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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    North and South Korea must seize this chance to talk

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Koreas must seize chance to talk Nothing about North Korea can be predicted with certainty. Secrecy and a lack of foreign contact means that its leaders and the way they think are shrouded in mystery. A surprise visit last week by three of the nation's top cadres to the Asian Games in Incheon, meetings with South Korean officials and an agreement to resume ...

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    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Justice served in South Africa The sentence handed down to fallen South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for the shooting death of his girlfriend was always going ... not enough. For the victims' family, the five-year prison term was justice done. But the case involved more than crime, a famous man, suspense and emotion: it was also about the new South Africa. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consensus vital in divided Brazil

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the country's 200 million people. The splits are geographical as well as social: the welfare programmes and subsidies of the president's Workers' Party in the poor north and northeast have ensured staunch support, while the wealthy south, southeast and central-west backed Neves. The bitter election campaign makes working together challenging. Rousseff's mandate ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ramping up the fight against graft

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... officials from operating within public facilities such as historic sites and parks. According to reports of the regulation, these upscale hotels, spas and restaurants have become breeding grounds ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Signs of a thaw in Sino-Vatican relations after pope's gesture

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to the people of countries he flies over. There have been reports that some mainland Catholics were barred from going to South Korea ahead of the Pope's visit, leading to speculation that Beijing ... took office, there have been significant if tentative steps to launch a more constructive dialogue. The popular pontiff's visit to South Korea has proved to be an occasion to make his ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official regret over building collapse a rare display of feeling in North Korea

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A rare display offeeling in N Korea North Korea is known for putting guns before grain, the military ahead of the people, as a place where millions have suffered through famine caused by state planning bungles without official apology. It is therefore understandable that great prominence was given to media reports about North Korean officials expressing regret ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must work to restore faith in his pursuit of reform

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for a visit to a sex club. These are the first significant problems for the prime minister since taking office 22 months ago and hark back to his first stint as the country's leader in 2007. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be on guard against threat of dengue fever

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... countries in 1970, it is now endemic in more than 100. It re-emerged in Japan this year for the first time since 1945, with dozens of local cases. The world is talking about Ebola and Middle East ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Action, not panic, is key to defeating threat of Ebola

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... afflicted die and hundreds of new cases are being reported each week. Conditions have made its spread inevitable: poor health services, infrastructure and education. It is a huge logistical ... An over-reaction by the agency to swine flu in 2009- the pandemic in Mexico in 2009 was not as severe as predicted- damaged its image. A leaked internal report revealing top-level mistakes in its Ebola ...

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    The local heroes who set an example for us all

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there are still good stories to tell. Recently, traditional and new media have been awash with depressing news, giving an incomplete picture of our city. For the second year, the South China Morning Post ... with their extraordinary accomplishments or selfless contributions to society. After publishing a series of reports on the nominees' profiles, the event wrapped up last week with eight winners, chosen ...




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