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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping the taxman on the other side of the mountains

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the other side of the mountains "As the next step, the taxation administration will rigorously investigate major cases of tax fraud," the [State Administration of Taxation] said. SCMP, January 25 I am much taken by an old Chinese aphorism on relations between government and citizen- san go wong dai yuen: the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. For a concrete example ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1415299/keeping-taxman-other-sideof-mountains
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private sector involvement needed to end poverty in Asia's mountains

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:12pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin says projects must be innovative, collaborative and impactful Private sector key to ending poverty in Asia's mountains Frankly, it need not be moon versus mountains. As Asia looks skyward to the tremendous success of China's 20-year-old, multibillion-dollar space programme, much more needs to be done here on earth to bring business growth to some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385216/private-sector-involvement-needed-end-poverty-asias
  3. Comment - Letters

    Green fix for food waste mountain

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Environment-friendly fix makes molehill of food waste mountain Since the Council for Sustainable Development launched a consultation on waste charging, there has been a flurry of media attention on the topic. While the pros and cons of the proposed charges have been examined in detail, the experts commenting through the media have shown little interest in pursuing rational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1329865/green-fix-food-waste-mountain
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US can help, but it will take a united Iraq to defeat terror

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stronghold of Mosul fell, they scattered to the Sinjar mountains bordering Syria, where tens of thousands have since been trapped with scant shelter and no food or water. It is a humanitarian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572411/us-can-help-it-will-take-united-iraq-defeat-terror
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Making a mountain out of a mole hill

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Making a mountain out of a mole hill Boy, has Hong Kong gone crazy? A minor spat with the police involving a primary schoolteacher has become a cause célèbre and sparked a clash between rival groups on Sunday involving thousands and paralysing Mong Kok traffic. As it turned out, Alpais Lam Wai-sze, the teacher in question, was the only one who acted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1294545/making-mountain-out-mole-hill
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growing mountain of debt

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by ZHANG MONAN

    ... Zhang Monan Zhang Monan says even as financing for local governments grows in size and variety, they still struggle to repay debt and support spending. It's time for China to get its fiscal house in order Mountain to climb In the coming years, China's government will have to confront significant challenges to achieve stable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1278094/chinas-growing-mountain-debt
  7. Comment - Letters

    Lives in danger as speeding problem worsens on Lantau

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... already stopped. Other drivers are aggressive, hounding road users in front by driving too close to them. On the Tung Chung mountain road, I have lost count of the amount of times that I have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1569605/lives-danger-speeding-problem-worsens-lantau
  8. Comment - Letters

    Forget tower blocks at Lamma quarry and clean up village areas

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... Forget tower blocks at Lamma quarry and clean up village areas In Sydney recently, I found an engaging booklet, Your Guide to Hong Kong's Outlying Islands, published by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. These islands, the booklet notes, are "one of Hong Kong's best kept secrets", where "mountains sweep down to rugged coastlines and glistening seas". So how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1567933/forget-tower-blocks-lamma-quarry-and-clean-village-areas
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mining profit from Hong Kong's mountains of plastic

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by DOUG WOODRING

    ... Doug Woodring Doug Woodring calls for a study of its current use, to find ways to turn waste into resources How to mine profit from our mountains of plastic As economies and populations grow, so too does consumption. In most countries, the waste generated has outpaced the waste management and recycling infrastructure. This is exactly what is happening today in Hong Kong, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1253502/mining-profit-hong-kongs-mountains-plastic
  10. Comment - Letters

    Park patrols hot on the trail of antisocial mountain bikers

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Park patrols hot on the trail of antisocial mountain bikers I refer to the letter by Duncan Lightfoot ("Cyclists ruin visitor's hike in country park", October 11). According to the Country Parks and Special Areas Regulations (Cap 208A), cycling activities within country parks are restricted to designated mountain bike trails. Ten designated mountain bike trails with a total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1066734/park-patrols-hot-trail-antisocial-mountain-bikers

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