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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Economic empowerment of women can unlock door to sustainable development

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 02:30pm by DR SHAMSHAD AKHTAR

    ... to sustainable development Change is in the air: today, women have better access to education, health services and jobs, as well as a greater voice in parliaments. However, progress in women's empowerment has been slow and uneven. Growth and development gains have not been shared equally, with development gaps wider for the poor, ethnic minorities and those at the lower end of the income ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Developer submits new application for Peak hotel

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 07:10am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We appear to have been somewhat hasty in pronouncing last week that the controversial heritage hotel planned for 27 Lugard Road on the Peak had been dropped. The developer, Crown Empire, which is controlled by Yau Tang-tit, brother of Chief Executive Office director Edward Yau Tang-wah, had indeed withdrawn its original application for the scheme but has since ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong well placed to further develop cruise ship business

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:14am

    ... Kong's strategic location and tourist attractions, we are well placed to further develop the market. Now that the hardware has been put in place, it should be given time to reach its full ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism means that tens of millions of people who have never been beyond Ch ...

  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... government, a free enterprise economy, civil liberties, and the rule of law would inevitably be overwhelmed by populism, through the development of democracy. This narrative sees democracy ... to be bridged. To them, progress in 2017 would be an important step towards reducing the uncertainties of political development. This could improve governance, restore the capacity to adopt sound ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Rising wages for construction workers pressure mainland developers

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:44pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Construction boom forcing firms to pay more to recruit workers as HK also under strain Mainland developers feel pressure of rising wages Hong Kong developers ... of a leading mainland developer, Bricks & Mortar was told that a lack of skilled manpower was creating headaches in the industry. Developers are needing to pay more to recruit workers amid ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Developers exploiting property loophole Few people outside its neighbourhood have heard of Leung Faat Noodle Shop. But its fight with a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development should concern us because it involves a basic private property right. It could leave gaping loopholes for developers to exploit at the expense of minority flat owners on old private ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By cutting interest rates, China puts its foot down on slower growth

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:34pm by Stephen Roach

    ... to the global growth cycle. Given that development strategies begin to fail when economies reach middle-income status- a threshold that China is rapidly approaching- China cannot afford to allow mounting cyclical risks to undermine its structural transformation. The fact is that only structural transformation can lift a middle-income developing country to high-income developed status. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it? November 24, 2014

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by STAFF

    ... Children are like sponges … if they learn about Alzheimer's, they will remember it Gwen Kao Wong May-wan on her foundation's work to promote awareness of the disease   Government expenditure on infrastructure projects could fall by more than HK$20 billion Hong Kong Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po   For me and the fans, it's the fight we want … it's time ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Beijing not honest about its role in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing not honest about its role in HK's political development I refer to comments made by National People's Congress Standing Committee deputy secretary general and Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei on Monday regarding the new arrangements for the chief executive election in 2017. He told his audience that Hong Kong had experienced faster progress in democracy ...




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