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  1. 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 ... the map is politically difficult, though, and governments can do nothing but ensure they rule fairly. In Iraq, as in Syria and elsewhere, the aim has to be unity. ISIL's extremism and bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541273/world-must-unite-save-iraq-imploding
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

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

    ... SCMP Editorial A fine line for religious leaders It is said that there are two topics that should never be raised in polite company, religion and politics. Religion, tradition has it, should be for sermons and politics for political speeches. Both can create such passions that discussion among people from different backgrounds could easily escalate to heated arguments, hurt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Military exercises a step forward, but trust is key to improving Sino-US ties

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

    ... by instead inviting for the first time India and Russia. The decision angered Beijing, which saw it as a furthering of a perceived US strategy of containment. Relations have since become increasingly ... has to be sustained diplomatic and political effort. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542097/military-exercises-step-forward-trust-key-improving-sino-us
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is the first in the 17 years since the handover and seeks to set the tone for political debate. It came 10 days before an unofficial so-called referendum on options for the 2017 chief executive ... on Hong Kong's political development. It makes it clear that while the city may enjoy a high degree of autonomy, this is only at Beijing's discretion. In other words, if Beijing can give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Musical chairs in Northeast Asia In a mere few days, the political dynamics of Northeast Asia have seemingly shifted. President Xi Jinping's ignoring of tradition ... Abe's agenda is similarly flawed. While he has made political capital at home by forging ground on the abductees issue, shaky relations with China and South Korea have been further damaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547449/diplomatic-manoeuvring-makes-strange-bedfellows-northeast
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Soccer-mad Asia falls short again in World Cup

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... take part in top European leagues. The next World Cup is in Russia, which does not bode well for Asian countries. Perhaps a way forward in the long run lies in Asia pushing for more exposure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542599/soccer-mad-asia-falls-short-again-world-cup
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Olympics will test Russia on issue of gay rights

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Gay rights test at Russia Olympics Tolerance of homosexuality varies widely among nations, societies, cultures and religions. In Russia, where thinking is liberal on abortion and adultery, attitudes to gays and lesbians are as they were in the West decades ago. The International Olympic Committee was aware of that when it awarded Russia the 2014 Winter Games, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1302171/olympics-will-test-russia-issue-gay-rights
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that the city's future will be jeopardised if the socio-political environment continues to worsen. Despite simmering anger and grievances, the procession was, by and large, peaceful and orderly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1545177/now-people-have-spoken-officials-must-handle-their-demands
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must show strong leadership to realise ambitious plans

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... among them political and business opposition and the world's most rapidly ageing population. As important, foreign policy plays a crucial role: success depends on deep economic linkages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544411/shinzo-abe-must-show-strong-leadership-realise-ambitious
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Allan Zeman's successor at Ocean Park has big shoes to fill

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

    ... down by the government for holders of positions on statutory bodies. Linking his departure with politics is unnecessary. With more than seven million visitors and a surplus of HK$127 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541275/alan-zemans-successor-ocean-park-has-big-shoes-fill

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