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  1. 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 ... Singapore Sports Hub is due for a soft launch next month. Comprising a 55,000-seater outdoor stadium, a state-of-the-art aquatic centre and an indoor stadium that holds up to 12,000 spectators, ...

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    Singapore model on cross-border labour worth pursuing

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Singapore model worth pursuing Opposition to importing foreign workers is to be expected in a city where pro-labour politicians have become increasingly vocal. As soon ... it does not mean the issue should not be broached. If some sectors have genuine difficulty in recruitment, importation can be the solution. The debate was fired up by a former Singapore official, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Offshore yuan trade deal a coup for Hong Kong and Singapore

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 04:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Yuan trade deal a two-city coup In the international scramble for leadership among offshore yuan dealing centres, Hong Kong and Singapore have surprised competitors and market observers by putting aside fierce historical market rivalry and joining forces. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have just signed a memorandum ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The legacy of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial The legacy of Lee Kuan Yew When Lee Kuan Yew became prime minister in 1959, Singapore, much like Hong Kong now, was self-governing, except in defence and foreign affairs; Queen Elizabeth was head of state of its British colonial master; and the Singapore naval base remained a powerful symbol of empire. Everything has changed since then, except for Queen ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Singapore shows Hong Kong the way forward with big projects

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... more affordable, all without much argument. This may be true in Singapore, where the government has just announced these plans, but not in Hong Kong. Similar questions have prompted debate here about environmental impact, welfarism and a stable property market. Critics of Singapore's way of doing things say it lacks the lively public debates in political forums and a diverse ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Ka-shing's warning is a timely reminder for our divided society

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It appeared to be more negative and critical. The warning that Hong Kong is lagging behind Singapore was nothing new. But what concerns Li is that the island state managed to outpace us without ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Is Shanghai really more fashionable than Hong Kong?

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... nation, was bound to fare well in a year in which mainland China's economy remained strong against a lacklustre global performance. It ranked at 10th, with Tokyo at 11, Singapore 19th ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Circuit breakers have divided the financial community

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from plunging or spiking too wildly within a short time. Exchanges in the United States, India, Thailand, Taiwan and the mainland already have such breakers in place. Singapore will introduce ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official talks between mainland China and Taiwan a turning point in cross-strait ties

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... landmark talks in Singapore in 1993 and have remained proxies for their respective governments since. Government-to-government contact may signal greater emphasis on political issues. For example, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing best placed to handle rift between Philippines and Hong Kong

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

    ... The Philippines is no stranger to such actions, though, having in the past been embroiled in diplomatic disputes with mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia, among others. Aquino's office ...




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