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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Protests expose vulnerability of an unloved government

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn One point that is frequently made in conversations about the protests is that they have achieved nothing. In a banal sense, that is true. The protesters have not achieved their key aims, which included the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and significant electoral reform. That said, the large numbers of protesters that turned out- far more than most ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Why was a Vancouver immigration consultant protesting against immigration?

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 08:44am by Ian Young

    ... a protest on a flyover outside Vancouver last week, waving a banner blaming immigration for traffic jams, were perfectly entitled to do so. And the public has a right to ask who they are and what they stand for. The Hongcouver blog’s primary curiosity is this: Why was a registered immigration consultant’s agent among those few men protesting against immigration on that chilly morning ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protest stunts at graduation ceremonies tarnish solemn events

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... have spilled to other campuses amid growing political tension this year, with students carrying yellow umbrellas- a sign of support for the student-led Occupy protests- while receiving ... lately that a prominent business figure even gave up the opportunity to receive an honorary degree in order to spare himself possible insults from the floor. Elsewhere, protests during university ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Ominous warnings over damage caused to protest-hit Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:26am by Howard Winn

    ... impressed, if somewhat alarmed, by Vickers' thoughts on Hong Kong in the aftermath of the protests. He believes we have crossed a significant watershed in the city's recent history. He said ... here will eventually resemble, in many respects, living in another mainland city". He said the current situation represented a major challenge and "ironically the protests may have ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Baptist University president refuses to take graduation protests on the chin

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Baptist head refuses to take it on the chin University graduation ceremonies in Hong Kong have become an occasion for political protests. Some make sense, others ... ceremonies at various universities have had some protests. At least two industrialists refused their honorary degrees because they didn't want to run the gauntlet of protesting students. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A peaceful exit is the only option for Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A peaceful exit is the only option The impasse over the Occupy protests has dragged on for more than 50 days. A court ruling could see one of the blockaded sites cleared ... of the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement. Nearly 70 per cent said the protesters should leave. Having had their Beijing expedition thwarted over the weekend, leaders of the Federation of Students ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protesters must realise the futility of non-cooperation

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says Hong Kong Occupy protesters can take inspiration from Apec's tireless call for cooperation, as we're in this together Worlds apart In hindsight, it's ... themselves in Hong Kong need to realise. If University of Hong Kong law lecturer Eric Cheung Tat-ming is correct in saying that, "Sometimes, it seems like the protesters in the occupied areas ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hard lessons of the Occupy protests

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Philip Bowring

    ... ills Hard lessons of Occupy protest As I write, it's not over yet, but there are many lessons to be learned from the Occupy protests. The most important for the main protagonists ... inspirational Joshua Wong Chi-fung, and the determination of the students encouraged tens of thousands more to join the protest movement. But it lacked one vital ingredient- an exit strategy. Given ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How big should the income gap be in Asia?

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by CURTIS CHIN

    ... the Scandinavian nation was rocked by protests attributed mostly to young immigrants, some of whom set buildings and cars ablaze, perhaps testimony to the reality that inequality exists everywhere. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong needs a political solution, not a legal one, to Occupy protests

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:33pm by Stephanie Cheung

    ... Stephanie Cheung Stephanie Cheung says clearing the streets of protesters will only result in a hollow victory for the government. Rather, it should bridge the social divide by responding ... protest is the biggest social movement Hong Kong has faced in its history. With US President Barack Obama stating unequivocally that the US had no involvement in fostering the movement, blaming ...




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