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  1. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    ‘NSA could have written this’: Edward Snowden slams British surveillance bill

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:11am

    ... condemned the new surveillance bill being pushed through the British parliament this week, expressing concern about the speed at which it is being done, a lack of public debate, fear-mongering, ... immediately without any debate, just taking their word for it, despite the fact that these exact same authorities were just declared unlawful by the European court of justice”. Is it really going ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Pan-democrats’ talks in Shanghai only first step in reform debate with Beijing

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:42pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Outcome suggests Beijing is willing to continue dialogue with pan-democratic camp over 2017 chief executive election, but only up to a point Shanghai talks only the first step Even before pan-democratic lawmakers flew to S ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats willing to meet Zhang for ‘open’ debate

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:43am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Invitation for more talks on electoral reform with mainland officials in Hong Kong gets positive response, but with a couple of provisos We'll talk, say pan-democrats, if they'll listen At least 12 pan-democrats have ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    16 jailed over HK$7.9m ivory haul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by DANNY MOK AND CHRIS LAU

    ... burning some of the 33 tonnes of illegal ivory seized between 2000 and last year after years of debate about how to dispose of it. All but five tonnes of seized ivory will be destroyed in the next ...

  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts Science students embroiled in plant safety debate The latest public protests over paraxylene (PX) manufacturing followed a disheartening pattern: a local government suddenly unveils the planned project to the public, who in turn demand additional information- ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... change would need to go through due process. But on the other hand, due process does not dictate refusal to debate the future of our market." You can see where he is going with this. He ... competitiveness, he says. So for all the chat about having a rational debate, Li's discourse does not take the discussion any further and is a restatement of the view that if Hong Kong sticks to one ...

  7. News - World

    Somalia's singing lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead in ambush

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... in 2009 in Djibouti, when she sang about turmoil that had ripped apart her nation and about how the gun rather than debate determined who ruled. Al-Shabab, with its own strict interpretation ...

  8. Clear team line scores victory

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ho Fung College lost to SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School in the fourth round of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating Competition last Wednesday. The two teams squared off on the motion ... of the affirmative laid out a clear team line, making it easy for the audience to follow,' Mary Thorpe, an English teacher (NET) from Pui Kiu College who was one of the debate's adjudicators, said. ...

  9. No debating the Net's benefits

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... to benefit from this technology- students are taking part in online school-to-school debates. With support from the Joint School Information Technology Association, the first Hong Kong and Inter-City Schools Real Time Debate on Net was held in 2001. That contest was between 16 local schools, but in its third year the competition began to include teams from outside the city. In online debating ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Supply more details for better debate on Hong Kong’s future energy mix

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:24pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau welcomes government's neutral stance on power supply Supply more details for better debate on HK's future fuel mix The Environment Bureau has recently picked ... only just begun, the government could provide more details so environmental groups, and the community in general, could more effectively take part in the debate. Officials should look ...




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