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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kong's laws covering crime, immigration and offences against the person. No government likes being accused of being soft on it. Hence the terse exchanges from time to time between the Hong Kong government and the US State Department, whose annual report on human trafficking has again criticised the city. The latest report identifies Hong Kong as a source territory as well as destination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
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    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at Chek Lap Kok probably would not have materialised had our environmental awareness been as strong as today. Thanks to the vision and foresight of our policymakers two decades ago, Hong Kong's edge as a regional aviation hub has been further enhanced. Back then, the environmental impact caused by construction of a brand new airport was, undoubtedly, much worse than building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
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    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ... but a more lasting solution is called for. For years, thousands of children have crossed the border for a Hong Kong kindergarten, primary or secondary education. Some rise absurdly early and some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538475/sake-children-build-hong-kong-schools-shenzhen
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    Public still needs to be convinced on right power option for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from the mainland, but it said Hong Kong should first build some new generators to maintain bargaining power over its purchase options. HK Electric rejected imports, citing the risk of power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535779/public-still-needs-be-convinced-right-power-option-hong-kong
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    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A legitimate role for Beijing Beijing has published dozens of white papers over the years, but few as sensitive in their timing as the one this week on Hong Kong ... on Hong Kong's political development. It makes it clear that while the city may enjoy a high degree of autonomy, this is only at Beijing's discretion. In other words, if Beijing can give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Switching Apec meeting to Beijing is a blow for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... speculation about the reason, which has inevitably linked it to the Occupy Central pro-democracy political rally planned for Hong Kong's financial district. Beijing has made plain its displeasure with this plan. To be sure, Hong Kong's experience in organising a number of big international events makes it seem a stretch to say that the city could not handle a change of date seven months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435914/switching-apec-meeting-beijing-blow-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... listing in Hong Kong or overseas is not helpful in that regard. Mainland finance officials should take time to think again about the new auditing rules before ending a brief consultation by the end of this month and introducing the changes before the end of the year. A landmark ruling on Friday by a Hong Kong court should prompt them to do so. The case involved an existing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520167/beijing-could-do-worse-follow-hong-kongs-market-rules
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's journey from cultural desert to Asian arts hub

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial From cultural desert to arts hub Hong Kong used to be ridiculed as a desert when it came to arts and culture. But the recent boom in art exhibitions and auctions has helped put the city on the world map. The opening of Art Basel in Hong Kong this week is set to further reinforce our reputation as an international arts hub. The event needs no introduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512273/hong-kongs-journey-cultural-desert-asian-arts-hub
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Incineration shows Hong Kong is serious about ending trade in ivory

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Ivory incineration sign we're serious So long as Hong Kong continued to stockpile confiscated ivory instead of destroying it, the city sent the wrong message to people ... was either being routed through or sourced from Hong Kong. It was prompted by China, which recently destroyed more than six tonnes of ivory in an expression of support for the battle against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513053/incineration-shows-hong-kong-serious-about-ending-trade
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sentences and confiscation of assets. They include countries of origin of illegal ivory in Africa, transit ports such as Hong Kong and consumer destinations, principally China and Thailand. To reinforce the message, China organised a ceremonial crushing of six tonnes of ornaments and elephant tusks worth up to US$12 million in January and, in May, Hong Kong destroyed an initial 1.2 tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549922/education-can-help-cut-chinas-demand-ivory

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