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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Abe's agenda is similarly flawed. While he has made political capital at home by forging ground on the abductees issue, shaky relations with China and South Korea have been further damaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547449/diplomatic-manoeuvring-makes-strange-bedfellows-northeast
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... themselves heard with force. The involvement of some social activists is said to have pushed the campaign further. While the activists have the same right to protest as the villagers affected, ... contentious. It involves complex issues like zoning, land resumption, compensation and development rights. So large is the scale and so high are the stakes that the project is bound to stir emotions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535169/legco-protesters-must-exercise-self-restraint
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the issue. Subject to the outcome of a government consultation that ends at the end of the month, a stroll in the streets may, hopefully, be much less of a hassle in future. The story does not end here, though. According to the Ombudsman's report, the issues go beyond cumbersome legal proceedings and low fines averaging HK$600 handed down by courts. The report noted that not only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544410/enforce-law-keep-streets-free-encroachment-shops
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and under-resourced health and social workers who have to deal with it. Sadly it is being called to mind more frequently by family tragedies and violent episodes. In one of the latest, a mental outpatient ... mental patients was proposed by the Hospital Authority two years ago in the wake of a fatal attack. This approach has long been adopted overseas. But it involves sensitive issues like personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535172/compulsory-care-high-risk-mental-patients-should-be-re
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For Hongkongers, British National (Overseas) passport not worth the hassle

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... if bureaucratic ways of the Immigration Department when it comes to issuing SAR passports, at the mess the British passport office has got itself into over a backlog of 500,000 applications. It would have been accompanied by relief that Hong Kong no longer relies on the former colonial power to issue passports. But it was shortlived. Holders of British National (Overseas) passports who want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542095/hongkongers-british-national-overseas-passport-not-worth
  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

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... century context and Hong Kong does have issues. They include exploitation of impoverished, vulnerable foreign domestic helpers by a minority of bad employers and by agents who gouge fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the shortcomings of the Mandatory Provident Fund system. With monthly contributions from workers and bosses capped at HK$1,500, adequacy is a big issue. The low annual returns- an average of 4 per cent- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543238/mpf-revamp-vital-restore-confidence-workers

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