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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... products. While this is a common phenomenon the world over, advertisers on the mainland take things further. It is not unusual to see actors endorsing fertility clinics or vocational training ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582500/beijings-new-advertising-law-offers-long-overdue-protection
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

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

    ... pushed property prices to a fresh high in July. Most people expect the gains to continue. The Rating and Valuation Department's monthly price index for private homes climbed to a record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592662/trend-towards-building-smaller-flats-not-healthy-sign
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political stand-off harms Pakistan

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... economic growth rate and lessen high levels of inflation and unemployment. It is as if the interests of the nation's people have been made secondary to those of the politicians whose job ... cent. Hundreds of factories have been forced to close, affecting exports and further raising the jobless rate. The month-long political turmoil has tarnished an already damaged image. GDP growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588921/political-stand-harming-pakistan
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information is key to wise population policy vision

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Information key to policy vision Government inertia is never a good idea when it comes to population and planning. This has to be especially so for Hong Kong, where fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, society is ageing fast and the workforce is shrinking. But despite the necessity to have forward-looking policies in place to ensure smooth growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1145597/information-key-wise-population-policy-vision
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must start to build consensus, rather than go it alone

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Abe must start to build consensus A leader who governs through ideology rather than for the common good is bound to run into trouble. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has done just that with his right-wing nationalist agenda that has upset China and South Korea, divided public opinion and caused a plunge in the government's approval ratings. The first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586787/shinzo-abe-must-start-build-consensus-rather-go-it-alone
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... hospital system. But the pass rate is low, turnover is high as the doctors who do pass are lured by the private sector, and the situation has got worse. Hospitals that are now short of 250 doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Shanghai. Home owners could never have been happier; housing prices hit record highs in June. Continuing low interest rates make loans affordable. The warnings of rough times ahead by Financial ... stressed that the "through train" has risks and the economy could come under pressure, particularly the property market, should the US raise interest rates. Share prices have been lifted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Answer the call on telemarketing

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to be marginal, if the transaction rate is anything to go by. This raises doubt as to whether there is room for such business practice, which is banned by countries overseas. The watchdog's call four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570130/answer-call-telemarketing
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Growth rates were bound to return to more normal patterns. There is an upside. Cooling sales should help rein in rents for retail premises, blamed for driving out traditional local businesses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567221/theres-silver-lining-even-retail-sales-take-downturn
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

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

    ... with a mortality rate from 60 to 90 per cent. It has now swept across borders in west Africa, killing over 700 people in four countries. As with Sars, the victims include doctors, nurses and even ... rate are attributed to poor health-care infrastructure such as effective isolation, and the lack of secure testing facilities for dangerous samples from suspected Ebola victims. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola

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