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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... efforts against the illegal trade in ivory. For example, 30 from Africa and Asia agreed at an African elephant summit last year to practise zero tolerance of poaching syndicates, with tough sentences and confiscation of assets. They include countries of origin of illegal ivory in Africa, transit ports such as Hong Kong and consumer destinations, principally China and Thailand. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by last week visiting South Korea ahead of long-time ally North Korea unambiguously denoted frustration and displeasure. Japan and the North have made progress on their long-standing dispute over ... Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye, joined forces at a summit against the North's continued intransigence over its nuclear weapons programme and called for favourable conditions ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official regret over building collapse a rare display of feeling in North Korea

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A rare display offeeling in N Korea North Korea is known for putting guns before grain, the military ahead of the people, as a place where millions have suffered through famine caused by state planning bungles without official apology. It is therefore understandable that great prominence was given to media reports about North Korean officials expressing regret ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at using the allocation system to ease cross-border pressure on North District schools. The number of Shenzhen children who failed to win places in their top three schools of choice hit 33.6 per ... on North District. The situation remains unsatisfactory from both sides. The mainland Ministry of Education has been looking into the option of Hong Kong setting up government schools in Shenzhen. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for preliminary works on two new towns in Fanling North and Kwu Tung. Police had to subdue the crowd with pepper spray in the early hours on Saturday, after some protesters tried to storm into the council ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Are taxis in Discovery Bay the thin end of the wedge for residents?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Bay with the North Lantau Highway and bus services to the airport, Tung Chung and Sunny Bay. That, arguably, was progress to a community that makes more use of the airport than most. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's role as peacekeeper shows it is a responsible power

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... troops were involved in nine mission zones, mostly in Africa. China's contribution to the UN peacekeeping budget will increase from just over 3 per cent of the total to 6 per cent by next ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Nigerian leaders are also to blame for abduction of schoolgirls

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... silent for three weeks after the kidnap, until he finally appealed for international help just days before he was to host the World Economic Forum on Africa. Now the United States, Britain ... of security the authorities cannot hope to win over poor people radicalised by poverty and launch a development plan that exploits the full potential of Nigeria's new status as Africa ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's railway vision has its limits

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Railway vision has its limits The word for China in Chinese means "middle kingdom", so it is understandable that the nation thinks of itself as being at the centre of the world. That, in part, explains ambitious proposals to build high-speed railway lines to Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. The trains would bring reliable and economical connectivity ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bickering nations could develop resources together

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... joint venture agreement on oil and gas in the North Sea. Both benefited, leading to gains, wealth and peace. It is a model that could easily be adopted in the South China Sea. For it to succeed, ...




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