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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 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
  4. 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
  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

    Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Harbour clean-up is far from over Hong Kong has the expertise and financial clout to tackle its pollution challenges. Victoria Harbour is proof of what can be done when ... This was one reason given for the water treatment review. Cooperation with Guangdong authorities to clean up the Pearl River also means less pollution is flowing into Hong Kong waters. Great strides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560712/clean-victoria-harbour-far-over
  8. 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
  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

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Parties must take lead on funding Political donations are a sensitive issue the world over, even more so in a place like Hong Kong where transparency is limited. While ... as an evolving democracy. Recent reports of Jimmy Lai Chee-ying donating to various pro-democracy politicians have put the issues in the public spotlight again. The Apple Daily 's founder is said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency

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