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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. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... that has emerged from the latest SCMP debate. The politicians and academics invited to express their views were split on key matters related to the nominating committee that will be formed to name ... of civic nomination is... a gesture of respect for the citizen's right in the process, but the number of voters required is open for discussion." READ: SCMP Debate- How could the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560756/little-sign-consensus-2017-election-scmp-debate
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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