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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relax labour laws to help city The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch between job skills required and education levels. Manpower projections have proved wide of the mark in the past. Given dependence on assumptions that may become outdated, and that unions see ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... pools, hiking trails and other quality recreational facilities attract as many locals as foreign and mainland tourists. But the lifeguard union's suggestion that mainland swimmers have poor ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

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

    ... But there are also growing cultural and educational exchanges. Germany is at the end of the economic "new silk road" to Europe envisaged by Xi. German influence within the European Union also ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rejection of global shipping cartel a sign of strength

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The proposed alliance has been approved by American and European Union regulators, but the three groups' US$64 million annual revenue on the mainland was enough to justify the intervention ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Privacy safeguard threatens core freedoms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Safeguards put freedoms at risk Nearly 20 years ago, the European Union directed member nations to protect the privacy of their citizens as new technology networked the world. Indirectly, the directive had a sequel last month in the European Court of Justice in a case now known for "the right to be forgotten". The ruling has reverberated globally ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pay trend survey still best option

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that the unions only accept favourable findings. Government pay is a sensitive issue. Be it an increase or a reduction, it can provoke strong reaction, both inside and outside the public sector. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Ukraine, talks the only way to stem escalating crisis

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... last month by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and European Union on a series of steps to reduce tensions is being all but ignored. Elections slated for May 25 would ordinarily be expected ... control, as under the Soviet Union. Former Soviet states Moldova, Armenia and Georgia are among nations similarly anxious. Putin has already said the Geneva agreement was invalidated by the actions ...

  10. 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 ...




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