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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... generally understood. The University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index has for six years been collating data to track the health and financial costs of air pollution to our city; ... canyons by scientists from the University of Hong Kong, King's College London and Canada's University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University is therefore welcome. Six sets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619524/new-front-hong-kongs-war-pollution
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    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blockaded roads mean cleaner air Heavy roadside pollution is bad for health- of that there is no dispute. The exhaust fumes from vehicles, especially the decades-old diesel buses and trucks common on Hong Kong streets, irritate eyes and skin, exacerbate respiratory problems and, with long-term exposure, can lead to lung cancer and heart disease. Despite the risks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612281/protesters-who-blocked-roads-also-cleared-hong-kongs
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    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic picture raises risk factor The outlook for Hong Kong's economy has darkened, and it's not just because of Occupy Central and an impending constitutional crisis. While the city tries to recover from the shock of police tear gas and bloody clashes, economists predict slower growth for the world economy, including Hong Kong's. The International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612280/poor-economic-signals-add-sense-danger-hong-kong
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    Party affiliation would help chief executive

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is no longer in the post has no role in its business. So when Tung suddenly called a press conference last Wednesday, Hong Kong was all ears. In his first media session since stepping down, Tung urged ... remains unknown. For the Chinese Communist Party, the notion of Hong Kong having a ruling party is politically sensitive. But it is an issue that cannot be dodged in the long run. Tung's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587350/chief-executive-could-govern-better-if-affiliated-political
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's universities must innovate or fall behind

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it is not in our interests to fall behind rivals. It is all about wanting the best for Hong Kong. Leading universities attract top students who, should they stay after graduating, can help drive ... The list released on Tuesday placed our most prestigious institution, the University of Hong Kong, down eight places globally to 43rd and a position lower in Asia behind competitors from Singapore, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1326745/hong-kongs-universities-must-innovate-or-fall-behind
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New vice-chancellor of Hong Kong University deserves support

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New HKU chief deserves support Expectations of the University of Hong Kong are of the highest order. It is our city's oldest and most famous institution of learning, ... freedom without an understanding of the history of the university, Hong Kong or China. But ethnicity has nothing to do with running a world-class university, nor is a Nobel prize-winner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1327464/new-vice-chancellor-hong-kong-university-deserves-support
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    Hong Kong needs no help with universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... strongly criticised when commenting on Hong Kong's universal suffrage. For years, Beijing has spared no efforts in fending off remarks it sees as meddling in the city's internal affairs. ... debate heats up. But the truth is that phony diplomacy does little to advance the cause. How democracy should be achieved is, ultimately, an issue for the people of Hong Kong to resolve. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1317829/hong-kong-needs-no-help-universal-suffrage
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Act now to solve waste problem After years of discussion, fact-finding and consultation, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Hong Kong's waste disposal ... incinerators are stalled. Hong Kong is running out of options and charging is a proven way of reducing waste and promoting a recycling culture. The pre-paid garbage bag is considered the fairest way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1603502/hong-kong-must-act-now-solve-its-waste-problem
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Imperfect electoral model is still a step forward

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... framework for electing Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017. True, the arrangements are not as democratic as many would have liked. But the resolution made by the highest state organ is constitutionally binding on Hong Kong. For one person, one vote to be achieved, the city has no choice but to follow the rules. Imperfect as it is, the model is still a step forward. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582499/imperfect-electoral-model-still-step-forward
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must develop partnership between business and universities

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tap the power of Ivory Tower Hong Kong is no pioneer in research and development, even though R&D is widely recognised as the propeller of economic growth today. ... Companies funding research remain a rarity. As shown in the World Academic Summit Innovation Index by Times Higher Education, Hong Kong ranks 20th out of 30 in terms of business funding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1299634/hong-kong-must-develop-partnership-between-business-and

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