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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Take shackles off legal gambling

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Take shackles off legal gambling Legal gambling in Hong Kong is conducted under a social contract which makes it palatable to many who believe it is a social evil. The government has granted the Jockey Club a highly regulated monopoly over betting on horses, the Mark Six lottery and, more recently, soccer, in return for heavy taxes that make it the biggest source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530354/take-shackles-legal-gambling
  2. 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
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    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

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

    ... 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 government and the US State Department, whose annual report on human trafficking has again criticised the city. The latest report identifies Hong Kong as a source territory as well as destination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial World must help to contain Ebola For Hong Kong there is a chilling reminder of the 2002-03 Sars epidemic in the latest- and worst yet- outbreak of Ebola, a viral disease ... international airport and died in hospital of Ebola. As virologists have pointed out, he might have gone anywhere within an incubation period of up to 21 days. It is therefore reassuring that Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535779/public-still-needs-be-convinced-right-power-option-hong-kong
  8. 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
  9. 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 individuals are subject to basic election spending rules and declaration of interest requirement, funding for political parties is unregulated. The situation does not resonate with our claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Still poles apart in reform debate Hong Kong is nowhere near consensus on universal suffrage. Despite a five-month public consultation, the political divide remains just ... office in Hong Kong. Until now, Beijing has also adhered to its usual approach of only engaging pro-establishment groups. Last Wednesday's meeting between Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560058/both-sides-are-still-poles-apart-debate-political-reform

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