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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Na, a winner on and off court

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... basketball star Yao Ming, Li established herself in what is primarily a game for Westerners. In 2004, she became the first Chinese player to win a Women's Tennis Association title. She made ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must start to build consensus, rather than go it alone

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... reshuffle of the executive of his Liberal Democratic Party with the appointment of a China-friendly secretary general and deputy and raising the number of women in the 18-member cabinet from two ... will suffer unless more women take up jobs and get involved in public decision-making; Japan ranks poorly internationally on female participation in politics, the workforce and boardroom. The 70th ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe's three arrows are looking badly blunted

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... details of the so-called third arrow of structural reform, including a corporate tax cut, stronger support for working women, bringing in overseas workers and a better environment for foreign ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to be the world's tallest of a freedom fighter in his home state of Gujarat, makes light of a US$30 million plan for women's safety. Still, if the reforms can be fleshed out and targets met, India has ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must show strong leadership to realise ambitious plans

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this year. But such measures are not sustainable over the long term, making the latest stage- involving a corporate tax cut from 36 to below 30 per cent, stronger support for working women, bringing ... of parliament have demanded a watering down of the shift away from pacifism. Uppermost among domestic concerns is the rapidly ageing- and shrinking- population. Abe's proposals to prod more women ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Inquest will shed light on tragic police shooting

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... them, ignoring warnings to drop the knife. Two officers fired three shots, two of which hit his head and neck. They fired from one metre and he fell on top of the two women, indicating the close ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Much still needs doing to make women in India feel safe

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Making India safe for women Text and Twitter messages among women in India often end with "take care" or "be safe". It is a recent phenomenon, one ... to make streets safer for women and improve respect. But for all the debate in society and government promises, there will be little change unless there is a properly functioning law-and-order ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New rules will help keep beauty treatments safe

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... women dying and three others suffering serious injuries following blood-transfusion therapy at a private beauty clinic in 2012. This put the focus on the blurred lines between health, beauty ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    'Comfort women' deserve proper apology from Japan

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... has been especially insensitive, his recent comments on comfort women heightening regional outrage and prompting criticism in Europe and North America. Coming on the heels of a string ... atrocities. "Comfort women", the girls and women, mostly from China, Korea and the Philippines enslaved by the Japanese imperial army to sexually serve its soldiers, is arguably the most ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Women in China still not equal to men

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China's women need equality Women hold up half the sky, said the Great Helmsman. In the mainland corporate world, that may have become true. If a new survey by an international accounting group is correct, half (51 per cent) of senior management jobs in mainland companies are now held by women. This places the mainland ahead of Hong Kong, other Asian economies ...




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