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  1. Comment - Letters

    More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief Hong Kong citizens were shocked by the disasters on the mainland and in Taiwan in the last few weeks. These included ... Africa and threatens to spread globally via air traffic. Areas having inadequate preparedness against disasters are particularly vulnerable. To reduce the impact of disasters, national ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Has Japan learnt from Fukushima disaster?

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is that although it was precipitated by cataclysmic natural events, an independent investigation found that it was ultimately man-made. This is despite the lessons of the past and prescient updated ... SCMP Editorial Has Japan learnt from disaster? Russia had its Chernobyl; the US Three Mile Island; Japan is the only country to have suffered both a nuclear attack and catastrophic ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... the report as early as tomorrow. There have been calls for the government to set up a formal pension system given weak returns from the existing mandatory provident fund scheme.   Disaster institute set up in Hong Kong The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine inaugurates a Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute. It will focus on the various threats facing the city, including typhoons, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To prevent sex abuse, child's welfare must be made the top priority

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:56pm by PRIYA VIRMANI

    ... their fathers and uncles. Unless a meaningful intervention is made in the lives of these children, can we expect them to become functional adults? The notorious gang rape of a student in December 2012 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Warfare that targets civilian lives must be made unacceptable

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:40pm by AVI JORISCH

    ... Avi Jorisch Avi Jorisch says that by locating weapons in schools, mosques and hospitals, Hamas is forcing Israel into the kind of asymmetric warfare that all societies fighting terrorists must face Deadly dilemma As the recent hostilities in Gaza demonstr ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    China’s strategy: keep tilting the playing field until someone notices

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:38am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... in the sand – but are these policies investable? President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang appear daily in hospitals, disaster areas, new projects, and on visits to many countries ... expect innovation companies to thrive in China. Chinese global brands are gaining acceptance with half of the world’s television sets made by brands such as Haier, Hisense, Konka, Skyworth ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Qingdao blast another example of safety lesson learned after disaster

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Another disaster, another lesson Two weeks after a fatal blast ripped up the eastern port of Qingdao, it has become increasingly clear that this was a man-made disaster ... with urbanisation. After every disaster, authorities must reflect whether lessons of the past have been learned, and pursue that question through an open and transparent inquiry into every aspect of it. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ... in history, [providing] fuller, and more secure and richer lives for something like a tenth of humanity in a single generation." Ryckmans made the opposite mistake as the China apologists ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aviation industry must tackle failings exposed by plane disasters

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Plane disasters expose failings Barely a week ago, the air industry believed it was closing in on the holy grail of zero annual fatal commercial passenger jet accidents. That thought has been turned on its head with 452 people being killed in three incidents, the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 most prominent. Storms played a part in the other two, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Many of Hong Kong's laws are ignored or enforced in arbitrary manner

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Many HK laws are ignored or enforced in arbitrary manner I represent an organisation involved in the recycling sector. While researching Hong Kong's man-made waste and environmental problems, I have been shocked to discover the pervasive official state of lawlessness. One definition of anarchy is not a country without laws, but one with many laws that are ignored, unenforced ...




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