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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Direct-subsidy schools' fee rises a worrying sign of inequality

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sought after, there is a danger lower-income families are being priced out of them. This bodes ill for social equality. At least 16 secondary schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme have informed ... to HK$21,000. Few things guarantee social mobility and equality more than a fair, high-quality education system financed or subsidised by the state. Before the handover, when most primary and secondary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1503692/direct-subsidy-schools-fee-rises-worrying-sign-inequality
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming surplus of university places offers chance to target inequality

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A chance to target inequality Hong Kong is heading for the unfamiliar position of having more university places than it knows what to do with. Within three years, education ... outcomes, so that more students meet university entry requirements, and target inequality. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1236229/looming-surplus-university-places-offers-chance-target
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Room for improvement in education

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... industry, child education and social work courses, among others, offered by the Vocational Training Council. Though more than 60 per cent of those who sat the DSE exams did not achieve the minimum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555031/room-improvement-education
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

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

    ... anti-discrimination ordinances. But it understandably stands out, as the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants continues to fuel social tensions. That the review has drawn mixed reactions is to be expected. Some fear that it would result in a deeper divide and more lawsuits; others believe it would enhance mutual awareness and foster social cohesion. Discrimination in any form is bad and has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Measles threat to migrant workers The great urban migration that has helped propel China's meteoric rise has also raised some social issues. The need for reform of the household registration system, which restricts migrants' access to health, education and welfare, is well documented. But some problems arise from the challenge of keeping track of a huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a test has aroused strong opposition, particularly from lawyers, social workers and human-rights groups, over rights and privacy issues. Another concern was that it might make addicts more ... researchers for the Security Bureau, were in favour of it. The cost of the appropriate facilities for treatment would be a good social investment. The greatest concern remains the possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A sensible step towards a just society

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... so far have not approached the heart of the problem. A 35-point plan unveiled by the State Council appears more promising, the proposals outlined offering a blueprint for tackling inequality. The ambitious scope of the plan reveals how worried leaders are about the wealth gap. They well know that vast inequality threatens stability, growth and development. It has been the underlying reason ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1152712/sensible-step-towards-just-society
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. The debate boils down to weighing the economic gains against social and environmental costs. While pursuing competitiveness and growth is unobjectionable, concerns about marine life and pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... detentions and arrests continue, with the people dedicated to ensuring social equity and upholding the rule of law at times themselves needing legal representation. There can be no justice, ... is to prevent pressure on judges from social media blitzes and organised campaigns. But some lawyers have become so popular online that authorities also perceive them as being a political threat. Social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537853/civil-rights-lawyers-have-vital-role-play-china
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hacking scandal should not give excuse to curb press freedom

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Don't use law to crush free press Under pressure to adapt to the rise of social media and the internet, the press cannot afford to lose public trust. Nothing was calculated to strain it to breaking point like the exposure of phone hacking by British newspapers. They did not just eavesdrop on the messages of the high and mighty like politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540593/hacking-scandal-should-not-be-used-excuse-curb-press-freedom

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