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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fear of losing the Hong Kong way of life is driving the street protests

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:58pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says lack of democracy alone doesn't explain people's anger Fear of losing the Hong Kong way of life is driving protests What really propelled ... it would deal a crushing blow to lingering hopes for preserving a much valued way of life. Losing what Hong Kong already has tends to worry people a great deal more than failing to get what ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    There should be more to life than stereotypes

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:32am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani There should be more to life than stereotypes Now listen up children: all Filipino women are maids. They clean your toilets. All South Asian men are construction workers. ... are interchangeable. You'll need to apply both as you make your way in life. Only when you learn to use skin colour to determine who are toilet cleaners and who belong to the upper class will you have ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Some in Hong Kong not immune to anti-Jewish racism

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by LETTERS

    ... conflict. I mourn the loss of life on all sides of the conflict. To see innocent men, women and children die in the region that taught the world about the sanctity of human life is heart-wrenching and we must find a way for it to stop. I am not a mind reader but I am concerned that what truly drives such protests is not the basic concern for human life but something nefarious: ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... of poachers, but hum with the enormous diversity of life that is our collective trust. Timothy C. Bonebrake, assistant professor, school of biological sciences, University of Hong Kong ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Graft probe of Zhou Yongkang clears Xi Jinping's path to wider reform

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of life and death for the party. It was preceded early this month by the expulsion from the party of recently retired vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Caihou. Xi deserves credit ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 30, 2014

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... stop, leaving passengers standing for a 45-to-60-minute ride, clutching the handrails for dear life because most bus drivers don't properly apply the brakes. No passenger should have ... Kok and transfer to another bus, or risk your life in a red minibus. Finally, why is the bus company owned by a real estate developer? Why is everything in Hong Kong owned by real estate ...

  8. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    McDonald's shows just how easy it is to make things worse

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:01am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The dismal example of how McDonald's Hong Kong handled collateral damage from the Husi food safety scandal shows it is always possible to make a bad situation worse Life ... that they were unfairly sucked into a problem that was not of their making and thought there was more wriggle room than really existed. Unfortunately business, like life itself, is not fair, and you have ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 27, 2014

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... been required to give a benefit illustration, in a standard format, to the consumer for each life insurance policy that is being recommended. The benefit illustration provides some important ... away from the consumer based on two projected rates of return that are fairly realistic and agreed upon by the industry association. Most of the traditional and investment-linked life insurance ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Continuing offensive in Gaza killing hopes of peace

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24pm by HAYA AL HUSSEIN

    ... Israel isn't firing rockets into Gaza, it is slowly strangling the life out of this once bustling fishing town and those unlucky enough to have been born there. What is especially disturbing ...




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