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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Sociologist should show basic grasp of global economy in calling for France to default on debt Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates When I was 10 years old, I hatched a plan to solve the energy crisis- that we should all go back to riding horses- and was really annoyed that the grown-ups snickered at this simple, elegant solution. If Facebook had been ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been dragged into the debate over the white paper by a sharp-eyed reader. He notes that the government's executive power appears to have diminished in the white ... attempts to recast the debate over political reform in Hong Kong and make it an issue of national security, which is synonymous with the maintenance of the Communist Party. Together with references ...

  3. Nuclear debate grows heated

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Kau Yan College and SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School met in the third round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition to debate on the motion: 'Nuclear power (fission) should have a place in Hong Kong's future.' Kau Yan College supported the motion and SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School opposed it. The debate at Kau Yan College in Tai Po, on May 29, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hard questions in pension debate If an issue has been debated for a long time without a consensus, it means it is highly contentious; or decision-makers have just tiptoed ... for a review, he said the MPF scheme, despite its inadequacies, should not be scrapped. Tsang may think his account of the debate over the past decades would help the public appreciate that successive ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Ronny Tong pushes debate on nominating committee for 2017 poll

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by Tanna Chong

    ... to stimulate debate on the composition of the nominating committee, the body empowered by the Basic Law to nominate chief executive candidates when democracy arrives in 2017. "I wish to push for society's discussion of the nominating committee … There has been sufficient debate on whether to allow voters to nominate candidates," said Tong, who has tabled his own proposal excluding ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - REDEFINING HONG KONG

    The business leaders who aren’t worried about Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:47pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... threats to Hong Kong's competitiveness than Occupy Central, speakers at the South China Morning Post 's Redefining Hong Kong debate said yesterday. "We have no problems with Occupy ... grew up in Scotland. The political debate in Hong Kong is insignificant compared to Scotland." Debate over whether Scotland should secede from the United Kingdom is at fever pitch. Hogg ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    End in sight to epic budget debate

    Posted May 31st 2014, 03:32am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Final vote on government spending could come as soon as next week End in sight to epic budget debate Lawmakers could give final approval to the government ... in yesterday's eight-hour meeting. Legco will debate the bill again on Wednesday before it votes on its third and final reading, ending an affair that has dragged on since April 30. The progress has ...

  8. Tam Pak Yu's day

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei In round six of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition division three debate, STFA Tam Pak Yu College matched up against Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School to tackle the motion 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to take care of its poor'. Tam Pak Yu took the affirmative view and Sam Yuk the negative. The debate took place last Tuesday at STFA Tam Pak Yu ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... than even climate change, as debates can feature religion, racism, eugenics and genocide. Yet overpopulation has long been a concern to me, and seems timely in Hong Kong given arguments raging ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In East-West debate, opposing ideas are necessary for creativity

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 08:04pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the East-West debate on a global political order can't ignore holistic thinking While no values may be universal, opposing ideas are necessary to life In the early 1990s, a fierce East-West debate arose about whether the economic success of Asia was due to Asian values of hard work, fealty and paternalistic government, largely attributable ...




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