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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

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

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Many challenges for Macau leader It's not much of an election if it is a one-horse race. Credibility is further undermined when the ballot is confined to only 400 of 624,000 citizens. As awkward as it is, this is how Macau picks its chief executive. The poll on Sunday took less than an hour to complete, sealing the city's fate for another five years under ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... melting pot of cultures and races. That has happened in some places, but not all; parts of Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and New York have divisions even wider than St Louis. Ferguson ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to sports, Hong Kong is losing race to Singapore

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to fast-track our sports hub Singapore is said to be as much a rival as model to Hong Kong. From business to tourism and education to attracting foreign talent, the two cities are often seen as racing against each other. Adding to the long list of competition is sports development. After years of planning and construction, the S$1.33 billion (HK$8.16 billion) ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bicycle revival isjust what we need Ji Cheng has been the lanterne rouge- the red lamp at the back of the train- of the Tour de France. In the jargon of the annual race, this is the rider who brings up the rear in the overall time standings. It is not that Ji would have been invisible otherwise. He sacrificed himself early on in the tour with long shifts on the front ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to consult on whether or not the race discrimination law should be broadened to cover nationality, citizenship and residency. The idea is just part of a sweeping review of the four existing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Marathon race is not the place to stop and take a selfie, thank you

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from races could prove a logistical and enforcement challenge for the organiser, the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association. With registration opening from October 15, though, now is the time ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cross-strait policy the key if DPP wants to regain power in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is already being drawn to Taiwan's presidential race in 2016, after Dr Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected as head of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. Tsai's victory in the party leadership contest should come as no surprise. Despite losing to Ma Ying-jeou in the 2012 presidential race, the political heavyweight is still the main hope for the DPP to regain power from ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Take shackles off legal gambling

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... more horse races and football matches, plus many other sports, a bigger array of different types of bets and they offer credit. "It's a no-brainer for the customer," he said. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fun runners must go the extra mile in training

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the health risks. Study leader Dr Lobo Louie Hung-tak said that although most in the 10-kilometre race were not running competitively, three days' training a week- for 40 to 48 kilometres- were ... affect runners, with exhaustion and dehydration the most common, and deaths not unheard of. That said, studies of the health effects of long-distance races do not point to them being riskier than ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's defence spending only natural, but it must explain why

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Vietnam combined. As necessary as Beijing may see such spending, it also needs to better explain its thinking. Unease about intentions has raised tension and contributed to a regional arms race ...




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