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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A contradictory mix of preconceptions over China's role in the world

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... these the half-empty-bottle positions. Let me present the half-full-bottle position, admitting, from the outset, that we are all prone to "confirmation bias". "Peaceful" is a relative term. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... it can't deal with any demonstration? John Adams- What's all the fuss? Central is already half occupied by the illegally parked cars of all the tycoons and tai tais doing shopping or yum cha. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more effective warning labels on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:28pm by BERNHARD SCHWARTLANDER

    ... of the leading causes of death in China- and that fewer than half know smoking can cause impotence, miscarriage and oral cancer. The study showed that smokers in other countries are significantly more ... warning labels, but does not use photos. Its warnings cover a third of the front and back of the package, instead of half, and they are positioned on the less visible bottom of the pack rather ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Some advice for the censors: lighten up, fellas

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Michael Chugani

    ... were suddenly disrupted? That this is Hong Kong, where half a million dollars a month still won't do for a kindergarten? Where kindergartens price out each other in the chase for dollars? ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Mixing powerful with the vulnerable, as at Hunan Gymnastics School, seems an invitation to evil

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... of the nation's best athletes, including half a dozen Olympic medallists, such as parallel bars master Li Xiaopeng who won four golds at Sydney and Beijing. Last month, it was revealed that the dean, Liu ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... to a freer and more open society There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts- no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century- like the cleavage between ... Weiguang, a former rebel red guard, remembers that, during a marriage ceremony in Beijing in the first half of the 1990s, princelings shouted out: "If we had not had such wise fathers who ...

  7. Comment

    Rumours of a Chinese crash are greatly exaggerated

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:12pm by Yu Yongding

    ... of deposits in China's banks is about nine months, while medium- and long-term loans account for just over half of total outstanding credit. A more salient threat would arise if the government ...

  8. Business - Economy - SUSTAINABILITY

    How saving resources can make businesses money

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:11am by PATRICK LOW

    ... people is forecast to become five billion by 2030. Asia, incidentally, will account for two-thirds of the middle class and half of middle-income consumption by then. Commodity prices are likely ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2014

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... enhanced their problem-solving skills, and only 22.7 per cent reported that it helped them become better citizens. More than half of the teacher respondents admitted spending a lot of time drilling ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Article 23 national security law is too hot to handle for now

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The unpopular law has been largely forgotten by the public since 2003, after half a million protesters took to the street and forced the then chief executive to withdraw it. Successive governments have ...




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