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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Conflict between Leung Chun-ying and John Tsang Chun-wah can spur debate on city's future

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Top two's differences on city's spending should stir up debate What happens to a government when its leader and its financial chief seem to be at odds; not about ... for all which needs confidence, not only from the government but also from the public, and this needs to be built through more rational debates. In this regard, what seems ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong lawmakers snub debate on city's hottest issue: housing

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:31am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Only four housing committee officials turn up, delaying important discussions on HK's housing supply policies Lawmakers snub debate on hottest issue ... officials present to take questions in the scheduled 1½ hour debate. It was the first Legco meeting called off this year. "I'm very disappointed and upset. Housing and land issues ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Coronation Street ignites euthanasia debate in Britain

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 01:15am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Soap opera ignites euthanasia debate More than 10 million people watched the long-running soap Coronation Street on Monday as Hayley Cropper, sick with incurable ... reflected debates in society on issues ranging from gay relationships to racism. ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Paris anti-abortion rally attracts thousands before parliament debate

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Anti-abortion rally attracts thousands Thousands of people protested against abortion in France in a Paris rally on the eve of a parliamentary debate ... to draft a bill that would ban abortions except in cases of rape or threat to the mother's health. France's left-wing-dominated parliament was yesterday due to start debating a bill ...

  5. News - World - DATA PRIVACY

    Americans tune out NSA spying debate, divided over Snowden’s motives: survey

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:55pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Although Edward Snowden’s revelations last year of widespread US surveillance has generated headlines and triggered a rethink on data privacy around the world, the American public has paid scant attention to the government’s policy changes ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by STAFF

    ... will be able to stand in presidential elections in July. Analysts say the front runner to become the next president is Jakarta governor Joko Widodo.   Legislative Council starts budget debate Legislative councillors start their annual debate on the budget. The debate is likely to be lengthy because councillors have submitted more than 1,900 amendments. People Power legislators plan ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform debate calls for pragmatism: Albert Ho

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Politicians should be pragmatic about reform process, ex-Democrats leader says, stressing that public nomination is not the only way Electoral debate needs reality check: Albert Ho Responsible politicians should be pragmatic about electoral reform instead of simply claiming the moral high ground, former Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan ...

  9. News - China Insider - GM food

    China's raging GM food debate leads to libel suit between fraud-buster, TV anchorman

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:32pm by Chris Luo

    ... debate with him over genetically-modified food. Fang, better known by his pen name, Fang Zhouzi, is a controversial US-educated biochemist famous for years of anti-fraud efforts in areas of life ... The dispute began with the two’s fierce debates over consumption and production of GM food in China. Over the past few months Fang had been aggressively promoting domestically-produced ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Albert Ho urges pan-democrats to be 'more pragmatic' in suffrage debate

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:12am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Former Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan urged warring pan-democrats to be “more pragmatic” amid debates on universal suffrage in 2017, insisting the bottom line was that any proposal must conform to international requirements. The pan-democratic camp remains split over whether registered voters must be given the right to nominate candidates ...




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