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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming US rate rise spells trouble for Hong Kong households and firms

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Federal Reserve is expected to start raising interest rates sometime next year, so the dollar may still have a way to go. An improving US economy is a definite plus for Hong Kong's external ... SCMP Editorial Looming US rate rise spells trouble The mighty US dollar has gone from strength to strength. There are myriad reasons for this; some will have a direct impact on Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1647259/looming-us-rate-rise-spells-trouble-hong-kong-households-and
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Arrest the undeniable decline in English standards in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to the growing use of images and graphics in communication, which gives the impression that people are less used to writing and reading than before. In Hong Kong, the perception is further deepened ... in English under Chinese rule. There appears to be more evidence to reinforce the perception. According to an annual study by EF Education First, an international language learning group, Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1643231/arrest-undeniable-decline-english-standards-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite higher costs, keep Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge on track

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that the government would seek extra funding for an artificial island being developed as part of the bridge linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau. Delaying approval will only mean higher costs. The scale and landmark nature of the 50km bridge being built by Hong Kong, Guangdong province and Macau has diverted attention from the island project off north Lantau. Yet reclamation work and construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1640880/despite-higher-costs-keep-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Above all, Hong Kong society must abide by the rule of law

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Above all, abide by rule of law When representatives of government, business or the professions pitch Hong Kong's virtues to the outside world, they almost invariably cite the rule of law above all else. That is probably the closest this diverse lot come to speaking with one voice. It also comes closest to reflecting community sentiment. A reminder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1629988/above-all-hong-kong-society-must-abide-rule-law
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Online rogues tarnish reputation of Hong Kong's travel industry

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The problem of misrepresented online sales also appears to be an issue of growing concern in Hong Kong. The Consumer Council had received 80 complaints against hotels and guest houses by the end ... for customers looking for reference and advice. The last thing Hong Kong wants is negative tourism publicity by word of mouth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628586/online-rogues-tarnish-reputation-hong-kongs-travel-industry
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be on guard against threat of dengue fever

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Remain alert to threat of dengue Hong Kong's first locally contracted case of dengue fever in four years is cause for concern. While the infection is passed ... temperatures and humidity- ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed. The 87 other cases in Hong Kong this year were imported, many from Guangdong, where there have been six deaths among the more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1627084/hong-kong-must-be-guard-against-threat-dengue-fever
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

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

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". ... 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; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619524/new-front-hong-kongs-war-pollution
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    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
  10. 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

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