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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK union criticise government for ruling out internal candidates for chief editor

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to the post of director of broadcasting," the RTHK Programme Staff Union wrote in an open letter to commerce minister Greg So Kam-leung. Staff have been dissatisfied that all three directors ... as an attempt to muzzle the public broadcaster, which pro-Beijing political parties had criticised as "too liberal". In its letter yesterday, the union urged the government to stop its open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578047/rthk-union-criticise-government-ruling-out-internal-candidates-chief
  2. News - World - GAMES

    Selfie, Hashtag among new entries in Scrabble Players Dictionary

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:28pm by AP

    ... players. But it's the addition of te and three other two-letter words — da, gi and po — that has Robin Pollock Daniel excited. Daniel, a clinical psychologist in Toronto, is a champion of the North American Scrabble Players Association, which has a committee that helps Merriam-Webster track down new, playable words of two to eight letters. "Being able to hook an 'e' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567090/selfie-hashtag-among-new-entries-scrabble-players-dictionary
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... attributed it to a spate of events before the survey. These included Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's letter to the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal demanding the retraction ... the building's fire-safety systems. "People's perception of press freedom is expected to reach another new low, what with the brutal assault on former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  4. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Hong Kong commerce minister Greg So hits out at Privacy Commission report on cold calling

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said yesterday he had received a letter from Greg So Kam-leung "expressing disappointment" over the report and complaining his Commerce and Economic ... by person-to-person calls and suggested a "don't call" register similar to one set up for pre-recorded calls. Chiang said on his blog yesterday that the letter "intemperately" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578742/hong-kong-commerce-minister-greg-so-hits-out-privacy-commission
  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Ex-Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau returns to work after February attack

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 05:20pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Ex-editor Lau defiant as he goes back to work Former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to yesterday returned to work for the first time since a triad-style attack nearly six months ago, and urged journalists to stand firm on their core principles as the city heads into a political storm. "Journalists should not yield to any pressure and must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564278/ex-ming-pao-chief-editor-kevin-lau-returns-work-after-february-attack
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  7. News - World - MEDIA

    CNN host Fareed Zakaria faces accusations of plagiarism again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:33am by WASHPOST

    ... or expressions," the commentator said in an emailed statement. The Washington Post 's editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt, said the column alleged by Our Bad Media to contain plagiarism or failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577797/cnn-host-fareed-zakaria-faces-accusations-plagiarism-again
  8. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Tabloid apologies for 'fake' claim over report of quake-zone soldiers cooking in muddy water

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:43pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com Deputy news editor at state-backed Global Times admits story on Weibo by state broadcaster China National Radio was true China’s state-backed Global Times ... had been fabricated. Hao Junshi, a deputy news director of the newspaper’s website, has since apologised and admitted that its claim was wrong. He posted a letter of apology on his Sina Weibo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567694/tabloid-apologies-fake-claim-over-report-quake-zone-soldiers-cooking
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Attorney General Holder was to visit Ferguson, Missouri

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... In a letter published on the St Louis Post-Dispatch website, Holder promised a thorough investigation while calling for an end to the violence in Ferguson. The Justice Department has mounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577795/us-attorney-general-holder-wasto-visit-ferguson-missouri
  10. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'I'm not a spy', says Jimmy Lai's right-hand man Mark Simon

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... rights cases and have regular fights with many non-democratic regimes in Asia." Comments like these in leaked correspondence and job-application letters from Mark Simon offer a rare glimpse ... for the record, I still travel [on the mainland]." Despite his praise for Lai, there was an indication that their relations once turned sour. In a leaked draft of a letter to Lai in September 2007, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570781/mark-simon-says-he-fighting-democracy-no-cia-spy

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