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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political stand-off harms Pakistan

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

    ... that the military will stage a coup- more than half of Pakistan's 67 years of existence have been under army rule. Politics should not get in the way of foreign ties. Differences have to be settled ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

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

    ... and shortly after the dog was found dead on the track. There is no question that the MTR would also have been criticised if it had halted services for half an hour or more while the dog was rescued. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to be whether signal No 8 is raised in time to give people a half or full day off work rather than news of heavy casualties. This owes much to a wealth of defence and warning systems built up through ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Answer the call on telemarketing

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

    ... restrictions are introduced, the problem will persist. That millions of people are subject to such day-to-day harassment owes much to a half-hearted regulatory regime introduced by the government seven ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

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

    ... for the company's investment of 12 million yuan. The company, which accounts for half the 30 tonnes of bear bile produced in China annually, aims to develop an equivalent using poultry bile ...

  6. 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

    ... 1.3 per cent, the worst first-half performance since during the global financial crisis in 2009. Many retailers affected by the slowdown put their faith in the theory that it is temporary ... and a factor in high prices. Counter intuitively, local diners rescued the restaurant trade from the downturn by increasing their spending on meals by 3.6 per cent in the first half, compensating ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thais need free hand to determine their future

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The institutions mapped out to temporarily govern and draft a new constitution have to be as broadly representative as possible. More than half of the hand-picked 200-member national legislative assembly ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We must stand up and fight diabetes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... evidence that the disease comes earlier than previously known. Diabetes increases the risk of heart problems and stroke. Statistically, half of the patients die of cardiovascular disease. With 347 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing must address the lack of civil air space

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Officially, congestion delays about 25 per cent of China's domestic passenger flights, with "traffic control" and weather conditions blamed for about half the hold-ups. Industry experts ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It makes sense to split bigger constituencies into smaller ones. Reforms for the functional constituencies are also sorely needed. The trade-based seats make up the other half of Legco; ...




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