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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 Given dependence on assumptions that may become outdated, and that unions see ...

  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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's revised smoking bill sets a poor example

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... government to water down a law on public smoking indoors that was hailed by tobacco control advocates as significant progress. The official explanation for it was to remove ambiguity. But the World Health Organisation is not convinced. "It would be a great shame- and a tremendous waste of life- if Beijing's leaders let special interests derail progress towards passage of a law ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must strike deal with West so criminals have no place to hide

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deny criminals a place to hide The long arm of mainland law usually gets its man, except when it reaches overseas for corrupt officials who have gone into hiding ... have either been extradited or returned on their own from over 40 countries, despite a lack of extradition treaties and law enforcement agreements. The reluctance of some countries to cooperate ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Xi Jinping's call for party unity is crucial to implementing reform

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... development. Earlier reports revealed that for the first time this key meeting would adopt the rule of law as a central theme for strengthening the party's governance and unity. Debate is bound ... down because of economic crimes. The focus on the rule of law and corruption, following debate on deepening reforms at the third plenary session, is set to complete the circle of consolidation ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is a sound idea that has still to go through several stages of approval if it is to become law. However, if all goes smoothly, it could be implemented as soon as 2016. With landfills on the verge ... to get the full council's endorsement at a meeting next month. A final report then has to be drawn up and forwarded to the Environment Bureau so that a policy and draft law can ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Irate citizens may want to take the law into their own hands, as happened early yesterday when a man drove at protesters in Mong Kok. Without obvious leaders, the protesters are in no position ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumer rights ignored too often in telecom and TV sectors

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... market environment, companies are expected to self-regulate, and only when that does not work should authorities step in with guidelines, then rules and, when all else fails, laws. Complaints ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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