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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Little incentive to conserve water

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tariffs, the water is often left running longer than needed in many households and businesses. Lamentable as this is, the wastefulness is backed by an overgenerous government subsidy to a much-criticised water supply agreement with Guangdong. The system is hardly sustainable in the long run. The agreement has now been renewed and will mean higher costs. Under the proposal, the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1627716/hong-kongs-water-supply-policy-offers-little-incentive
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consensus vital in divided Brazil

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and inflation, running at 6.7 per cent, tackled. A strategy to spur growth, forecast to be 0.7 per cent this year, although more likely lower given falling exports and investments and declining demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1627714/after-rousseffs-re-election-brazils-political-leaders-must
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Policymakers should put trust in private sector

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... producer price deflation extended its record run, reflecting oversupply in key industrial sectors and a soaring debt burden that dampens the appetite for investment. So long as the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1625307/amid-slowing-growth-policymakers-should-put-trust-private
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For new Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the hard work starts now

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the running of the government. Widodo's lack of top-level political experience means his cabinet needs ministers able to bargain and compromise. His vice-president, Jusuf Kalla, is a veteran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623182/new-indonesian-president-joko-widodo-hard-work-starts-now
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of a US asset by a Chinese buyer. But the terms, not the amount, were what caught the attention of officials. Hilton will run the property for the next 100 years and an extensive renovation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620143/us-and-china-must-keep-politics-out-business
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Run Run Shaw's legacy will live on

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Run Run Shaw's legacy will live on Respect is not a word readily reserved for Hong Kong's hard-nosed tycoons. Sir Run Run Shaw was an exception, though. The father ... Festival and through his Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust and Shaw Foundation, gave generously to improve and promote education, medical and welfare services, science and technology, and the arts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1400089/run-run-shaws-legacy-will-live
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make full use of Jockey Club experts to solve sport stadiums' turf problems

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the region is fierce. If Hong Kong is to be competitive, the government has to ensure facilities are professionally run. It should consider a continuing role for the Jockey Club in turf management. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1606985/make-full-use-jockey-club-experts-solve-sport-stadiums-turf
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... incinerators are stalled. Hong Kong is running out of options and charging is a proven way of reducing waste and promoting a recycling culture. The pre-paid garbage bag is considered the fairest way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1603502/hong-kong-must-act-now-solve-its-waste-problem
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Hundreds of parents are now scrambling around for preschool places in the run-up to the takeover in September. Although the new group offered to take the pupils for a modest fee increase, it came ... hands are tied, as all kindergartens are privately run at present. Despite some basic requirements and subsidies through a voucher scheme, government control is minimal. Unless kindergartens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1479176/kindergartens-will-remain-mercy-free-market-while-they-are
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time running out on waste charging scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time running out on waste charging If evidence is needed to show that Hong Kong is dragging its feet even in the face of a crisis, the waste charging proposal is the best example. The levy was floated as a solution to our mounting problem of refuse disposal as early as the 1990s. Despite a gradual public consensus on adopting fees to help reduce waste, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472227/time-running-out-waste-charging-scheme

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