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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial NT villagers must play by the rules Striking the right balance between development and the environment is easier said than done. It is even harder when conservation is seen as infringing on private property rights. In a protest against development restrictions in northern Lantau, angry villagers bulldozed an ecologically sensitive mangrove in front of media cameras ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580942/new-territories-villagers-must-play-rules
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi must seek engagement

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... decades-old border disputes, is central to that objective. India got off on the right foot with China. Modi told visiting Premier Li Keqiang in May that Sino-Indian relations were a priority, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580462/modi-must-seek-engagement-not-fights-indias-neighbours
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... advice from animal welfare organisations in devising measures that strike a humane balance between protecting animals and maintaining services. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580461/when-it-comes-animal-welfare-its-tough-balancing-act-mtr
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a century of painful experience in battling tropical storms, some of which resulted in the tragic loss of human lives. The changes were reviewed in a special South China Morning Post multi-media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580139/hong-kong-must-remain-alert-dangers-posed-forces-nature
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Xi Jinping's task to build on Deng Xiaoping's legacy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is to be found in towering cities, industrialisation, wealth where once there was poverty and cars where once there were bicycles, in a confident China back in its rightful place on the world stage. All ... in the party’s right to rule and was willing to enforce it – the Tiananmen Square crackdown being an example. Hong Kong, too, has much to thank Deng for, from special economic zones that brought great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578815/xi-jinpings-task-build-deng-xiaopings-legacy
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Signs of a thaw in Sino-Vatican relations after pope's gesture

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Beijing and the Vatican difficult. But they are not insurmountable. The key sticking point is surely the right to appoint bishops, a prerogative that Beijing has arrogated to itself through ... to recognise the legitimacy of the government-approved body. Beijing must understand it's impossible for the Vatican to give up this fundamental right. But with some diplomatic ingenuity, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577922/signs-thaw-sino-vatican-relations-after-popes-gesture
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law Society chief was right to quit As soon as a vote of no confidence in the Law Society chief was passed, it became clear that Ambrose Lam San-keung had no alternative but to leave the helm. After days of speculation, the embattled president stepped down yesterday with immediate effect. Resignation is the right response. The vote by the city's solicitors last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577256/law-society-chief-ambrose-lam-was-right-stand-down
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an oversized hammer being used against a nail than that five decades after the civil rights movement triumphed and with a black man in the White House, much still needs to change in America. Racial ... there is still a marked gap with whites when it comes to law enforcement, health, education, jobs and wages. A hope of the civil rights movement was that society would become integrated, a proverbial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577264/killing-michael-brown-ferguson-exposes-us-policy-failings
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the misinterpretation of breast cancer as a benign tumour suggests more than a little element of luck. Medical treatment can never be risk-free, nor would it be realistic to expect that human error can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575672/greater-transparency-best-remedy-ills-medical-sector
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting prejudice is a long-term battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... away from championing what it believes to be right. That said, the commission should be mindful of the different beliefs and convictions held across different sectors. While everyone should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575677/fighting-prejudice-long-term-battle

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