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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for another five years. But the safe victory belies the challenges ahead. While Chui continues to benefit from the robust economic growth buoyed by an influx of mainland tourists and strong gaming ... 2009. The city is also having to put up with an influx of mainland visitors. The negative sentiment took yet another turn in May, when tens of thousands took to the streets condemning ...

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    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... products. While this is a common phenomenon the world over, advertisers on the mainland take things further. It is not unusual to see actors endorsing fertility clinics or vocational training ... for non-compliance, those who have undermined consumers' interests may also face legal liability. Belated as it is, the change will bring the mainland advertising industry in line with those in some ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Justice must be seen to be done on mainland

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

    ... on the mainland means it cannot be ruled out. Indeed, it already undermines public confidence in the system. An opaque system for considering applications for reviews of sentences and parole is to blame. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Xi Jinping's task to build on Deng Xiaoping's legacy

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

    ... and bureaucracy, aimed at clearing away opposition from vested interests, has profound political and economic implications for the mainland. Xi’s consolidation of power has already prompted comparisons ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Signs of a thaw in Sino-Vatican relations after pope's gesture

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the Vatican's diplomatic overture. If nothing else, there are an estimated 12 million Catholics on the mainland who face varying degrees of restriction and censorship; and their numbers are growing. ... to the people of countries he flies over. There have been reports that some mainland Catholics were barred from going to South Korea ahead of the Pope's visit, leading to speculation that Beijing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to impressionable young people. Like it or not, as the mainland battles the scourge of drugs, actors, singers and authors have an obligation to steer clear of illegal substances. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting prejudice is a long-term battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such as tensions with mainlanders and job benefits for unmarried heterosexual and gay couples. This does not justify sensational attacks. Recently, rational discussion has been drowned out by criticism, some of which apparently stems from misconception or bias. For instance, critics say outlawing discrimination against mainlanders will provoke locals and fuel more cross-border tension. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... among mainlanders. That is regrettable, because the extraction of the bile through permanently open wounds prone to infection must involve cruel suffering and does nothing for modern ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new chapter for the Hang Seng Index

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

    ... train" proposal for mainland investors to buy Hong Kong shares, later dropped. The latest version- to allow direct, two-way share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai from October- is more significant because it is part of China's agenda of capital market and international economic reform and a major step towards integration of the Hong Kong and mainland capital markets. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of mainland swimmers. This follows news reports claiming our pools have become overcrowded because of an increase in the number of visitors from across the border. There is no doubt that our swimming pools, hiking trails and other quality recreational facilities attract as many locals as foreign and mainland tourists. But the lifeguard union's suggestion that mainland swimmers have poor ...




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