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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relax labour laws to help city The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch between job skills required and education levels. Manpower projections have proved wide of the mark in the past. Given dependence on assumptions that may become outdated, and that unions see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589567/relaxing-labour-importation-laws-will-benefit-hong-kong
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Advertising law will stop abuses Nothing sells like celebrity. This is apparently what some advertisers believe. Celebrity branding has indeed become so prevalent ... is tightening the rules. According to a revised draft of the advertising law, celebrities cannot promote products and services that they have not tried. Not only will they face punitive fines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582500/beijings-new-advertising-law-offers-long-overdue-protection
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance ... Whereas a law giving police the power to test drivers for drugs is not controversial, a government plan to stop people on the street, based on how they look and act, and force them to undergo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Enforce the law to unclog streets Hong Kong's streets are usually so narrow and crowded that navigating them can be difficult. The situation is further aggravated ... with a fundamental change in law enforcers' mindset. It would be meaningless if the revised law is not enforced. Recommendations put forward by the watchdog, such as identifying a lead authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544410/enforce-law-keep-streets-free-encroachment-shops
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japan still lags behind in child pornography laws

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Child porn laws still lag in Japan There can never be any excuse for a government to turn a blind eye to child pornography. Finally, after years of foreign pressure, ... argued that free speech would be eroded if manga and anime were included in the law, which provides for up to a year in jail and a US$10,000 fine. But free speech can in no circumstances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537851/japan-still-behind-global-standards-child-pornography-laws
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Food safety is paramount

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Food safety is paramount Law enforcement is struggling to keep up with the ingenuity of unscrupulous food traders. Even the threat of death sentences on the mainland is not even enough to put off those who sense a quick profit. The scandals involving meat, fruit and vegetables tainted with chemicals and cheap substitutes are seemingly increasing in number, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587367/food-safety-paramount
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Party affiliation would help chief executive

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the Basic Law does not expressly ban it. Without a firm support base in the legislature, the leader has to lobby for votes case by case. This makes effective governance difficult, if not impossible. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587350/chief-executive-could-govern-better-if-affiliated-political
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Law against stalking needs to balance press freedom and privacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law on stalking a balancing act How could a proposal to introduce a law against stalking generate debate over 14 years without result? The lack of community consensus ... is disappointed that the government has told lawmakers, after a consultation, that there are no "favourable conditions" to pursue the idea, first suggested by the Law Reform Commission in 2000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532935/law-against-stalking-needs-balance-press-freedom-and-privacy
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    West faces challenge in tackling threat of home-grown jihadis

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to take part, while Australia is also considering tough action. About 3,000 of the 12,000 fighters who have joined Islamic State's battle for a global caliphate governed by strict sharia law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585422/west-faces-challenge-tackling-threat-home-grown-jihadis
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central campaign should be called off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are understandably dissatisfied with the stringent electoral framework. They have every right to take to the streets and get themselves heard. But they should express their opinion in a peaceful and lawful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584666/occupy-central-campaign-should-be-called

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