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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Haitong's lower fees a small step in right direction for retirement fund

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Small step in right direction for MPF Among the many flaws of the Mandatory Provident Fund that critics have pointed out, the one that is the most detrimental to retirement ... Despite repeat complaints from the government, the MPF Schemes Authority and labour groups over many years, most fund fees have stayed unjustifiably high, both in absolute terms and when compared ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time running out on waste charging scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is to be hoped that the pilot scheme will provide a clearer idea on the best way forward. ... by rubbish. Thankfully, the scheme is a step closer to implementation. Following several rounds of public consultations, the government is trying out three charging options at district level. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... hands are tied, as all kindergartens are privately run at present. Despite some basic requirements and subsidies through a voucher scheme, government control is minimal. Unless kindergartens become fully funded and regulated, the problems will persist. A committee was appointed last year to take forward the chief executive's pledge of free kindergarten education. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... perceived harmful pollutants have caused authorities to cancel plans to build facilities in a number of cities, Xiamen, Ningbo and Dalian among them. Authorities in Maoming in Guangdong now face ... of the likely objections, authorities had first gone on a media offensive to convince residents of the benefits of expanding the Maoming plant, operated by the local government and the state-run oil ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the cost, about HK$233, to be borne by the authority. The authority says it will review the scheme after a year to determine whether it should be extended to other districts and diseases. The outlay and the subsidy per visit are modest, but the authority has found it from its own resources amid budget restraints. If health authorities are serious about the scheme the government will have to help pour ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... well-funded heritage trust designated as a statutory body could resolve such matters. Whether our city needs such an authority is among questions expected to be included in a planned public ... of the year by issues seen as more pressing. The matter is not unimportant and must not be further delayed; residents want more from life than simply providing for their families. Being able to enjoy ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong can have zero tolerance for forced labour by domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Legco that existing laws provide a "solid framework" on trafficking. That may be so, but it was only recently that justice officials expanded the Prosecution Code to cover more ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We have a right to know when and why we are being watched

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in parks and recreation grounds, offices and shops, the stated aim being to reduce crime and improve public safety. In the case of the attack, they did their job, providing police with helpful ... on privacy. As obvious as this may seem, though, having authorities, businesses and individuals follow the guidelines is not so easy. For one, no one knows how many CCTV cameras there are in our city. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Families right to keep asking questions after bungled investigation

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is provided will it be believed by the victims' families and many countries, including China. There is good reason for doubt. From the outset, Malaysian officials have caused confusion and anger ... Until conclusive evidence is provided, there will be continued scepticism. Only when the plane is found can investigators begin to determine what could and could not have happened to flight ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Turkish PM Erdogan has no right to stifle social media

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... made to close YouTube and Facebook. An administrative court on Wednesday ordered a lifting of the block, although authorities have 30 days to appeal; Twitter has also filed a challenge. ...




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