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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials ... investigations by Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety have yielded little. So far all we know is that a handful of companies imported oil from the Taiwanese supplier in question, and that food chain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The unsung heroes who make Hong Kong special

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unsung heroes make HK special Ask anyone what embodies the Hong Kong spirit and you will get an array of answers- optimism, perseverance, enterprise, versatility, ... and soul that make Hong Kong special. The people who manifest these positive qualities do not always get the appreciation they deserve. For this the media is partly responsible. The tendency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581973/unsung-heroes-who-make-hong-kong-special
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Remain alert to forces of nature Given its subtropical location on the southern shores of China, Hong Kong has weathered countless typhoons over the years. Strong winds ... the city has learned to prepare for typhoons over the years; it also reminds us of the havoc wrought by killer storms like Wanda (1962), Hope (1979) and Ellen (1983). Hong Kong has since come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580139/hong-kong-must-remain-alert-dangers-posed-forces-nature
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central campaign should be called off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not bring Hong Kong closer to democracy. Some even accuse it of pushing Beijing into tighter restrictions. Despite the threats of class boycotts and protests, the National People's Congress ... manner. There are other legitimate means to pressure Beijing and the Hong Kong government for democracy. The organisers should call off the occupy plan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584666/occupy-central-campaign-should-be-called
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic cautionis warranted The stock market has been on a roll, buoyed by positive sentiment over the launch in October of two-way share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Home owners could never have been happier; housing prices hit record highs in June. Continuing low interest rates make loans affordable. The warnings of rough times ahead by Financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Imperfect electoral model is still a step forward

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... framework for electing Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017. True, the arrangements are not as democratic as many would have liked. But the resolution made by the highest state organ is constitutionally binding on Hong Kong. For one person, one vote to be achieved, the city has no choice but to follow the rules. Imperfect as it is, the model is still a step forward. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582499/imperfect-electoral-model-still-step-forward
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Good governance vital in Pakistan Pakistan's turbulent politics is proof that democracy is not in itself a solution to a country's challenges. Prime Minister Nawaz ... have failed to take into account their control of the country's nuclear arsenal, importance in foreign policy and links to the Taliban. Democracy is about serving society's needs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584010/good-governance-key-maintaining-democracy-pakistan
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Fernando Chui Sai-on's leadership. Chui's bid for a second term was never in doubt. The victory- with close to 96 per cent support- is reminiscent of Hong Kong's 2002 election, in which Tung Chee-hwa was re-elected without a vote cast. But Hong Kong has since moved forward and is trying to put in place a model that will, hopefully, enable all voters to choose the leader ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Songstress who bridged divide Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi would have sunk into historical obscurity in Hong Kong and on the mainland except for a classic Canto-pop song. The eponymous hit ballad by Jacky Cheung Hok-yau introduced a generation of Hong Kong people to "Li Hsiang-lan", the Chinese name she used as a renowned actress and singer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594901/yoshiko-yamaguchi-songstress-who-bridged-divide
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family ties can only take a leader so far

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with the type of political system, level of economic development or culture and ethnic composition of a population. Dictatorships and democracies alike the world over have made public office a family ... that there is a sense that it is becoming a normal part of politics. But the latest elections in the region's biggest democracies rebut the idea: Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo and Indian Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592661/family-ties-can-only-take-leader-so-far

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