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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    French book tells only part of the story

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... discussed. There is an extremely vibrant intellectual debate on the mainland about its future and its role in the world. The de Tocqueville discussion is simply part of that. As Martin Jacques, author of the best-selling When China Rules the World, puts it: "This belies the widely-held view in the West that because China is not a Western-style democracy, serious argument and debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134695/french-book-tells-only-part-story
  2. Confident delivery gives winning school the edge

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Kong'. This was a first-round match in the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. It was adjudicated by Jeff Bell, a NET from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School. Islamic argued ... some advice for the debaters. 'In a debate, it's important to give a good first impression. Debaters tend to be less confident with rebuttals. So it's easier to warm up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742336/confident-delivery-gives-winning-school-edge
  3. Debates heat up for semi-finals

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Stewards Pooi Kei College's hoped-for return to the final of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition was cut short after they fell to Pui Tak Canossian College in the sixth round. The debate was held last Wednesday at Pui Tak Canossian College. It was adjudicated by Karen Margetts, a native English teacher from Aberdeen Baptist Lui Ming Choi College, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731984/debates-heat-semi-finals
  4. Rebuttals give school the edge

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College defeated Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No 2 in the second round of the 11th Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating competition. The winner took the negative side of the motion: 'Hong Kong is protecting children's rights.' The debate took place at Islamic Kasim Tuet on Monday. The contest, jointly organised by the Native English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713606/rebuttals-give-school-edge
  5. Learning the art of persuasion

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Whining may have worked when you were a child, but not any more. If teenagers want to get what they want, they need to learn the art of persuasion, and debating can help them develop this skill. According to Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating Competition co-ordinator Stan Dyer, the trick to getting your allowance raised or negotiating your 'curfew' is to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691415/learning-art-persuasion
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Rise in housing prices renews debate on affordability

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Analysts say household affordability not the reason for higher property values but rather the imbalance between supply and demand Price rise renews debate on wealth Housing affordability is back in focus as property prices in the city show signs of picking up. According to BNP Paribas, indicators of housing affordability are stretched as household ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1551496/rise-housing-prices-renews-debate-affordability
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com Providing emergency help in good faith cannot be cause for malpractice lawsuit, experts say Courts, lawyers dispel fictitious doctor rumour A medical worker in Henan has been arrested for spreading a rumour- which ca ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  8. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Opposing sides in US immigration debate agree need for policy change

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by Reuters, MCT

    ... Agencies in Murrieta, California, and Los Angeles In flashpoint California town, protesters agree system for processing illegal arrivals is broken Both sides in U.S. immigration debate ... Texas. And those on both sides of the debate found some common ground: agreement that US government policy needs to change. Immigrant families are fleeing to the US from strife-torn Guatemala, El ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547552/opposing-sides-us-immigration-debate-agree-need-policy-change
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Weary Russians lament rash of 'absurd bills' being debated in the Duma

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Bans galore in rash of 'absurd bills' see citizens demanding mental health check of lawmaker Weary Russians lament dumb times in the Duma If Russian lawmakers have their way, smoking for women under 40 will soon be ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541147/weary-russians-lament-rash-absurd-bills-being-debated-duma
  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Debate over white paper both necessary and natural

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam There are many questions to be answered in Beijing's policy adjustment over Hong Kong Debate over white paper both necessary and natural The day Beijing released ... electoral reform. Given this, prolonged debate over the paper would be both necessary and natural. tammy.tam@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538456/debate-over-white-paper-both-necessary-and-natural

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