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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Genuine will needed for legal reform in China

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Legal review must be genuine The role of an independent judiciary should be simple enough. It brings criminals to justice; gives redress to the aggrieved; and keeps the administration on its toes. However, the Chinese judicial system works in a rather different manner. Heavy control by the state and the Communist Party means judges are nothing more than legal cadres who ...

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

    Justice must be seen to be done on mainland

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in jail. The legal system has a longstanding unwritten rule that payment of "compensation", or returning ill-gotten gains, can secure a lighter sentence in cases of corruption, and also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581581/justice-must-be-seen-be-done-mainland
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tough balancing act for MTR The MTR Corporation has found itself in the doghouse of public opinion from time to time recently for various reasons, from service disruption ... on the tracks at Fanling station after train services on the East Rail line were halted and then resumed before the canine could be saved. By the time the MTR gave its side of the story on Friday, more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580461/when-it-comes-animal-welfare-its-tough-balancing-act-mtr
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... week was historic. For the first time, the traditionally conservative legal body carried three motions targeting the leader. It reflected the depth of discontent with his support ... independence and professionalism that the slightest ambiguity can send shockwaves through the legal sector. The city's interest are best served by speaking in one unambiguous voice as far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577256/law-society-chief-ambrose-lam-was-right-stand-down
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... face a challenge in maintaining standards of treatment and care. The task force consisted of British academic and National Health Service experts engaged to advise on clinical governance. Its ... researchers has warned that the chronic shortage of doctors to meet increasing demand for medical services in an ageing population would not be resolved in the medium term. And that is after taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Court ruling on Tai Po beach a welcome end to 16-year saga

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... eventually went to the courtroom for a ruling. The beach would have been completed for use next year had it not been delayed. That we only managed to clear the legal hurdle for work to begin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575024/court-ruling-tai-po-beach-welcome-end-16-year-saga
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe's three arrows are looking badly blunted

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the world's third largest economy grew by an annualised 6.1 per cent. The sales tax increase from 5 per cent to 8 per cent raises revenue to service Japan's massive public debt. Abe has to decide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575022/shinzo-abes-three-arrows-are-looking-badly-blunted
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    It's the spirit of the rules that civil servants must adhere to

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rules alone are not enough When it comes to guarding against conflicts of interest, our civil service arguably outshines its regional counterparts. There is no shortage of general and job-specific regulations on conduct and integrity. While the team is largely clean and honest, transgressions do occur from time to time. The recent row surrounding a senior Lands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572412/its-spirit-rules-civil-servants-must-adhere
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang's modest spending cuts a wise measure

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... best to consolidate services and funding schemes, and phase out outdated and redundant items. Alas, the message was buried by noise over reduced goodies and relief measures for the public. ... resulted in massive government job cuts and service downsizing, and the grievances are still echoing in the senior echelons of the civil service today. Tsang has not shied away from difficult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567930/john-tsangs-modest-spending-cuts-wise-measure
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Take shackles off legal gambling

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Take shackles off legal gambling Legal gambling in Hong Kong is conducted under a social contract which makes it palatable to many who believe it is a social evil. ... Given that gambling is an irrepressible vice, the authorities must strive for a social outcome that delivers the greatest good and the least disadvantage. That cannot be said of a legal sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530354/take-shackles-legal-gambling

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