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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    In the public interest

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:36am by Howard Winn

    ... interest. Unsurprisingly, the decision was applauded by Andrew Ceresney, the SEC's enforcement director, who said the ability to settle allowed "regulatory agencies to serve the public interest by returning money to harmed investors more quickly". Ho hum.   Harsh words inflict pain in a funny old world Being a sensitive soul, Lai See was somewhat pained by some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1526188/public-interest
  2. Comment - Letters

    South China Sea power play shows national self-interest, not racism

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:49am by LETTERS

    ... South China Sea power play not racism but self-interest Your columnist Philip Bowring says that China's behaviour vis-à-vis the South China Sea smacks of Han chauvinism ... Malaysia five and the Philippines nine. But all these actions are driven by national self-interest, not racism. The South China Sea is of crucial geopolitical importance. It is the connection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1521446/south-china-sea-power-play-shows-national-self-interest-not-racism
  3. Comment - Letters

    Insurance industry failing to look after customers' interests

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... Insurance industry failing to look after customers' interests I am an actuary with nearly 30 years' experience working in the insurance industry all over the world. I left ... of Insurers is waiting to be given guidance on what "clients' best interests" means is telling enough in itself. Why isn't it capable of coming up with its own definition? What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1558449/insurance-industry-failing-look-after-customers-interests
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Britain unlikely to put Hong Kong's interests first in reform row

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sovereign power has a duty to ensure the city's well-being under Chinese rule, but the pursuit of stronger trade ties with China means it is unlikely to put a former colony's interests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556570/britain-unlikely-put-hong-kongs-interests-first-reform-row
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information gag is wrong- journalists have duty to report in public interest

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Journalists act in public's interest Mainland media do not always enjoy full home-ground advantage in reporting on the rise of modern China. Heavy censorship can make ... they are not allowed to pursue. Information of public interest has often found its way into the public domain by these routes. But not for much longer, if the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555503/information-gag-wrong-journalists-have-duty-report-public
  6. Business - Comment - WHITE

    Insurers should always act in clients' best interests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com But industry's opposition to requirement to do so in law is perplexing Insurers should always act in clients' best interests Lawmakers are debating ... but there is an interesting discussion over a provision in the new law requiring insurers and their agents to act in the best interest of the policyholders. This debate is a surprise to many. Common sense assumes all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549246/insurers-should-always-act-clients-best-interests
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep up the war on trafficking Trafficking of people for the sex trade or forced labour is a serious violation of human rights that attracts heavy penalties under Hong ... 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean energy takes stage in China as national interests evolve

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:25pm by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook says security and pollution are drivers behind a shift towards renewables Clean energy is taking centre stage in China as national interests evolve Energy policy in China has reached a turning point. Clean energy, recent comments and actions suggest, is moving centre stage in response to shifting national interests and global responsibilities. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1548648/clean-energy-takes-stage-china-national-interests-evolve
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of the workplace robots makes humans increasingly redundant

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says estimates of devastating job losses in a range of sectors should make us sit up Rise of the workplace robots makes humans increasingly redundant A callow ... mathematician Alan Turing in his 1950 paper "Computing machinery and intelligence". It is proving to be a landmark year for robots; perhaps less so for humans. This month also, Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1541549/rise-workplace-robots-makes-humans-increasingly-redundant
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 25, 2014

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... interest in small flats expected ", July 12), you could almost say this is a bay window with a flat attached and has less usable area than a standard shipping container. Small living areas, ... that education should always be treated as a human investment. However, education officials and people in senior positions at educational institutions think otherwise. First, there was the problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1558447/letters-editor-july-25-2014

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