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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislators must work for the greater good

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Legco must work for greater good When lawmakers snub meetings to enjoy breakfast, and when private business trips come before official duties, something is clearly amiss in our legislature. Just two weeks into the new session, the weekly sitting on Thursday could not even begin, as more than half of the seats were empty. This was not the first time ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vetocracy gone mad, thanks to obstructive pan-democrats

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... These include refurbishing Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital in Lok Fu and expanding two landfill sites. Even if officials exaggerate by half, it's a loss of HK$500 million. Who knows how much more ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Action, not panic, is key to defeating threat of Ebola

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... have to be the priorities. Ebola is confined to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has claimed more than 4,500 lives, three times the combined toll of previous outbreaks. About half of those ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why Chinese entrepreneurs are no force for democratic change

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:18pm by JAMES FISHBACK

    ... James Fishback James Fishback says those in business tend to focus on self-interests Chinese entrepreneurs are no agents of democratic change With China in the midst of reform in the latter half of the 20th century, entrepreneurs were scarce and private business limited. In fact, in 1977, Beijing did not even collect official data on private enterprises. Yet, as of last year, ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 25, 2014

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by LETTERS

    ... but factual remark made by our chief executive is that voting would empower the working class, where half the population earns less than the median monthly salary of US$1,800. It is precisely because ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    CY Leung shows how not to talk to the world's media

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... to half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month. "Then you would end up with that kind of politics and policies." Leung must be under a lot of stress from ...

  7. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Great reform hopes riding on new emerging-market leaders

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... sectors, Mexicans are distinctly unimpressed. Half the country's voters disapprove of his presidency and believe Mexico is heading in the wrong direction. Pena Nieto has presided over a period ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Will CY Leung give keynote speech at the London Dinner next week?

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... by imagination". But he added in words that were more prophetic than he could ever have imagined: "Even after half a century of non-stop action, you never quite know what will happen next, other than ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Supermarkets must make prices fair

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... isn't just upwards- a third of the mispriced items found were lower than the sticker price by as much as half. So the practice may appear unintentional, but it does point to a larger issue. ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    CY says the poor can't vote as we need to protect the rich

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by Howard Winn

    ... was needed to protect minority groups. "If it's entirely a numbers game- numeric representation- then obviously you'd be talking to half the people in Hong Kong [that] earn less than ...




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