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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Widodo needs support of all Indonesians

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for a hefty one-fifth of the annual budget, they are a drain on growth. While Widodo has made their phasing out a priority, efforts by previous presidents have been met by countrywide protests. Key ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Electoral form needs wisdom and courage

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... disobedience aimed at pressuring Beijing for more democracy. The action, coming as it will after the July 1 mass protest and an unofficial ballot on reform proposals, will raise the political stakes ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

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

    ... just as "Jesus remained silent" as he faced crucifixion. With sarcasm, he said that some of the 511 protesters arrested for a sit-in on Chater Road after the July 1 rally who had ...

  7. 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

    ... in the Tuesday's mass protest, is also at boiling point. Despite sweltering heat and sporadic downpours, hundreds of thousands took to the streets to press their demands for genuine universal suffrage. ... 122,000 and 172,000. Whatever benchmark is used, the crowd is the largest in a decade. The television images, reminiscent of the 2003 landmark protest, speak for themselves. Against the backdrop ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are reminiscent of the "jasmine" protests of 2011, when scores were detained. Lawyers see further evidence of an effort to silence them in a new code being drafted by the national bar ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    June 4 vigil still resonates with contemporary events in China

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the anniversary are evidence of that. China stands by the official verdict that it was necessary to send PLA troops against protesters in Tiananmen Square to put the country on course for stable ... the candlelight vigil still resonates with contemporary events, such as the unprecedented Communist Party crackdown on high-level official corruption, one of the issues of the Tiananmen Square protests ...

  10. 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

    ... Clearly, in both cases, Beijing is trying to avoid a challenge to its legitimate authority by dissuading people from taking part in the referendum or the civil disobedience protest, which is more ...




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