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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson riots highlight race divide on perceptions of US justice system

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial US justice and the race divide The rule of law and equality before the law are fundamental to a fair and democratic society. Yet, despite economic, educational and social ... the law. That is clear from the swift explosion of anger across the US after news that a grand jury had cleared a white police officer in the street shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Feelings ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Obama shows he's no lame duck after election defeats

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... will persuade them otherwise. The US has too much to lose from negative partisanship in Obama's last two years. The main beneficiaries are otherwise law-abiding illegals who have been in America for more than five years whose children are citizens or lawful residents. Bringing them in from the cold will free up enforcement resources for redeployment against real border threats ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Think carefully before amending anti-discrimination laws

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tread carefully with equality laws Few public consultations have drawn as much attention as the one on anti-discrimination laws. The four-month review by the Equal Opportunities Commission ended with a staggering 100,000 submissions, putting it on a par with issues like universal suffrage and the national security law. The heated response underlines ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All sides of the political divide must adhere to the law to move forward

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Follow the law to move forward On Sunday, President Xi Jinping and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met for the first time since the Occupy Central protests began some six weeks ago. The message from the meeting is clear. Beijing continues to support the city's leader and his governance according to the law. During a brief photo session for the media, Xi did ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Above all, Hong Kong society must abide by the rule of law

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Above all, abide by rule of law When representatives of government, business or the professions pitch Hong Kong's virtues to the outside world, they almost invariably cite the rule of law above all else. That is probably the closest this diverse lot come to speaking with one voice. It also comes closest to reflecting community sentiment. A reminder ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's graft-busters get extra powers to root out sports cheats

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with due process under mainland law than is to be found in the abuse of detention and interrogation powers by the CCDI which, after all, is a party organisation, not a judicial institution. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Repercussions of US political gridlock felt around the globe

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... With returning and incoming senators and representatives from his party, he has pledged to repeal the president's health law, block regulations on carbon emissions and prevent an increase ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The public have spoken- they want the Occupy protest to end

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a "referendum" in the form of by-elections. The suggestions are nothing new. The first comes from Basic Law Article 50, which says the city's leader can disband Legco when the government budget ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reduction in number of crimes carrying death penalty a step forward

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... leaders have approved reforms to strengthen the rule of law. One is that the liberal use of it raises the possibility of executing prisoners wrongfully convicted by courts that rarely find anyone ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must work to restore faith in his pursuit of reform

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... lack of vetting quickly followed with controversies involving Obuchi's replacement, Yoichi Miyazawa, over a possible violation of the political funds law and an aide's expenses claim ...




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