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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on government subsidies. A fast-ageing population adds a further burden on taxpayers in the long run. A debate on the way forward is just a matter of time. There are some who object fundamentally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579597/debate-universal-pension-highlights-need-tax-reform
  3. Comment - Debates - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: What say will voters have in nominating 2017 chief executive candidates?

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by STAFF

    ... Every Hong Kong voter will get to cast a ballot in the 2017 chief executive election. But what say will they have in nominating candidates? For the second part of the Post's debate series on electoral reform, we asked politicians, business leaders and academics for the best way to select candidates.   Q1 How can the nominating committee for naming chief executive candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1570706/scmp-debate-what-say-will-voters-have-nominating-2017-chief
  4. Comment - Debates - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: How could the chief executive nominating committee be more representative?

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by STAFF

    ... The SCMP begins a two-part series about the chief executive election in 2017, the most important- and contentious- electoral reform since the implementation of "one country, two systems" in 1997. We ask leading politicians and academics for thei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1560575/scmp-debate-how-could-chief-executive-nominating-committee-be-more
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Still poles apart in reform debate Hong Kong is nowhere near consensus on universal suffrage. Despite a five-month public consultation, the political divide remains just as deep. But however polarised we are, there is one point of consensus- the urgent need for the stakeholders to engage each other and try to iron out their differences. This is not happening, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560058/both-sides-are-still-poles-apart-debate-political-reform
  6. 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
  7. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Sociologist should show basic grasp of global economy in calling for France to default on debt Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates When I was 10 years old, I hatched a plan to solve the energy crisis- that we should all go back to riding horses- and was really annoyed that the grown-ups snickered at this simple, elegant solution. If Facebook had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1533830/simplistic-arguments-add-nothing-policy-debates
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been dragged into the debate over the white paper by a sharp-eyed reader. He notes that the government's executive power appears to have diminished in the white ... attempts to recast the debate over political reform in Hong Kong and make it an issue of national security, which is synonymous with the maintenance of the Communist Party. Together with references ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1532107/white-paper-triggers-heated-debate
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523480/pension-debate-throws-hard-questions-about-financial-burden
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... It isn't appropriate to vent his bitterness [on national TV] about a legal dispute with a Chinese company Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop on businessman Clive Palmer's rant about China   I don't think we can save any money for when my husband retires. I'm not sure what will happen Housewife Chen Yiping on future prospects for her family amid debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577176/who-said-it

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