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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Must tragedies, like last year's marine disaster, be our teacher?

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by XIANG WEI

    ... SCMP Editorial Must tragedy be our teacher? Last year, Hong Kong was hit by one of the worst maritime disasters in its history. Thirty-nine people were killed when a ferry en route to watch the National Day fireworks collided with another vessel near Lamma Island. Since then, the tragedy has put the spotlight on a host of safety and bureaucracy issues. A year has passed. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320905/must-tragedies-last-years-marine-disaster-be-our-teacher
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Twin air and sea disasters in Asia demand honest inquiries

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an internal inquiry into whether there was maladministration and neglect of duty in the Marine Department leading up to the Lamma ferry disaster 18 months ago. There certainly seems to be a case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1494675/twin-air-and-sea-disasters-asia-demand-honest-inquiries
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Candidates are rewarded for their hard work in local elections

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... How politically representative is the preference of 4,000-odd voters in a middle-class housing estate on Island south is open to debate. It may be tempting to jump to the conclusion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1461295/candidates-are-rewarded-their-hard-work-local-elections
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Neighbours are right to worry about Japan's plutonium stockpile

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at civil reactor and processing sites by the end of 2012, according to Japanese data posted on the IAEA website. A bitter territorial dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1450273/neighbours-are-right-worry-about-japans-plutonium-stockpile
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Ka-shing's warning is a timely reminder for our divided society

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It appeared to be more negative and critical. The warning that Hong Kong is lagging behind Singapore was nothing new. But what concerns Li is that the island state managed to outpace us without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1447373/li-ka-shings-warning-timely-reminded-our-divided-society
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... measures, the East Rail and Tseung Kwan O lines are already at maximum capacity at peak hours, with the West Rail, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong and Island lines at more than 90 per cent, and the Ma On Shan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1444769/hong-kong-needs-develop-better-public-transport-strategy
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must back Disneyland's expansion plans

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kingdom has come alive after eight years of struggling. For the second year since opening in 2005, the theme park on Lantau Island has made a profit. Buoyed by a record attendance of 7.4 million, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431976/hong-kong-must-back-disneylands-expansion-plans
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official talks between mainland China and Taiwan a turning point in cross-strait ties

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as a government because they regard the island as part of China. Both sides now appear to be working towards a path for reconciliation after forging close business ties. This is a welcome development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1427360/official-talks-between-mainland-china-and-taiwan-turning
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis in disputed waters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis A rising Chinese navy, an increasingly assertive Japanese one and resurgent American maritime interests in Asia make for more naval traffic and greater potential for a mishap. Tension is high over the disputed Diaoyu Islands- known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan- and China's air defence identification zone, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1418698/sino-us-hotline-can-avert-crisis-disputed-waters
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Jailing of Xu Zhiyong raises questions about Xi Jinping's war on graft

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of China's political and military leaders are among mainland and Hong Kong residents who store wealth in offshore companies based in the tax haven of the British Virgin Islands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1414459/jailing-xu-zhiyong-raises-questions-about-xi-jinpings-war

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