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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi must seek engagement

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... decades-old border disputes, is central to that objective. India got off on the right foot with China. Modi told visiting Premier Li Keqiang in May that Sino-Indian relations were a priority, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing should resist pressure to turn on the fiscal tap

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Don't turn on the fiscal tap The mainland economy's second-quarter performance restored growth to the policy target of 7.5 per cent, from an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent the previous quarter. This confounded market expectations and bears out Premier Li Keqiang's statement that the economy was doing better in the second quarter. Recent, targeted ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Room for improvement in education

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... scores required for university entry, the examinations authority noted a steady improvement in performance. This included a marked improvement in the core subject of English, in which 52.8 per ... worst this year. This has left a number of candidates in the ironic position of having qualified in all the core subjects, including English, bar their own language. The improvement in English ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Soccer-mad Asia falls short again in World Cup

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

    ... take part in top European leagues. The next World Cup is in Russia, which does not bode well for Asian countries. Perhaps a way forward in the long run lies in Asia pushing for more exposure ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

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

    ... and investment. It would make sense to use his experience as the model to rejuvenate India's flagging economy. China is only too aware of the opportunities. Premier Li Keqiang was the first foreign ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Unity in Thailand rests on fairness for all sides

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Yingluck Shinawatra as benefiting the opposition demonstrators. The circumstances are similar to the last coup in 2006, which removed Yingluck's brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, as premier ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's railway vision has its limits

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from China's northeast to Russia, through 200km of tunnels under the Bering Strait, to Alaska, Canada and then the continental US. Premier Li Keqiang also raised the prospect during his ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libraries still play a vital role

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... but for school assignments as they have to fit in with the exam-oriented education system". He may have a point, going by the most borrowed English and Chinese-language adult non-fiction books last year, which were old Use of English AS-level and Certificate of Education Chinese exam papers. The department says the fall in borrowing reflects a global trend in reading habits and library ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

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

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

    ... in the art world. First held annually in Basel and Miami, the premier show of modern and contemporary art landed in Hong Kong last year after taking over Art HK, the city's annual art fair. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Nigerian leaders are also to blame for abduction of schoolgirls

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to Jonathan after talks with visiting Premier Li Keqiang. Jonathan leads a corrupt government whose impotence over the abduction has done nothing for its credibility. His belated response followed two ...




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