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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as infringing on private property rights. In a protest against development restrictions in northern Lantau, angry villagers bulldozed an ecologically sensitive mangrove in front of media cameras on Sunday. While they are entitled to express their discontent, they should not do so at the expense of the environment. Their action has seriously damaged the habitat. Unsurprisingly, the protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580942/new-territories-villagers-must-play-rules
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political stand-off harms Pakistan

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Political stand-off harms Pakistan Foreign policy and the economy were clearly not priorities for Pakistani opposition leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri when they launched mass protests to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office. The heads of state of China, the Maldives and Sri Lanka have postponed visits due to the demonstrations that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588921/political-stand-harming-pakistan
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535169/legco-protesters-must-exercise-self-restraint
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central campaign should be called off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not bring Hong Kong closer to democracy. Some even accuse it of pushing Beijing into tighter restrictions. Despite the threats of class boycotts and protests, the National People's Congress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584666/occupy-central-campaign-should-be-called
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Supporters of opposition leaders Imran Khan, a famed former cricketer, and Tahir ul-Qadri, a Canada-based cleric, have brought weeks of mayhem to the capital, Islamabad, with protests that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584010/good-governance-key-maintaining-democracy-pakistan
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a now-shelved bill that would have given lavish retirement benefits to ex-officials. Dubbed the political awakening of Macau, the landmark protest does not augur well for smooth sailing ahead. A lot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite Hanoi's hedging strategy, it must settle disputes with China

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that Vietnam claims are part of its exclusive economic zone. Rival fleets of boats clashed and protests in Hanoi turned into riots that left five Chinese dead when factories were looted and burned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581969/despite-hanois-hedging-strategy-it-must-settle-disputes
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Erdogan must steer to middle Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shrugged off a year of protests and corruption scandals to win another term- this time ... on protests against plans to build a shopping mall on one of the last green spaces in central Istanbul, the derailment of a corruption scandal that brought down some of his ministers, and an attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573106/erdogan-must-steer-towards-middle-turkeys-president
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Vietnam's anti-Chinese protests, violence will only add fuel to fire

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

    ... dissent should have had no trouble keeping protests peaceful. Instead, it has allowed circumstances to spin out of control, leading to regrettable consequences. Hundreds of Chinese have fled ... to the country and business and investor confidence has been rocked. Protests are unusual in Vietnam, where the government is intolerant of dissent. As tensions grow with China over contested oil and gas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513049/vietnams-anti-chinese-protests-violence-will-only-add-fuel
  10. 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

    ... 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 for another protest like the recent occupation of parliament over a cross-strait trade agreement. The project has been mired in controversy since it was first proposed three decades ago. Even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1501186/protests-over-taiwan-must-now-have-rational-debate-source

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