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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hard questions in pension debate If an issue has been debated for a long time without a consensus, it means it is highly contentious; or decision-makers have just tiptoed ... for a review, he said the MPF scheme, despite its inadequacies, should not be scrapped. Tsang may think his account of the debate over the past decades would help the public appreciate that successive ...

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    Protests over, Taiwan must now have a rational debate on source of power

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for rational debate on power President Ma Ying-jeou's decision to halt construction of Taiwan's nearly completed but controversial fourth nuclear power plant ... prominent officials of the ruling Kuomintang have doubts about whether it should go ahead. The debate now moves on to the issue of power supply, the sensitive question of costs versus safety, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All sides involved in political reform debate must narrow their differences

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for the first time to elect the chief executive in 2017. After months of heated debate, it is becoming increasingly clear that the proposal put forward by some pan-democrats does not have a firm legal ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing should resist pressure to turn on the fiscal tap

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

    ... in the beach resort of Beidaihe, which establishes the tone for important political and economic policy issues. The secret discussions this year are bound to include vigorous about debate whether ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to increase, so does the expectation for equal rights and opportunities. The review is based on the commission's working experience over the past 18 years. It is in the public interest to debate ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to deal with safety and privacy, issues that are hotly debated elsewhere. Yet drones are the perfect tools for snooping. With miniature cameras mounted, they can zip by windows, track people ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

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

    ... laws and policies. The court's ruling has implications for debate and legal challenges over surveillance and mobile phone tracking by the US National Security Agency. President Barack ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. The debate boils down to weighing the economic gains against social and environmental costs. While pursuing competitiveness and growth is unobjectionable, concerns about marine life and pollution ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public still needs to be convinced on right power option for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Doubts on power must be resolved The public consultation on energy supply has generated heated debate in the community. That it has netted more than 10,000 submissions over ... the so-called grid purchase option. During the consultation, the government and the two existing power suppliers debated the merits and drawbacks of the latter option. The pictures they have painted ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tough tasks are piling up for CY Leung

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 160-odd achievements in housing, transport, health care, labour and governance. Whether they amount to what Leung describes as "significant progress" is open to debate, though. To many, ...




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