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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and introduce competition. The State Council issued guidelines last year for investment in a wide range of health services. But the private sector still accounts for a very small proportion. Hong Kong ... investment in the mainland health care industry is to be found in the obstacles the University of Hong Kong has faced in establishing its pioneering HKU-Shenzhen hospital in Futian. It is running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials ... investigations by Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety have yielded little. So far all we know is that a handful of companies imported oil from the Taiwanese supplier in question, and that food chain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Remain alert to forces of nature Given its subtropical location on the southern shores of China, Hong Kong has weathered countless typhoons over the years. Strong winds ... the city has learned to prepare for typhoons over the years; it also reminds us of the havoc wrought by killer storms like Wanda (1962), Hope (1979) and Ellen (1983). Hong Kong has since come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580139/hong-kong-must-remain-alert-dangers-posed-forces-nature
  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

    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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The unsung heroes who make Hong Kong special

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unsung heroes make HK special Ask anyone what embodies the Hong Kong spirit and you will get an array of answers- optimism, perseverance, enterprise, versatility, ... and soul that make Hong Kong special. The people who manifest these positive qualities do not always get the appreciation they deserve. For this the media is partly responsible. The tendency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581973/unsung-heroes-who-make-hong-kong-special
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to sort out financial arrangements for third runway

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... This will not be the first time an environmental impact assessment has had to be put to a court for review. From the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge to an incinerator project on a man-made island, ... scrutiny, the government's environment advisers have given conditional approval for the multibillion-dollar project. The director of environmental protection is expected to issue a work permit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596894/time-sort-out-financial-arrangements-third-runway
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Songstress who bridged divide Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi would have sunk into historical obscurity in Hong Kong and on the mainland except for a classic Canto-pop song. The eponymous hit ballad by Jacky Cheung Hok-yau introduced a generation of Hong Kong people to "Li Hsiang-lan", the Chinese name she used as a renowned actress and singer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594901/yoshiko-yamaguchi-songstress-who-bridged-divide

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