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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Debates on spending 'show poor planning'

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Hong Kong is seeing more controversy over spending plans because the government is doing a poor job of debating the issues in advance, according ... to react. 'The increasing number of debates over government policies has nothing to do with the looming elections- it is the lack of preparation and consultation work that matter,' said ...

  9. US debt debate not democracy at best

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to put the best gloss on America's debt debacle. 'These kinds of debates have been a constant in our political life throughout the history of our republic and sometimes they are messy,' the US secretary of state said in Hong Kong on Monday, 'but this is how an open and democratic society ultimately comes together to reach the right ...

  10. Penalties debated for proposed flat offences

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com The steering committee studying proposed laws to regulate the sale of new flats should have its draft report ready by the end of August. Legislator Lee Wing-tat- one of the 13 members of the committee, which is expected ...




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