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  1. C.Y.'s reality check on salaries

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung's swift response to pro-establishment lawmakers' requests for the salary freeze came because he understood the political realities. 'The plan requires approval from the Legislative ...

  2. Political realities

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's nor China's interests. Third, and not least, is the reality that had the chief executive been chosen by an open and fair direct election based on 'one person, one vote' ...

  3. Can virtual advocacy pass the reality test?

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to reality; Invisible Children has advocated a 'night sweep' in which streets will be 'covered' with posters highlighting the Kony problem. It is interesting to note ... it is unlikely that things are going to change in Uganda without broader support and a more nuanced understanding of the context. The uncomfortable reality of the use of force- and loss of lives- ...

  4. Does the tale become political reality?

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's fashionable to round on tycoons these days, but let me just say one little nice thing about the Kwok brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties, one of the 'hegemonic' families who allegedly own Hong Kong. Sun Hung Ka ...

  5. Obama's dreams exposed to the glare of harsh political realities

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... worse. He is fighting not only against his own failures to turn soaring rhetoric into political reality, but also against determined opponents who deride Obama as either a socialist or, worse, ...

  6. Weighing the realities

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA). This caps the long-standing reality that so many Taiwanese companies do business in mainland China. Ma's cross-strait stance contrasts ... for strategic assurances while deepening economic engagement with China brings inherent tensions and contradictions. Yet that is the current reality, not only for Taiwan but for just about all ...

  7. Tsang's Facebook page lags behind reality

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's new office cost taxpayers millions of dollars, but he has yet to reflect his new address on Facebook. Tsang's Facebook page (http://zh-tw.facebook.com/UpperAlbert Road) is st ...

  8. Face reality on electoral reforms, minister urges politicians

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The city's politicians should face reality and be willing to compromise on the road to universal suffrage, a minister said yesterday. Secretary for Constitutional ... to achieve for people the maximum degree of democracy within the bounds of reality, and must be willing to make compromises when necessary,' Lam said. The minister was referring to a 2007 ...

  9. A reality check in the debate on minimum pay

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam What's the point of a minimum wage? Unions say it should enable a worker to live with dignity and support at least one family member. Not so, say the government and Liberal Party. It represents a wage floor and is not supposed to combat pov ...

  10. Reality, sans politics

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... 30 years ago. I should have known better, of course. Politics so often gets in the way of reality. My first trip to China, in 1984, a visit to the former Soviet Union the following year, ...




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