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  1. SCMP Debate

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We are calling this third instalment of the SCMP's chief executive debate series the 'crossfire' debate. It allows the candidates for the first time to directly address ... question to the two other candidates. The result: we think this debate offers a lively exchange of views. As before, their responses have been listed in alphabetical order according ...

  2. letters

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hung Sai-sai, Pooi To Middle School Ideas speak louder than grammar Recently I took part in a debate for the first time in two years. In the past, I was a Chinese debater, but now I have switched to English. The context of debates in the two languages shouldn't be much different. However I noticed that English debaters put more emphasis on delivery and pronunciation. I am ...

  3. Hong Kong profits from yuan debate

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... way off, otherwise there would have been little point in setting up selected channels for limited two-way flows of yuan. Moreover, there is debate over whether China is moving too soon ...

  4. Business - Companies - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    Hong Kong-listed firms 'not ready' for disclosure law

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by ENCOH YIU

    ... are not disclosed in a timely fashion. The legislation followed more than 10 years of debate and was designed to put market transparency in Hong Kong on par with international standards. Prior ...

  5. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong mulls quota for female directors

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the big debate not just here in Hong Kong but in Europe as well. In Hong Kong, many listed companies, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, do not agree a quota system is the solution. ... nothing changed until 2005, Norway finally enacted the quota law that stipulated companies must ensure 40 per cent of directors are women by January 1, 2008. In the debates preceding the law, some ...

  6. HK$2 fare scheme calls for full debate

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and will therefore enjoy a better social life if transport fares are reduced. But the cost and apparent shift in policy raise legitimate questions. A thorough debate is needed before asking taxpayers to sign ...

  7. Commission, fee debate continues

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis When it comes to paying financial planning advisers, there is still heated, but unresolved debate in Hong Kong on fee-based versus commission-based services. With the exception of the few independent financial planning firms who charge fees, the bulk of the industry here operates on a commission-based system. Polls by financial services organisations suggest about half ...

  8. City starts debate on HK patent protection

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong should seek wider recognition for the patents it issues in an effort to support its creative industries, the government was urged yesterday. Businesses are particularly keen to get swifter protection for their products o ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growing market the new selling point for multinationals

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... but not in the way the public debate presumes. First, there is nothing new in the shifts of manufacturing locations across the world. Take two very different examples: textiles and electronics manufacturing. ...

  10. Extended debate on runway ruled out

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam and Simpson Cheung The Airport Authority will not extend the consultation period for its proposal to build a HK$136.2 billion third runway at Hong Kong International Airport, which is set to end on Friday, despite appeals by lawmakers and an all ...




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