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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Ukraine, talks the only way to stem escalating crisis

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... control, as under the Soviet Union. Former Soviet states Moldova, Armenia and Georgia are among nations similarly anxious. Putin has already said the Geneva agreement was invalidated by the actions ... last month by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and European Union on a series of steps to reduce tensions is being all but ignored. Elections slated for May 25 would ordinarily be expected ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... pools, hiking trails and other quality recreational facilities attract as many locals as foreign and mainland tourists. But the lifeguard union's suggestion that mainland swimmers have poor ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

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

    ... But there are also growing cultural and educational exchanges. Germany is at the end of the economic "new silk road" to Europe envisaged by Xi. German influence within the European Union also ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosperous Chinais good for the EU President Xi Jinping could not have timed his European trip better. With relations between the European Union and Russia fraught over Crimea, the 10-day visit offered Brussels a welcome diversion and perhaps a solution. For China, there was the opportunity to strengthen economic and diplomatic relations. The billions of euros ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rejection of global shipping cartel a sign of strength

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The proposed alliance has been approved by American and European Union regulators, but the three groups' US$64 million annual revenue on the mainland was enough to justify the intervention ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Privacy safeguard threatens core freedoms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Safeguards put freedoms at risk Nearly 20 years ago, the European Union directed member nations to protect the privacy of their citizens as new technology networked the world. Indirectly, the directive had a sequel last month in the European Court of Justice in a case now known for "the right to be forgotten". The ruling has reverberated globally ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India and China: time for co-operation in space exploration?

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Delhi has shown it is still concerned about prestige. There are shades of the finance-draining space race that the US and the former Soviet Union were locked in at the height of the cold war. ... project would be better directed towards public health or solar energy. There is significant duplication in the two countries' efforts. As was realised by the US and Soviet Union in the 1970s ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pay trend survey still best option

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that the unions only accept favourable findings. Government pay is a sensitive issue. Be it an increase or a reduction, it can provoke strong reaction, both inside and outside the public sector. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China takes its place in space with Chang'e-3 and Jade Rabbit

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an equal in space with the Soviet Union, which landed a probe in 1966, or the US, which put men on the moon in 1969. China managed a perfect soft landing on the moon at its first attempt. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's moon dreams will serve humanity

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... programme has made great leaps in a short space of time; it was launched just 15 years ago. Despite that, the nation is a latecomer to the moon, with the former Soviet Union having landed the first ...




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