time-move
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

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

    ... meant a thriving illegal industry and a new crisis. Perhaps a good place to start would be to make it more widely known there that for an elephant's tusks to be taken it has to be killed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549922/education-can-help-cut-chinas-demand-ivory
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should keep its peg to the US dollar for now

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep the peg... at least for now The last time Hong Kong changed its currency regime it was with good reason. The Hang Seng Index and the Hong Kong dollar had both plunged under selling pressure amid investor anxiety about the future under Chinese rule. The city was facing a currency and financial crisis. That is worth remembering today- the 30th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1333235/hong-kong-should-keep-its-peg-us-dollar-now
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rejection of global shipping cartel a sign of strength

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... A.P. Moeller-Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co and CMA CGM SA, aimed to address the industry's chronic overcapacity and low charter rates since the start of the global financial crisis ... on the alliance plan. Instead, it will consider other options to cut costs and address overcapacity. Since the onset of the global financial crisis, regulators in major economies have stepped up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538476/chinas-rejection-global-shipping-cartel-sign-countrys

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