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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs professional, not 'patriotic', pollsters

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial There's no point to 'patriotic' polls One day, the son of a tycoon criticised Hong Kong's most prominent political pollster in front of national leaders ... Kong were fair and useful. It's not clear why Peter Lee Ka-kit, a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, decided to launch his attack last week during ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's political reform will require compromise

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Reform requires compromise Hong Kong failed when the first chance for political reform under Chinese rule arose eight years ago. Despite strong public desire for change, ... solely guided by their political ideals and convictions, the rival camps should put Hong Kong's interest first. That means putting aside differences and seeking common ground on the way ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

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

    ... SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public. But not so 10 days ago, when police were called in to throw out a member accused of disrupting a Central and Western District Council working group meeting. Trivial as it may sound, the incident is more than political farce. ...

  4. 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 ... SCMP Editorial Politicians must raise their game This has not been a good week for our lawmakers and political advisers. Behind closed doors in Beijing, a central government liaison ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Switching Apec meeting to Beijing is a blow for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... speculation about the reason, which has inevitably linked it to the Occupy Central pro-democracy political rally planned for Hong Kong's financial district. Beijing has made plain its displeasure with this plan. To be sure, Hong Kong's experience in organising a number of big international events makes it seem a stretch to say that the city could not handle a change of date seven months ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Keep Hong Kong's police out of politics

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to maintain neutrality. Hong Kong thrives on the rule of law, under which the public respect the police and their lawful authority. The police rightly pride themselves on being seen as neutral. Recent ... SCMP Editorial Keep our police out of politics A town hall meeting in Tin Shui Wai on Sunday was supposed to enable the chief executive to listen to the livelihood concerns of local ...

  7. 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 ...

  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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing best placed to handle rift between Philippines and Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the sanctions will have limited impact. Just 800 Filipinos are likely to be affected by the visa sanctions each year. The steps come after the failure of yet another round of talks between Hong Kong ... helpers would hurt Hong Kong as well as the Philippines. Hong Kong has little experience in such matters; these are the first sanctions our city has imposed against a foreign government. ...

  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 ...




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