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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urban renewal is in public interest When there is demand, there will be supply, say economists. But those living in Hong Kong know things do not always work like that. ... the 80 per cent threshold. The same hurdle foiled another, smaller project in Sham Shui Po last November. The two sites would have produced better and, and above all, safer living space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590468/speeding-urban-renewal-public-interest
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Public input key to making vibrant harbourfront vision a reality

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and manage 12 sites totalling 37 hectares on newly reclaimed land in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point, a waterfront park in Quarry Bay, a promenade in Kwun Tong and a new public space next to the Hung Hom ferry pier. That is a long way from coherent management of all the sites alongside the harbour by a statutory public body, but this is the ultimate vision. The mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1611655/public-input-key-making-vibrant-harbourfront-vision-reality
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Global interest in the trial was guaranteed by the case's Hollywoodesque elements. Pistorius overcame a disability to become a champion sprinter, the futuristic carbon-fibre prosthetics he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1622385/judge-does-south-africa-proud-pistorius-trial
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    End abuse of public housing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is right because of a possible backlash from their constituents, they are putting their own interest above the public good. Allowing wealthy families to enjoy subsidised housing is not just unfair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1621596/politicians-and-officials-must-act-end-abuse-public-housing
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

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

    ... for mental well-being. The majority of young people are mentally healthy, but there can never be enough education and awareness. A loss of interest in surroundings, prolonged sadness and persistent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620141/monitor-youths-mental-health
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must do more to help relatives put the dead to rest

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... yet to make good its promise of building more columbariums. But as certain as death is the burden that arises. As our population ages, the demand for burial sites also increases. Officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617885/government-must-do-more-help-relatives-put-dead-rest
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Long road to justice for relatives of MH17 victims

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to visit the war-ravaged crash site. Investigators are now aiming for a definitive report within a year of the crash on July 17. Lamentably, barring the unlikely event that anyone admits knowledge ... of an on-board bomb and an accessible crash site. Libya may have been uncooperative, but investigation of aviation crimes involving several parties including armed combatants can be even messier. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591787/long-road-justice-relatives-mh17-victims
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Halting the tide of online violence

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Lesser sites with little or no oversight now host the images and they are reposted as fast as they are taken down. The internet is awash with similarly disturbing videos and pictures of lesser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616535/halting-tide-online-violence
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Don't let Central Market plan sink

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The amount remains unclear at this stage. But the authority is justifiably concerned whether it will add to the burden. While it is in the public interest to maximise gains from land resources, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1615340/concession-land-premium-needed-keep-central-market-plan
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Disruption must not spread to Legco

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to governance and people's livelihoods would be no less severe than those caused by street protests. It is in the city's interest for the government and Legco to get back to normal business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1613136/disruption-must-not-spread-legco

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