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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free flow of data is vital for research to improve Hong Kong society

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:53pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says restricting information is a missed opportunity for Hong Kong Free flow of data is vital for research to improve society Ombudsman Alan Lai Nin addressed an important issue- strengthening access to government information- with his call for Hong Kong to introduce freedom of information legislation. It is very timely and long overdue. Such a law would ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Signs that Hong Kong society is tearing at the seams

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Signs our society is tearing at seams If you survey the political landscape of Hong Kong today, terms like "splittists" and "splittism" may ... Party state. But they are useful and graphic descriptors of the Hong Kong political scene, where you find people splitting away from their once-mainstream and dominant political parties ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Starts-ups need society's support in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 10:43pm by JOHN LO, TYTUS MICHALSKI

    ... John Lo and Tytus Michalski John Lo and Tytus Michalski say support from society is just as vital for entrepreneurs in Hong Kong as having enough space and money The best start Entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs were among the top five heroes of young people in a recent Hong Kong survey. In fact, entrepreneurship has gained significant momentum in Hong Kong over ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must share economic success for harmonious society

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:50am by LETTERS

    ... pension scheme, with no child waking up among the dark walls of a subdivided flat? All this is possible in wealthy Hong Kong. If we achieve it, who will care about another free TV station, and who ... We need to share our economy's success for a harmonious society Politics and the economy are interrelated. When the grass roots lose out through economic measures, it exacerbates ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... simultaneously, at least according to Hong Kong sources, plotting with Bo Xilai. He was caught in the middle. When Zhou entered the inner circle of power following the 2003 National People's ... to a freer and more open society There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts- no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century- like the cleavage between ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politicisation of Hong Kong society should be welcomed

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 07:30pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines says civic participation signals a more mature community Politicisation of Hong Kong society is to be welcomed The usual suspects are gathering to bewail the terrible ... involvement should be castigated. Surely this is, at least in part, a reflection of the maturity of Hong Kong society. It also reflects the reality of a largely immigrant community being transformed ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to study the needs of an ageing society

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Study needs of an ageing society The government has embarked on an extensive public consultation on population policy. It seems to include many aspects: our ageing society ... public estates should be retrofitted earlier with elderly-friendly features; and assess what help the Housing Society needs to play a bigger role in providing for the elderly. The information ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Progressive policies allow Singapore to surpass Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by LETTERS

    ... in The Economist magazine recently rated Hong Kong as number one in crony capitalism. China's state-controlled capitalism has done better, transforming its middle class into a consumer society. Our ... SCMP Editorial Progressive policies allow Singapore to surpass Hong Kong Our competitiveness and our quality of life have been surpassed by those of the Lion City. The Singaporean ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Ka-shing's warning is a timely reminder for our divided society

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

    ... speaks volumes about our divided society. Whether Hong Kong has been behaving like a spoilt child is open to debate, but Li's warning should serve as a fresh catalyst for the city to explore ... SCMP Editorial Timely warning for divided city When it comes to what Hong Kong should or should not be doing, tycoon Li Ka-shing is never short of views. In a wide-ranging interview ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How democracy changed Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Regina Ip

    ... for security David Jeaffreson, L.M.(Bim) Davies, "Mr 1997", and most recently John Walden, former director of home affairs- calls for a fresh examination of how democracy changed Hong Kong. Scholars have pointed out that the British administrators passed up two opportunities to democratise Hong Kong. Yet, by deriving its practices from "the best traditions of imperial Chinese ...




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