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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let profit stall fight against disease

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... well-being and, ultimately, the good of mankind. This is particularly important in the wake of two newly discovered deadly viruses- the novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu strain, H7N9, in China. Unfortunately, international efforts to combat the coronavirus have been stalled by confusing rules and competition for potentially profitable rights to disease samples. A Saudi ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... called novel coronavirus after the original coronavirus, is known to have infected 12 people, of whom six have died. Most had travelled recently in the Middle East. The infection of a new patient ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... and emergency response teams mobilised. In 2003, Hong Kong reluctantly became the centre of the world medical stage after the coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome spread to the city ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... as an undergraduate student, I wrote and published a novel (actually a love story about interesting people and things on campus), did an OK job with my course studies, and graduated. When I wrote my first novel, I never thought about what it meant for me or my career. Some years later, I began to realise something I should always know, but may just forget to tell myself – I know why I wrote ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Spinning yarns and creating fictions

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:57am by Alex Lo

    ... such fictions. He may also find support from the new interdisciplinary study of literature, neuroscience and brain scans like fMRI. When you read an engaging novel, you suspend disbelief and feel ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must keep up constant vigilance against deadly viruses

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deadly viruses require vigilance Thankfully, Hong Kong's first suspected case of a deadly new Sars-like virus is a false alarm. The Centre for Health Protection confirmed a four-year old Saudi Arabian boy had suffered only from a common type of influenza. However, the negative test result for the novel coronavirus does not mean we can drop our guard. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Online social networks helping mainland students adapt to Hong Kong life

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:03pm by Paul Stapleton, Ding Feng

    ... to managing their studies largely in yet another language- English. Although social networking via online groups is hardly novel, what is new is the way in which newcomers are using the mainland ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Absurd claims of foreign meddling bring shame on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:09pm by Stephen Vines

    ... to the current US administration. Blaming foreigners for things going wrong and accusing foreign countries of meddling is hardly novel. It comes from the playbook of the truly desperate, who have given ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Albert Yeung's court victory over Google shows need for law to adapt

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:32pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... the free flow of information on the internet. Yeung was given the green light by the High Court to pursue a novel defamation action against the US-based internet giant. He complains that when ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2014

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... rule after 1997, and so commenced a series of subtle moves to "return power to the people". In the early 1980s, when I started promoting the novel, universal-suffrage based district ...




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