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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Iran must move beyond words to solve nuclear issue

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Iran to start. Concern that the country may be using them to develop nuclear weapons has prompted threats of pre-emptive strikes by the US and its Middle East ally, Israel. North Korea's ... Rowhani made a series of encouraging gestures towards the US about negotiations on his country's nuclear programme. Before boarding his flight home on Friday, he had been phoned by his ...

  2. 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

    ... to make of the uncharacteristic note of compassion. After all, it is not for nothing that North Korea is known as the shakedown state- an untrustworthy negotiating partner that strikes bad-faith bargains that it breaks when it has wrung concessions out of them. The repeated breakdown of the six-party nuclear disarmament talks, brokered by Beijing, is one example of that. Over the weekend, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that there is a delicate balance to strike and church leaders have to be mindful of that with what they say and do. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

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

    ... 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fairer deal needed for retail investors in IPOs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not be listed at all during market downturns. But given the importance of a vibrant retail investor sector, stakeholders and regulators should try to strike a balance that includes retail investors. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public still needs to be convinced on right power option for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the city will become too dependent on mainland supplies for food, water and energy. The truth is that about a quarter of our electricity currently comes from the nuclear power plant in Daya Bay ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protests over, Taiwan must now have a rational debate on source of power

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for rational debate on power President Ma Ying-jeou's decision to halt construction of Taiwan's nearly completed but controversial fourth nuclear power plant ahead of a referendum makes sense for the time being. Ahead of year-end local government and council polls, and with thousands of anti-nuclear protesters on the streets, he had no appetite ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Power options short on detail

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... failed to make a convincing case for why using more nuclear energy- an option favoured by the previous government- is no longer being pursued. Until there are further details, making an informed ... to the existing 20 per cent nuclear energy from Daya Bay. This will inevitably increase our dependence on the mainland. Whether the supply will be as reliable as CLP Power and Hongkong Electric's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US does more harm than good with military intervention on foreign soil

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

    ... are unwilling to stomach the financial cost or put the lives of soldiers at risk. While drone air strikes seem to be the most likely option, a decision has yet to be made. Such action would ... with the government have broken down. US drone strikes on suspected terrorists in Pakistan's tribal regions bordering Afghanistan- the same strategy being discussed for Iraq- garnered support among ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let's get serious about heritage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to strike the right balance. ...




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