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  1. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Debate resurfaces over China carbon tax plan

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Senior finance official's call for new policy on emissions puts issue back on agenda, four years after it was stalled by global financial crisis Debate resurfaces over mainland carbon tax plan Calls for a tax on carbon emissions have resurfaced on the mainland in recent weeks, with a top policy official at the Ministry of Finance publicly ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Presidential debate breaks no new ground on relations with China

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blame game sounds the same The third and last US presidential debate- on foreign affairs- would have disappointed anyone who still hoped that the contest for leadership ... of the debate centred on the Muslim world and security. Both men focused on the domestic economic aspects of the complex Sino-US relationship, without even mentioning the imminent leadership change ...

  3. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Obama, Romney trade blows in debate on how to deal with China

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Obama, Romney trade blows on China policy US President Barack Obama, speaking in the third and final presidential debate yesterday, described China as both an adversary and a potential partner as the candidates vowed to get tough on Beijing's trade policies. In a debate that was supposed to be limited to foreign policy, Obama and his Republican ...


    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today's SCMP Debate is the last in a weekly series as part of our build-up to the 15th anniversary, on July 1, of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. ... effective ways to let the city's wealth cascade down to society's needy and poor. What has been most annoying in the past decade is the tedious and endless debating over trivial issues ...

  5. SCMP Debate

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today the SCMP Debate begins a weekly series as part of our build-up to the 15th anniversary, on July 1, of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. In our ... READER FEEDBACK Since the SCMP Debate series poses questions that affect all the people of Hong Kong, we are asking you toevaluate the responses by our panel members.Please rate their answers ...

  6. 'Economic nonsense' paints a different picture of yuan debate

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... way of looking at things, and sometimes the alternative picture may call for a very different policy response. Take the debate over China's currency. The conventional view is that Beijing ...

  7. Debate over role of women in space

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is a debate on the mainland as to whether it should send a woman into space. Many women have applied to become astronauts. But, according to a news report, female candidates have a huge disadvantage. While all the male candidates are top fighter pilots, the women have flown only cargo planes. Also, the women are not authorised to talk about the issue. I believe both men ...

  8. June 4 debate must be based on the facts

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... If this year is an exception, it is only because the debate has been even more intense and divisive. And, intriguingly, some students have hit the headlines. At RTHK's City Forum on Sunday, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong, should be given due respect. Free debate and discussion should always be encouraged and protected, especially with Hong Kong being such a cosmopolitan city, even if the subject matter may ... are the very people who should be defending citizens' rights and freedoms and initiating the necessary debates. In this case, the opposite has happened. Lo Ming-ka, North Point Friday should have ...

  10. Beijing's big freeze on climate debate

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... debate about rainfall levels during the last years of the Tang dynasty. Somehow during the 9th century, two great civilisations at opposite ends of the world collapsed- the Tang and the Maya ... debate ultimately turned on. The larger political question, however, is why senior people in Beijing were so sensitive about an esoteric climate theory of dynastic collapse, particularly ...




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