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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The local heroes who set an example for us all

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... ordinary individuals who have dedicated themselves to finding a meaningful cause in life. More importantly, they do so without seeking any reward or recognition for themselves. They embody ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must do more to help relatives put the dead to rest

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Do more to put the dead to rest Death is certain; life is not, so the saying goes. In Hong Kong, while death is just as certain, burial is not. The chronic shortage of burial places means families can never be sure when their loved ones will be laid to rest. Investigations by the Ombudsman showed that securing a columbarium niche in public cemeteries ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The patron saint of regulators

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Traditional economics presupposes either perfect competition or monopoly. In real life, you often have players who dominate a market but don't control it. Sometimes, this can benefit consumers; ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Coins a waste of time and money The small things in life are usually the most easily forgotten. Hong Kong's nickel-brass cent-denominated coins cannot be easily used, so often end up in jars or bottles at home. There are limited places to spend them, banks charge to convert large amounts to notes and Octopus cards have replaced the need to use small ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for protesters to clear the barriers and allow access to roads

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... away so that life can return to normal. Previous attempts have prompted students to alert other demonstrators, who have rushed in to ensure that ground gained is not lost. But our roads cannot ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia must come up with a more humane plan to deal with boat people

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... these are generally decrepit little vessels crammed with refugees and asylum seekers, who have paid unscrupulous opportunists for a perilous journey from Asian shores in hope of a new life ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's revised smoking bill sets a poor example

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

    ... 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Investing to raise quality of life China's rise can be measured in stellar economic growth, the escape of hundreds of millions from poverty and international respect. But it is not reflected kindly in an indicator of people's well-being recommended by the World Health Organisation called health-adjusted life expectancy (Hale). Using the indicator, China's Centre ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the cross-cultural understanding she brought to her life's work will be all the more important for peace in the region. Born to Japanese parents in pre-war Manchuria, Yamaguchi came to fame starring ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by 2030. Global warming is a substantially bigger threat. It is behind rising sea levels, extreme weather and warmer oceans. Crops, fresh water, wildlife and ways of life are being endangered. Yet ...




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