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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Manila deal can inform the debate on political reform

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Paul Yip

    ... Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai Resolution of hostage tragedy row reminds us of importance of compromise as we discuss 2017 Manila deal can inform the debate on political reform It is encouraging to see a deal made between the Philippine government and the victims' families to end a 32-month stand-off over the Manila hostage tragedy, which claimed the lives of eight ...

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    Pragmatism will see Hong Kong through the heated electoral reform debate

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong We should focus on finding common ground and getting the democratic procedures right Pragmatism will see us through the reform debate The public consultation on how ... of their political stance. How this common wish is to be achieved is a major challenge. The composition and electorate base of the nominating committee should be hot debating points. But the National ...

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    Manila hostage crisis debate takes a swerve towards the ridiculous

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 05:23am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Victims of hostage crisis deserve sympathy, not crass interventions by officials and lawmakers Manila debate swerves towards the ridiculous For some time now I have been watching with growing incredulity the statements of our political leaders on the subject of the Philippine hostage incident of 2010. They seem to be competing with one another to see who can come ...

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    A debate that must be for the people and by the people

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:52am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Public consultation on population policy is imminent but some myths stand in the way A debate that must be for the people and by the people The government is going to engage the public on population policy soon. As a non-official member of the steering committee on population policy, I am delighted to see the present administration committed to identifying ...

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    Old-age allowance debate continues

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien Marathon sessions discussing the issue may be missing the point completely Living allowance debate drags on For those who enjoy suspense or drama, there is no better performance than the current debate on the Old Age Living Allowance. In the political arena, protagonists in the drama are officials of an executive-led government on the one hand, ...

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    This critique of capitalism hits the nail on the head

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by PERRY LAM

    ... on capital. That is why progressive taxation- in particular taxation of wealth and inheritance- can make a real dent in inequality. He could be wrong. But let us start a debate on whether a wealth tax ...

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    Apathy, not criticism, is the true enemy of culture

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 04:29am by PERRY LAM

    ... debate. Dissent, in this case, can be the highest form of patriotism. Any cultural enthusiast will tell you that his enjoyment of a film, concert, exhibition or stage performance will be enhanced, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Obama has stood tall while his country crumbles around him

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Facing the harshest of tests the US president has displayed judgment, restraint and resolve Obama has stood tall while his country crumbles around him There is going to be a lot of debate in years to come about when the decline of the United States began, and what triggered it. But the events of the last few weeks have shown beyond doubt that the world's superpower ...

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    Calling for trust in these tough times

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... executive through universal suffrage. But just how to ensure Hong Kong people get the right in 2017 to nominate, stand for and vote for our leader has been a point of debate of late. Paradoxically, ...

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    Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... legislators from People Power and the League of Social Democrats decided to use the debate on the Appropriation Bill 2013 to filibuster if that was what it would take to get what they wanted. What ...




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