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  1. 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 ... Singaporeans have of late been lamenting the rising inequality that has come with the city state's economic success. The government has correspondingly begun shifting its policy focus ...

  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. ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    China now reaching the same levels of inequality as Johannesburg

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... social democracies of Scandinavia, all of which score around 25. In contrast, any number above 40 is regarded as moving into territory where inequality is likely to become a pressing political ... levels of inequality as Jo'burg The Johannesburg suburb of Sandton is a real eye-opener. Known among property agents as "Africa's richest square mile", Sandton is the office ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, but faces a new challenge- rising inequality. Over the past few decades, the region has lifted people out of poverty at an unprecedented rate. But more recent experience contrasts ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Indonesia, fair and peaceful elections must be the priority

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... post-colonial military-backed dictatorship to civilian rule under a democratic system. Both countries suffer inequality, corruption, poor infrastructure and inadequate services that remind us ... It would be regrettable if Widodo's mandate for economic and social reform is weakened. But a fair and peaceful presidential election will still consolidate the transition to a stable ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia’s exclusive growth is leaving too many behind

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:59pm by VINOD THOMAS

    ... and poverty reduction, Asia has nonetheless seen income inequality rising by more than 20 per cent- a growth pattern that cannot be considered inclusive. A shift to more inclusive growth that taps the contribution of people at all income levels, not just the better-off, would not only be socially desirable but also help sustain growth itself. Overall growth has failed to translate into similar ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs vision more than universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:32pm by ANDREW BURD

    ... super-rich and a law unto themselves. Hong Kong already has one of the highest Gini coefficients, an index of social inequality, in the developed world. Hong Kong is like a precocious teenager who ... Andrew Burd Andrew Burd says a single-minded pursuit of universal suffrage in Hong Kong encourages the neglect of workable solutions for our social ills Beyond politics A recent editorial ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For emerging economies, market discipline matters as much as growth

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:25pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... financial reform is incomplete, with the financial system remaining at risk. The fund worries about rising geopolitical risks, and the macroeconomic impact of increased income inequality, which is an important item in many countries' social agenda. What is truly interesting at these meetings is the raft of titbits and insights on what is really going on. In addition to the inequality ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Skewed take on domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Migrant labour is not human trafficking and it benefits society I am a regular Alex Lo reader and usually admire his take on political issues. However, in his column ("Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid", March 26) he is hopelessly conf ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must nurture its social innovators

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by KEVIN AU

    ... Kevin Au Kevin Au says the spillover effect of social innovation is potentially so beneficial that there is good reason to use public money to promote it Spread the spill Social innovation can address needs and problems through novel solutions. We've seen how technological advancement can benefit society; it's time to ask whether social innovation can bring some ...




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