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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make our city truly inclusive Hong Kong prides itself on being an inclusive city. But this has lately been put to the test when it comes to our neighbours across the border. ... what further changes are needed to make Hong Kong a truly inclusive and tolerant city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... scheme, a spokeswoman for the Hong Kong government revealed that it was revisiting the live-trade issue. It was not that long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving ... defeat the proposal in Hong Kong- along with protests from residents near suggested central slaughtering sites. However, the Hong Kong government spokeswoman said it was time to talk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... century context and Hong Kong does have issues. They include exploitation of impoverished, vulnerable foreign domestic helpers by a minority of bad employers and by agents who gouge fees ... Kong's laws covering crime, immigration and offences against the person. No government likes being accused of being soft on it. Hence the terse exchanges from time to time between the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must stop dodging issue of an archives law

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and ensures the way decisions and policies come about are faithfully recorded in history. It is the hallmark of responsible governance. Sadly, the Hong Kong government has yet to fully embrace ... are in place to protect citizens' right to information. There is an unequivocal case for Hong Kong to follow. Yet officials continue to dodge the pressure with a study by the Law Reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457262/hong-kong-must-stop-dodging-issue-archives-law
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public still needs to be convinced on right power option for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from the mainland, but it said Hong Kong should first build some new generators to maintain bargaining power over its purchase options. HK Electric rejected imports, citing the risk of power interruptions, cost and the impact on regional emission as key concerns. There can be no dispute that reliability is a valid issue, as are pollution and tariffs. But that does not mean they cannot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535779/public-still-needs-be-convinced-right-power-option-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in place alternatives. But, as Leung indicated yesterday, the matter is about weighing the desire for live chickens against the health risks of imports. There has only been one death in Hong Kong ... that we should stop importing live poultry from the mainland altogether. Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found This is far from the first time supplies have been disrupted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416076/healths-sake-hong-kong-must-ban-live-chicken-imports
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... speaks out in support of democracy and is no friend of Beijing. Throughout his term as cardinal of Hong Kong he criticised the government as he saw fit, especially on rights issues. Nor has ... in politics. The reality, though, especially in Hong Kong, is that the two are inseparable. Many schools are run by religious groups, as are health and welfare facilities like clinics, child care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Battle over state-owned enterprises an issue of fair trade versus economic reality

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fair trade versus economic reality The status of state-owned enterprises- a long-standing source of trade disputes- has been one of the most contentious issues facing the international trading system. Are they independent companies or extended arms of their governments? A key dispute has been the extent of "subsidies" they should be considered to enjoy given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556749/battle-over-state-owned-enterprises-issue-fair-trade-versus
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at Chek Lap Kok probably would not have materialised had our environmental awareness been as strong as today. Thanks to the vision and foresight of our policymakers two decades ago, Hong Kong's edge as a regional aviation hub has been further enhanced. Back then, the environmental impact caused by construction of a brand new airport was, undoubtedly, much worse than building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ... but a more lasting solution is called for. For years, thousands of children have crossed the border for a Hong Kong kindergarten, primary or secondary education. Some rise absurdly early and some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538475/sake-children-build-hong-kong-schools-shenzhen

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