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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosperous Chinais good for the EU President Xi Jinping could not have timed his European trip better. With relations between the European Union and Russia fraught over ... between China and the EU is already US$588.6 billion and it will be substantially boosted by the deals signed during Xi's tour. There will be dramatically greater gains if a free trade ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

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

    ... and in the United States for spitting on carpets in hotels and casinos. Tour groups have a reputation for being loud, pushy and unruly- not unusual on the mainland, but considered bad manners in many other ... in their rooms in preference to patronising local restaurants. Chinese are spending big on tour packages and luxury goods, infusing much-needed cash into economies. But when they leave, locals are often ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    West faces challenge in tackling threat of home-grown jihadis

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... their citizenship. European countries have yet to consider such restrictions, allowing nationals to freely move to and from the conflict zone. The US is already cracking down on those suspected of wanting ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bicycle revival isjust what we need Ji Cheng has been the lanterne rouge- the red lamp at the back of the train- of the Tour de France. In the jargon of the annual race, this is the rider who brings up the rear in the overall time standings. It is not that Ji would have been invisible otherwise. He sacrificed himself early on in the tour with long shifts on the front ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Do not close the door on Russia

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... country, for which there had been economic sanctions and diplomatic snubs. The US and European allies have toughened measures and Australian politicians are calling for the Russian leader ... before the July 17 downing of MH17 showed almost three-quarters of Americans and Europeans held unfavourable views. Only in East Asia was support strong, with backing in China the highest at 66 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Consequences of regime change Few Libyans shed a tear when dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown by Western-backed militias three years ago. The United States and its European allies used UN-authorised Nato air strikes and weapon supplies to bring about regime change without the heavy costs of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. They disengaged quickly, leaving ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After Obama's Asian tour, Sino-US tensions still strained

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the tour. A US push for a free-trade pact that includes all major countries in the region except China is no nearer. East Asian tensions remain as rife, perhaps even more so, after the pledges ... as necessary as before Obama's tour began. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Barack Obama must find the right balance on tour of Asia

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Obama must find the right balance China is not on the itinerary of US President Barack Obama's first trip to Asia in two years, although on each of his four stops, it will be high on the agenda. Territorial disputes, rivalry and strate ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in trade and investment. Germany is China's biggest trading partner in Europe, while China is Germany's largest in Asia. No European country invests more in China than Germany. But there are also growing cultural and educational exchanges. Germany is at the end of the economic "new silk road" to Europe envisaged by Xi. German influence within the European Union also ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The European Commission is working on Europe-wide regulations. Technology can often make laws outdated. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang and some lawmakers have acknowledged this is the case ...




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