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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bicycle revival isjust what we need Ji Cheng has been the lanterne rouge- the red lamp at the back of the train- of the Tour de France. In the jargon of the annual race, ... their love for cycling, the lanterne rouge will be remembered for helping show the way. That may be a nostalgic notion, but it would not be an entirely retrograde step. In just two decades, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560057/nation-hooked-cars-bicycle-revival-just-what-we-need
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Parties must take lead on funding Political donations are a sensitive issue the world over, even more so in a place like Hong Kong where transparency is limited. While individuals are subject to basic election spending rules and declaration of interest requirement, funding for political parties is unregulated. The situation does not resonate with our claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the nominating committee stipulated by the Basic Law, will be formally ruled out when the top legislature lays down the framework for political reform next month. This may expedite the civil disobedience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560058/both-sides-are-still-poles-apart-debate-political-reform
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Genuine will needed for legal reform in China

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... often rule according to instructions from the top. The administration of justice is based on politics and ideologies rather than statues and professionalism. The latest reform by the top court ... judges more authority in rulings; setting up provincial-level boards to oversee judges' appointment and promotion; and forming a separate committee to monitor judicial conduct. To address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557328/genuine-will-needed-legal-reform-china
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Battle over state-owned enterprises an issue of fair trade versus economic reality

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from China and India. The ruling, which can be appealed, rejects Washington's claim that the enterprises that produced them were "public bodies" and that they enjoyed state subsidies either overtly or indirectly. The WTO cited a narrow definition of what could be considered "a government or public body". It rules that it has to perform government functions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556749/battle-over-state-owned-enterprises-issue-fair-trade-versus
  6. 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

    ... them, including criminal prosecution for passing information to overseas media. This is an attempt to ensure information is reported only after a tight censorship process. It does lay down rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555503/information-gag-wrong-journalists-have-duty-report-public
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Electoral form needs wisdom and courage

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as paving the way for Beijing to formally rule out public nomination while laying out the framework for the 2017 reforms. This will inevitably bring forward Occupy Central- an act of civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555029/electoral-form-needs-wisdom-and-courage
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Blaming the system is easy; however, it does not change the reality that the festival he leads has flouted the rules. The fund is so prone to abuse that the city's anti-graft agency has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553579/mega-events-fund-must-be-axed
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for subsidised housing and welfare payments. There are also residency-related housing measures, such as the locals-only land sales rules and punitive property stamp duty. The planned overhaul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

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

    ... around environmental and planning rules. Most buyers are not even aware of it until the flat is handed over. Tight building rules and limited living space mean residential projects are often ... with removable handles, which enables them to function like normal windows if needed. To the government, they are closed windows and therefore fulfil noise-control rules. But to residents, they can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547455/dubious-windows-show-flat-buyers-need-better-protection

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