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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws. The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  2. Comment - Debates - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: What say will voters have in nominating 2017 chief executive candidates?

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by STAFF

    ... Every Hong Kong voter will get to cast a ballot in the 2017 chief executive election. But what say will they have in nominating candidates? For the second part of the Post's debate series on electoral reform, we asked politicians, business leaders and academics for the best way to select candidates.   Q1 How can the nominating committee for naming chief executive candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1570706/scmp-debate-what-say-will-voters-have-nominating-2017-chief
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fiery Scotland debate surprisingly won by anti-independence leader

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Poll shows Alistair Darling beat Alex Salmond in TV clash ahead of go-it-alone referendum Unionist wins fiery Scotland debate The leaders in the battle for and against Scottish independence clashed in a heated live television debate, six weeks ahead of a historic referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. First Minister Alex Salmond, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567677/tempers-flare-heated-tv-debate-ahead-vote-scottish-independence
  4. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    NBA will reopen debate in wake of Paul George injury

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:21pm by Associated Press

    ... Eddie Sefko League commissioner Adam Silver reacts to remarks by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who opposes players taking part in global tournaments like the Olympics Cuban expects George injury to spark change NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would reopen debate on the merits of participating in international events following Paul George's gruesome injury, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1566437/mark-cuban-expects-paul-george-injury-spark-change
  5. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... that has emerged from the latest SCMP debate. The politicians and academics invited to express their views were split on key matters related to the nominating committee that will be formed to name ... of civic nomination is... a gesture of respect for the citizen's right in the process, but the number of voters required is open for discussion." READ: SCMP Debate- How could the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560756/little-sign-consensus-2017-election-scmp-debate
  6. Comment - Debates - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: How could the chief executive nominating committee be more representative?

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by STAFF

    ... The SCMP begins a two-part series about the chief executive election in 2017, the most important- and contentious- electoral reform since the implementation of "one country, two systems" in 1997. We ask leading politicians and academics for thei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1560575/scmp-debate-how-could-chief-executive-nominating-committee-be-more
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Still poles apart in reform debate Hong Kong is nowhere near consensus on universal suffrage. Despite a five-month public consultation, the political divide remains just as deep. But however polarised we are, there is one point of consensus- the urgent need for the stakeholders to engage each other and try to iron out their differences. This is not happening, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560058/both-sides-are-still-poles-apart-debate-political-reform
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Rise in housing prices renews debate on affordability

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Analysts say household affordability not the reason for higher property values but rather the imbalance between supply and demand Price rise renews debate on wealth Housing affordability is back in focus as property prices in the city show signs of picking up. According to BNP Paribas, indicators of housing affordability are stretched as household ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1551496/rise-housing-prices-renews-debate-affordability
  9. Nothing compares to a metaphor

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Secondary School chose the more subtle, but deadly accurate, metaphor. And, in this case, victory went to the metaphor. It was the first round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, with Pentecostal supporting the motion 'Hong Kong teenagers are too attached to electronic gadgets' and Fukien arguing against it. The debate took place on Monday at Fukien Secondary School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996146/nothing-compares-metaphor
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com Providing emergency help in good faith cannot be cause for malpractice lawsuit, experts say Courts, lawyers dispel fictitious doctor rumour A medical worker in Henan has been arrested for spreading a rumour- which ca ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby

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