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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's economic power buys British silence on human rights

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:00pm by JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... Jonathan Sullivan Jonathan Sullivan says Cameron, with an eye on 2015 polls, chose circumspection during Li's visit China's economic power buys British silence on its human rights record For Prime Minister David Cameron and the British government, Premier Li Keqiang's recent visit could not have gone better. The two sides announced a series of huge investments ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hacking scandal should not give excuse to curb press freedom

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... British newspaper empire Rebekah Brooks, who denied knowing about the hacking. Some would find that hard to accept. In another place Lord Justice Brian Leveson described a similar denial by former ... was calculated to strain it to breaking point like the exposure of phone hacking by British newspapers. They did not just eavesdrop on the messages of the high and mighty like politicians ...

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    China's unprecedented quest for a peaceful rise

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 06:20pm by JEAN-PIERRE LEHMANN

    ... Summer Palace in Beijing- somewhat comparable to the Chinese looting the British Museum and the Louvre. If the Portuguese seaborne empire is the first chapter in the rise of the great powers, ... of the Great Powers. The series begins with Portugal in the 15th century, the first great global seaborne power with an empire stretching from Brazil, across the Atlantic, to both West and East Africa, ...

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    Hong Kong needs to honour its real heroes, not government yes-men

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Bauhinia medal or a gold, silver or bronze star is yours. It's outdated and should be replaced by awards based on role models and merit. The long-departed British empire used to give out its ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:23pm by Albert Cheng

    ... little for the interests of the general public Over the years, doctors in local private practice have built up an empire of their own. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which claims a membership ... the situation. What is even more troubling is the association's tactics of fanning nationalist sentiment. The circular read: "When the administration tried to remove all stains of the British ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For Hongkongers, British National (Overseas) passport not worth the hassle

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... if bureaucratic ways of the Immigration Department when it comes to issuing SAR passports, at the mess the British passport office has got itself into over a backlog of 500,000 applications. It would have been accompanied by relief that Hong Kong no longer relies on the former colonial power to issue passports. But it was shortlived. Holders of British National (Overseas) passports who want ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine as well as Iraq and Syria. Such a state existed culturally until the end of the first world war, when Britain carved up the Ottoman Empire to prevent Russia and its allies from fomenting Muslim extremism in British-ruled territories. Those artificially created borders, although the cause of Muslim sectarian and tribal tension, have persisted. Redrawing ...

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    White paper doesn't signal a shift in Beijing's policy on Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:14pm by Bernard Chan

    ... and unprecedented that arrangement is. Back in the 1980s, many people were sceptical that a British colony could transfer to full Chinese sovereignty while successfully retaining its many differences. ... seems to have shocked some of the overseas press to see the constitutional order presented in such a firm manner. Some of the international media reported this almost as some sort of shift ...

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    Talking points

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by STAFF

    ... arguing that it is unconstitutional (and a deviation from a similar British law) to force him to have an operation in order to get married. Same-sex marriage is illegal in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Racist ideas will set back Chinese diplomacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Philip Bowring

    ... But who are these Han anyway? Genetically, a large percentage of the inhabitants of southern China, descendants of the various Yue peoples who were absorbed into the Chinese empire ... with respect. Lam's choice of venue for her speech suggests she took her cue from the schoolbook definitions of race. These hark back to both the racist notions held by the British in the heyday ...




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