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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

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

    ... on Hong Kong's political development. It makes it clear that while the city may enjoy a high degree of autonomy, this is only at Beijing's discretion. In other words, if Beijing can give ... on political reform". They were dramatised last week when retired senior official Zhou Nan, a former Xinhua director in Hong Kong, accused "anti-China forces" of trying to seize control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1346891/hong-kongs-political-reform-will-require-compromise
  5. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1296537/keep-hong-kongs-police-out-politics
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Macau's expansion into Hengqin gives Hong Kong cause for reflection

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tale of two cities' development Hong Kong frets about lagging behind whenever our neighbours roll out eye-catching policies or take steps different from ours. ... a square kilometre of the island for 40 years for an extension of the University of Macau. A request for more land for development has already been made to Beijing. Whether the Hong Kong government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1503690/macaus-expansion-hengqin-gives-hong-kong-cause-reflection
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    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
  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

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 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 ... feelings and even damaged relationships. Mixing the two, as has been done by the archbishop of the Anglican church in Hong Kong, the Most Reverend Paul Kwong, and prominent Catholic figure Cardinal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders

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