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  1. Comment - Letters

    Progressive policies allow Singapore to surpass Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Progressive policies allow Singapore to surpass Hong Kong Our competitiveness and our quality of life have been surpassed by those of the Lion City. The Singaporean ... providing livelihood imperatives to the masses, ensuring stability and prosperity. Singapore's redistributive measures include affordable home ownership, where property is sold at a price minus ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unlike Hong Kong, Singapore is prioritising social equality

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:42pm by WOO JUN JIE

    ... Woo Jun Jie Woo Jun Jie says one is focusing on competitiveness while the other is prioritising social equality Similarities aside, Hong Kong and Singapore have different policy agendas As prosperous and successful Asian cities, Hong Kong and Singapore have often taken each other as bases for comparison across a wide array of measures. Such comparisons have on occasion bordered ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    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, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and Singapore’s tale of budgeting for senior moments

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:29pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says demographics underlie the challenges of matching needs with revenue Hong Kong and Singapore offer a tale of budgeting for senior moments In the past 10 days, both Singapore and Hong Kong have announced their budgets for the 2014-2015 financial year. The theme of the Singapore budget was "Opportunities for the Future, Assurance for our ...

  6. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Weibo: Xiaomi buzzes In Singapore, LinkedIn hires in Beijing

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:13pm by Doug Young

    ... to a more formal launch next month in Singapore, the first stop on the company's global expansion. Meantime, US professional networking giant LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) was moving more quietly ... armchair analysis about Xiaomi's Singapore launch, which is in the hands of Hugo Barra, a former US-based executive at Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) who came to Xiaomi in a high-profile defection last ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 12:42am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Despite predictions of disaster befalling the two Asian cities, they are far healthier financially than Nordic island before its economic crisis Neither Singapore nor HK is an Iceland waiting to happen Thank you to the reader who pointed me towards the recent Forbes article warning that "Singapore's economy is heading for an Iceland-style meltdown". ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial On claim that HK is focusing on competitiveness while Singapore is shifting towards social equality: Tsung Ho Sun- Although some criticise Singapore for its various ... rent. Philip Tai- Singapore is getting more and more unequal. More people are voting for the opposition. The government has no choice but to move towards that direction. Singapore ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    We must not change our tune for the copyright trolls

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... such as Singapore and South Korea, which are in line with the growing international norm of 70 years. Letters to the editor, April 10 On any question of the day, a good test of whether we are being set up is how many times we are told that we should do something because Singapore and Shanghai are doing it. For Shanghai in this case, read South Korea and you get three mentions in one short letter ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong educators doing their best to help children with autism

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... the existing constrains. For instance, different mainstream schools in Singapore specialise in children with different types of special needs to take better care of them. Each special needs student ... is the best bet for children with autism to gain mastery over their own lives. The Singapore government is far-sighted enough to subsidise the early intervention programme for infants and children ...




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