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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says we can still create a world-class park at West Kowloon even without trees, but it needs more than bare lawns and empty venues Park life It was probably inevitable that the budget for the West Kowloon Cultural District park would be cut. With projected cost overruns for the arts hub that are expected to be compounded by delays on the MTR's ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The unsung heroes who make Hong Kong special

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... generosity, benevolence and tolerance. While there is no shortage of attributes to collectively define the city's character, it is the people who bring this place to life. They are the heart ... contributions to society, or have overcome personal challenges in life and brought new insights to the meaning of life. In the coming weeks, we will uncover stories describing the exemplary acts ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Parents at Shanghai's 'Matchmaking Corner' cheated by marriage agents

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alice Yan

    ... an official was quoted as saying. "Matchmaking activity by parents is still approved." Matchmaking Corner began life in 2005 when several retired officials thought up the idea as a way ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LINDA TO

    ... prejudice Hand of friendship A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, ... show reflected the real-life experiences of some new immigrant women. In the past 10 years, more than 350,000 mainland women have moved to Hong Kong, and many have faced discrimination ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... she made the grade and got herself into an Institute of Vocational Education programme. At a modest cost of just over HK$10,000, Sir David rescued a young girl from a life of listlessness. ... or internships. At the heart of this systemic failure is a dysfunctional curriculum. There is a yawning gap between what is learned in class and how life is lived outside it. Yet there is evidence that, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The logic of Beijing's vision for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Regina Ip

    ... active here started their political life. The four-sector composition of the Election Committee in the Basic Law represented the outcome of detailed consultation with a wide cross-section of Hong ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Death of a dog on the MTR tracks shows up our selective sympathy

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:12pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... in the media has been that the MTR Corp displayed a wanton lack of respect for the life of an animal. The hypocrisy here, of course, is the apparent inconsistency the general public has with regard ... a life of freedom before its death. While our mongrel scavenged, slept and mated to its heart's content, those millions of pigs endured miserable lives in dark concrete pens barely able ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... will fall in before champerty is recognised as a legal virtue. In these circumstances I can't for the life of me understand why the exchange bothers putting out a paper soliciting views ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... about Occupy Central. Experience from the "Occupy" movements in London and New York suggests damage is negligible, life goes on and the protests dwindle quickly. If our government were more systematic in measuring and prioritising the risks that surround us, Occupy Central would be down there with chest X-rays as a threat to life as we know it. Instead, it is consuming ...




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