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  1. 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

    ... 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, Film and Television has its way. The media regulator has issued a directive banning mainland journalists from independently revealing information gathered in their work, specifically including ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on the hospital's board, and the department was informed of the ongoing risk, the patients were not alerted. A hospital spokeswoman said there was no need because the fact that none reported falling ill ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... no harm. It is one of a number of potential anti-Ebola drugs and vaccines yet to undergo clinical testing that may be made available to patients subject to informed consent. There is an argument ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information is key to wise population policy vision

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Information key to policy vision Government inertia is never a good idea when it comes to population and planning. This has to be especially so for Hong Kong, where ... day return. Accurate information helps solve problems to provide better services and improve the quality of life. Where those not born in Hong Kong are concerned, it is crucial; we need ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... oblige developers to display fixed windows in show flats but not in illustrations. The information is often not clearly marked in the floor plan, or is buried in the fine print of sales brochures ... They are crucial elements that affect property values and buyers' decisions. It therefore makes sense to display such information clearly in sales brochure. It's good that the authority set up ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was therefore a welcome surprise for privacy advocates. Mobiles were determined to hold information and data that, for many Americans, constituted the "privacies of life", necessitating ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Privacy safeguard threatens core freedoms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... because of the implications for press freedom, free speech and the free flow of information. The court said Google must comply with requests from individuals to remove links in search results ... inhibiting the flow of information and free speech. The European Parliament has approved a new data protection law that includes "the right to be forgotten", although member countries still ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... requirement- reinforced by the new rules- that accountants must follow the country's secrecy laws and not pass on any information to overseas regulators or exchanges. Accounting firm Ernst & Young sought to rely on this requirement in refusing to hand over information to the city's Securities and Futures Commission relating to listing candidate Standard Water. But the Court ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... waiting for the government to lead an informed debate on the way forward and, hopefully, an early consensus can be reached. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    State secrets law in need of clarification

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for allegedly leaking a confidential Communist Party document. Gao, 70, appears merely to have been doing her job as a journalist in unearthing information of legitimate public concern. But hers has ... and national defence that involve national security and interests and which could harm either if exposed. One result, for example, is that there could be a fine line between disclosure of information ...




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