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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosperous Chinais good for the EU President Xi Jinping could not have timed his European trip better. With relations between the European Union and Russia fraught over Crimea, the 10-day visit offered Brussels a welcome diversion and perhaps a solution. For China, there was the opportunity to strengthen economic and diplomatic relations. The billions of euros ...

  2. 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

    ... The city-state is already benefiting from our inefficiency and delay. Singapore's new hub has claimed at least one event from us- the rugby World Club 10s tournament. This came after the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union could not commit to holding the event because of uncertainties over the existing Hong Kong Stadium. A policy to make Hong Kong a centre for major sports events ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to have a say on whether importing workers to do these jobs is justified or not. However, the enhanced procedure is still a concern to unions not represented on the board. They warn that it may ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    RTHK a victim of political bickering

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Progress of Hong Kong and the Federation of Trade Unions denied political considerations, their opposition was seen by some as an attempt to curb RTHK's role. The way the government handled ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's National Games in need of reform

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Particularly criticised was the Beijing women's rugby team throwing a game against Shandong over refereeing; Hainan's men's junior volleyballers faking the age of players; a wrestler ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    It's time Hong Kong explored gay civil unions

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 12:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to explore gay civil unions Same-sex marriage is highly controversial, but the issue will not go away by simply putting it aside. Even if the city is not ready to make ... The latest call by chairman York Chow Yat-ngok to allow civil unions for gays and lesbians is worth exploring. Chow has proved to be a fast learner after taking the job in April. Having upset ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Subsidies for vocational training a good way to promote skills city needs

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... people because of low starting wages and unglamorous working environments. Union officials also blame outsourcing of trade work to contractors with no interest in training people and parental ... issue with union officials. The question, however, is no longer whether we need to import skilled labour. It is how to reconcile that with a revival of skilled vocation necessary to the economy. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China takes its place in space with Chang'e-3 and Jade Rabbit

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an equal in space with the Soviet Union, which landed a probe in 1966, or the US, which put men on the moon in 1969. China managed a perfect soft landing on the moon at its first attempt. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Keep sports venues in good shape

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... built, the stadium is our answer to calls for international spectacles. The success of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on its soil over the years testifies to the stadium's potential to host more ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's moon dreams will serve humanity

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... programme has made great leaps in a short space of time; it was launched just 15 years ago. Despite that, the nation is a latecomer to the moon, with the former Soviet Union having landed the first ...




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