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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The way district councils operate also leaves a lot to be desired. The lack of comprehensive house rules means chairmen think they have the discretion to decide on many issues. But closed-door ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1449535/rules-governing-hong-kongs-district-councils-outdated
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for conservation of buildings and places important to Hong Kong's history remains as necessary today as in 2007, when protests over the Star Ferry and Queen's piers in Central prompted officials ... For the former, the issue was the HK$7 billion price tag the owner wanted; in the case of the latter, it is the unknown cost of repairs and renovation that an occupant could face. An independent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1447372/pressing-case-heritage-body-help-preserve-hong-kongs-past
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a comeback. Despite a ban on such tours by a law introduced on the mainland in October, some people were given "vouchers" to join a four-day Hong Kong and Macau tour at a bargain price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466559/hong-kong-must-banish-tourism-rogues
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's politicians must raise their game

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for spending more time networking at the dinner table than in the conference hall. On the same day, in Hong Kong, the Democratic Party fined former chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan HK$10,000 ... an issue of it. To maintain credibility and public respect, lawmakers need to be seen to live by the standards to which they hold others. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1442175/hong-kongs-politicians-must-raise-their-game
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cycling deserves more respect Bicycle transport is a hard sell in Hong Kong, not least because of the government's negative thinking on its role as a people mover ... a problem. A global study by an international consultancy has found that Hong Kong's public transport is the most advanced urban mobility system in the world. Interestingly, however, it found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1484936/cultural-districts-bike-hire-plan-could-be-start-revolution
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's Olympic body must move with the times

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sports body must move with times When the same old faces are elected repeatedly to run an organisation, it means either the leadership is popular or the system is so archaic that it risks becoming a dinosaur. This appears to be the situation the city's sports executives are facing. For many years the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong was said to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1464253/hong-kongs-olympic-body-must-move-times
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bonus for Hong Kong public exam staff no solution to manpower issues

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:09am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Exam staff bonus is not a solution Overseeing public examinations does not seem like a difficult job. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority therefore raised eyebrows when it dished out HK$7 million last year to reward staff and keep them on board. If the strong public reaction is anything to go by, there is scope for a review of this expenditure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1333982/bonus-hong-kong-public-exam-staff-no-solution-manpower
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong can have zero tolerance for forced labour by domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial No tolerance for forced labour Hong Kong has an armoury of options for prosecuting offences associated with human trafficking under the Crimes Ordinance, Immigration ... have reported, the Justice Centre Hong Kong and Liberty Asia claims that as a regional hub Hong Kong is both a destination and transit centre for human trafficking. It says recent reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1460446/hong-kong-can-have-zero-tolerance-forced-labour-domestic

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