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  1. Business - Comment - ANALYSIS

    A proposal that could end political polarisation

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:05am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong As debate rages on nominating chief executive candidates, a new proposal enters the mix A proposal that could end HK's political polarisation Political opinion on how ... competitiveness is a reflection of a poor political governance This would be disastrous, as the current electoral process no longer meets the aspirations of the people, having failed so far to offer ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Missed opportunities from both sides of the political reform divide

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by Mike Rowse

    ... an opportunity to- well, miss an opportunity. The latest to strike out are the Occupy Central activists who endorsed a very narrow range of options to put to a public referendum in June instead of trying to be as inclusive as possible. But before we get to them, let us go back to the start of the government's consultation exercise on political reform. The paper which launched proceedings was, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Corrupt officials can be shown no mercy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... allegiance. This could serve the purpose of removing political obstacles to reforms endorsed by the party's third plenum last year, including a bigger role for market forces in the pursuit ... of the Central Military Commission and a member of the Politburo. Xu is the highest-ranking PLA officer ever to face prosecution for corruption. Military and political rank alone do not convey the full ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Philip Bowring

    ... for the public good The rules of self-protection Hong Kong has a problem with a dysfunctional political system. But a bigger obstacle to effective administration is the behaviour of the top ranks ... to their superiors? Or were they working from a script written by bureaucrats and approved by the Transport Bureau? All along, the high-speed rail project has been driven by a mix of politics (getting closer ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Only through pragmatism can Hong Kong achieve universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... exercise yet for the people to express their views. Even though the public do not necessarily endorse the civil disobedience campaign, the clamour for democracy expressed through the ballot box ... nomination is unlikely to be adopted. To Beijing and the Hong Kong government, it remains legally unsound and politically unacceptable. Although all three options in the ballot involved public ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Political reform starts with makeup of the nominating committee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... and labour, social services and religion- replicate FCs in Legco. Even the fourth, political sector, gives the Heung Yee Kuk representation, as Legco does. The imperative is to avoid making the NC ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time to face hard political realities A Pos t op-ed recently castigates the rise of radical anti-democracy groups. They keep interfering with "the ... They have no real political influence or public support. However, the "radical" groups in the pan-democratic camp are no joke; they are close to taking over the whole movement ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for politics in implementation of the law

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:48pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines is disturbed by the official silence on illegal cyberattacks No place for politics in implementation of the law Hypocrisy is an ugly word; when combined ... in the face of illegal activity that is now targeting its political opponents but tomorrow may well confront other citizens, if it becomes known that Hong Kong has become a place where ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Japan win the politeness trophy

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:51pm by James Porteous

    ... to the politeness and cleanliness that seems to be the norm.  And really, why should it be so unusual? What's so hard about bringing a plastic bag with you and spending five minutes picking up after ...




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