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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun law debate has knock-on effect

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Knock-on effect of US gun debate The world is watching while the US divides more bitterly than ever in a national debate it has had before, and must have again, on whether to accept more control of guns in the community. The horror of the shooting massacre last month of 20 small schoolchildren by a lone gunman remains fresh enough in the memory to compel attention. ...

  2. When evasion methods are legal but morals debatable

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on accounts held in their own name. Of course the morals of all this are very debatable. It must have been apparent to the advisers that there was little point in the structure being set up except ...

  3. Students to play candidates in mock presidential debate

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three local schools will battle it out in a mock-up of the US presidential debate today. The debate was proposed by Giancarlo Lee, a Year 13 student from South Island School. During the two-hour-long debate, at the General Chamber of Commerce, students from Hong Kong International School, South Island School and La Salle College will take turns playing Republican ...

  4. Round one to Kerry- and TV debates

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Televised American presidential debates have generally been all style and no substance. No candidate wants to be caught off guard in front of millions of viewers, so the events are stage-managed to minimise the risks of exposure. But surprisingly, substance did play a part in yesterday's debate on foreign policy between President George W. Bush and Senator ...

  5. Divided they stand

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... firmly set on preparations for today's landmark chief executive forum. The exchange of views broadcast tonight may be a long way from the frank and at times highly charged debates for US ... offer a chance for the public to get a live glimpse of the two personalities in a manner approaching the pivotal debates that can be turning points in televised US presidential debates. Some ...

  6. US dances on debt's cliff edge

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Winston Churchill famously said that, 'you can always count on Americans to do the right thing after they've tried everything else'. Given the dangerous game being played between the White House and the US Congress on budget ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Demand for US-style poll forum fuels debate' on page A2 yesterday should have said it had been suggested Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wanted no more than two debates during the chief executive election, not debates limited to two people. It should also have said there appeared to be no consensus on the approach to take in the debates. The errors were made during ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Pro-gun lobby distorting constitution

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Position of pro-gun activists in US flawed and hypocritical The Newtown massacre last month that resulted in 27 deaths, including those of 20 children, has once again renewed debate on gun control in the United States. While the debate will continue, as legislators such as Democrat Dianne Feinstein promised to propose a bill to restrict the use and sale of certain assault weapons ...

  9. News - World - SECURITY

    US spy agency seeks probe into leaks over Prism surveillance programme

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Agencies in Washington

    ... a right to know and openly debate what the government was doing. “Every time there’s a whistle blower, someone who exposes government wrongdoing, the tactic is to demonize them as a traitor,” he ... to learn about this massive spying apparatus and what the capabilities are, so we can have an open, honest debate.” Clapper said he understood public concerns about the invasion of privacy ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anybody up here could probably beat Obama. I think he's beating himself Republican contender Ron Paul during the Iowa debate ...




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