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  1. A crucial debate with China at a crossroads

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

    ... recent long essay on the subject is timely and important. And hopefully not so much the last word on the subject as the start of a lively debate on foreign policy, both internationally and among ... This is an important question for the nation, and one which would benefit from much open debate among Foreign Ministry officials, lawmakers, academics and ordinary people. Dai's article is further proof ...

  2. 'Spider Woman' sparks debate about treatment of domestic helpers

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo She has been dubbed 'Spider Woman of Macau' and has provoked rather fierce debates in that city's blogosphere and newspapers. Some posts blasted her callous ... on occasion doing similarly hazardous stunts. Come to think of it, we need a debate about how we treat our own helpers. ...

  3. Dragon debate reflects Beijing's growing sense of image

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... academic to recently suggest China should drop the mythical creature as a national icon. The idea later sparked a fiery debate in print and online media, with many ridiculing it. However ... a controversial nuclear deal. Politicians and public in Japan and South Korea are debating how to balance their political and military ties with the US at a time when China is becoming the larger trading ...

  4. Top debater books place in UK contest

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... in debates. Enid Li Wing-yui of St Paul's Convent School was the first runner-up in the SAR contest, followed by Carol Wong Luk-woon of St Stephen's Girls' School. ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The picture captioned 'Pan Wei' accompanying the feature, 'A grown-up debate about democracy... in Hong Kong', on page 11 of the February 13 edition of the Sunday Morning Post was not that of Professor Pan Wei, director of the Centre for Chinese and Global Affairs at Peking University. We apologise for the error. ...

  6. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the youth suicide rate. The news is likely to reignite debate about the ageing population in Hong Kong, which still has a low birth rate. Experts warn that the growing number of elderly people ...

  7. Tempers flare over snacking tourist on MTR

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A video clip of a quarrel between Hong Kong and mainland passengers on a Hong Kong MTR train has sparked widespread online debate on the mainland. The video, ... sparked debate among Hong Kong internet users, some of it hostile. One called @tempe1208 said the behaviour was 'uncivilised as usual' and that Hongkongers had shown too much patience ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani When 'meddling' is really a contribution to healthy debate Did Wang Guangya meddle in Hong Kong's affairs by labelling our civil servants as good followers ... at it this way: Wang stirred debate on a crucial Hong Kong issue. And debate is good in a free society. Time to wean ourselves off our addiction to cheap maids Let's face it, excluding foreign ...

  9. Students stand up and speak outabout Darfur crisis

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The Holocaust during the second world war and the genocide in Rwanda remain etched in our collective psyche,' said Heather. 'The Darfurian issue has also provoked heated debates across ... by the Chinese.' A series of debates, writing sessions, guest talks and movie screenings related to the contentious issue has been arranged on campus. 'We are going to stage a screening of Darfur Now ...

  10. No need for shouting at your own people

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... row. It was an ugly picture, putting everyone in a bad light. But the supercilious tone of the Hongkongers was even more off-putting. The clip has sparked widespread online debate ...




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