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  1. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Beijing turns Abe Yasakuni visit into a public relations battle on world's opinion pages

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:03am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Co-ordinated editorial-writing campaign seeks to sway overseas opinion against Japan and portray China as reasonable party in diplomatic row Beijing ... publications since the shrine visit on December 26, a tactic seen as exerting international pressure on Tokyo. Video: Japan PM Abe's controversial war shrine visit The war of words broke out after ...


    Wine Opinion: Rivals Hong Kong and Singapore are worlds apart in taste

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:08am by DEBRA MEIBURG SARAH HELLER

    ... It may be also be a matter of flavour profile. To Hong Kong, wine gospel comes from English publications such as Decanter and Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, while Singapore looks ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The echo chamber that is public opinion

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE The echo chamber that is public opinion "They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy ... very much." When enough people form the same or similar opinions on a subject, it becomes public opinion, a standard or convention of thoughts around which other citizens plead agreement ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The tyranny of public opinion

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 05:01am by Regina Ip

    ... The tyranny of public opinion The recent controversial decision on TV licensing triggered a fresh round of questioning on the extent to which the government takes account of public opinion before reaching its decisions. A Chinese University student publicly slammed Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying for ignoring public opinion. Executive Council convener Lam Woon-kwong expressed misgivings ...

  5. News - China

    Property tycoon calls for organisation to conduct 'patriotic' opinion polls

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:02am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Jeffie Lam Tycoon seeks 'patriotic' opinion polls The pro-government camp in Hong Kong should set up its own organisation to conduct public opinion ... been manipulating public opinion [using HKU's public opinion programme], which is essential in fostering consensus on political reform," said Peter Lee Ka-kit standing committee ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    Opinion poll techniques 'could lead to distorted results', says think tank boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:05am by Tanna Chong and Jeffie Lam

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing and Jeffie Lam Shiu Sin-por joins row over surveys, saying some techniques used by public opinion programme could lead to distorted results Policy unit chief calls ... Kong as "problematic". Shiu Sin-por, head of the Central Policy Unit, cited certain techniques used by HKU's public opinion programme, headed by Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, which ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Voters 'more co-operative' with exit polls, says HKU's Robert Chung

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Voters opened up more to HKU exit pollsters Voters were more co-operative with exit pollsters in this month's Legislative Council election than they were in 2008, generating largely accurate results, a leading pollster said. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, told a radio ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Global public opinion poll reveals an increasingly negative view of China

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com China could do with an image makeover, judging by the increasingly negative perceptions of the country revealed in a global public opinion poll Fact ... China. Public opinion, especially in the US, towards China is at an all-time low. That's according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Centre, which surprised Bruce Stokes, director ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    New World tycoon Henry Cheng backs call for 'patriotic' opinion polls

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:27am by Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... Shau-kee's Henderson Land Development- told state leaders that the pro-government camp in Hong Kong should set up its own organisation to conduct public opinion polls because "the opposition camp has been manipulating public opinion [using HKU's public opinion programme]". We know on which side [HKU chief pollster Dr Robert] Chung Ting-yiu stands Henry Cheng, New World ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public opinion to be sought on city's ageing population crisis

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Ada Lee Consultation will seek ideas to boost long-term workforce but 'sensitive' proposal to attract mainland parents of HK babies is dropped Public opinion to be sought on ageing crisis Solutions to the city's ageing- population crisis will be up for discussion this month as the public's views are sought on how to replenish the shrinking ...




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