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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family ties can only take a leader so far

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Family ties only take you so far Taking high political office in Asia has often been as simple as being the wife, son or daughter of a prominent leader. From the northeast ... 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Brighter future for migrant children in mainland cities

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... leaving families at home, or children with grandparents, is fading. Many more emigrants are couples taking their children with them to keep families intact. They are encouraged by better education ... of the National Health and Family Planning Commission found that last year more than 62 per cent of migrant couples took children aged from six to 15 with them to the cities, up five percentage points ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to rethink care home policy

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... property prices have contributed to cramped living conditions, a low birth rate, an ageing society and small households- all negative for traditional family care of the elderly. As a result ... in their 70s to three in 10 in their 80s. Ultimately families struggle to cope with the burden of advanced dementia. Few countries have kept up with the demand for medical and nursing care. Meanwhile, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is Hong Kong's path of trilingualism really feasible?

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 12:20pm by Kelly Yang

    ... The emphasis needs to shift to discussion- and project-based learning. If these two thing happen, expatriate families will start to send their children to local schools rather than put up ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cities must adapt to climate change, or risk disaster

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 12:52pm by CIARA SHANNON

    ... and investment capacity. Many people in Asia are not aware that climate change poses a significant threat to their families, homes, livelihoods and future economic growth. The Intergovernmental Panel ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How containers made the world smaller and its economy bigger

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the reunions were held, Goldstein told Lai See that in the pioneering years of the 1960s and 1970s, strong bonds were formed within the company. "People living away from home, family and friends socialised together, became friends. It was like a family- you looked out for each other," he recalled. As for the locally hired staff, "they were young, bright people and this in many ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese companies must learn to price the risks accurately when 'going out'

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 12:42pm by Hu Shuli

    ... politicians raised concerns about the transparency of the tender process, and reports emerged that one Mexican partner in the deal had links to the president's family. To avoid further ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2014

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:31am by LETTERS

    ... Many work so hard that they have little time to spend with their families. This is the kind of frenetic lifestyle that leaves them exhausted and often dissatisfied with their lot. In fact we have a lot of public spaces and communal facilities and the outlying islands to enable us to relax. We need to learn to relax and spend more time with our families. Yang Min, Sha Tin   Long ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Democracy would allow Hong Kong to pursue its own Chinese dream

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by LETTERS

    ... towards the mainland has bred social discord. Multinational companies have long favoured hiring mainlanders with potentially lucrative family or political connections. Government collusion ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protest stunts at graduation ceremonies tarnish solemn events

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Graduates tarnish solemn events It does not take a four-year degree course to appreciate the significance of a university graduation ceremony. To the graduates, it symbolises achievement and recognition. To families and friends, it is a moment of pride and joy. With dignity and respect, they gather to celebrate the occasion. Increasingly, the ceremony has ...




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