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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by the state legislature, the students are demanding the impossible. The government, too, should be more proactive in addressing people's aspirations for greater democracy. The protesters have ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters must give up battle to continue democracy war

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... high are the stakes that the campaign may end in a manner that no one desires. It is perhaps time the protesters considered retreating and reviewing their strategy. The overnight violence in Admiralty is regrettable. In what appears to be a tit-for-tat action, protesters extended the occupation to a road near the government headquarters, after the barricades they had put up to block ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for protesters to clear the barriers and allow access to roads

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protesters should clear the barriers Hundreds of protesters are still on our streets, yet barricades put in place by students and police when there were tens of thousands ... workers. Out-of-hours activities for many people are still disrupted. Understandably, those being inconvenienced wonder why, with the protests now so small, large stretches of streets behind ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... protests was to give a glimpse of what could be expected were the government to adopt a resolute approach. Student sit-ins closed our busiest streets to traffic, causing the rerouting ... the protests gathered steam, the sky was blue and government monitoring station readings were better than usual in the areas where the demonstrations took place: Causeway Bay, Central and Mong Kok. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protests need leadership The mood on the streets of Hong Kong this National Day is less about celebration than protest. There are official ceremonies and concerts planned, ... These are circumstances unfamiliar to authorities and those protesting; image, reputation and the business and investment climate rest on avoiding chaos and confrontation. Criticism of the response of riot police ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Disruption must not spread to Legco

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... That the confrontation is spreading to the legislature is not unexpected. Unlike previous street protests, the ongoing ones are apparently not led by pan-democrat lawmakers. Now that the uproar appears ... There are also growing worries that protesters may make Legco the new target and try to besiege the complex when officials and pro-government lawmakers attend meetings. This prompted Legco to postpone ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The local heroes who set an example for us all

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Local heroes set example for us all There is more to Hong Kong than just street protests. But with so much tension and bickering going around, it is easy to forget there are still good stories to tell. Recently, traditional and new media have been awash with depressing news, giving an incomplete picture of our city. For the second year, the South China Morning Post ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... protests. There is, understandably, much navel-gazing in our city these days. But we need to raise our heads to scan the horizon for impending dangers. The city needs to prepare for a potential ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protest, yes, but within the law Protests in Hong Kong are nothing new. And given the controversial nature of the proposed development in the northeastern New Territories, ... protests at the Legislative Council have failed to do so. It is a shame that the latest one on Friday ended in chaos and forced lawmakers to abort a vote on the HK$340 million funding request ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Whatever Beijing does, 'one country, two systems' must be preserved

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was that simultaneously, thousands of students thronged Chinese University's campus to launch week-long class boycotts in protest at Beijing's decision on political reform. The students ...




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