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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The pros and cons of working past 60

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Pros and cons of working past 60 Much has been said about Hong Kong becoming a fast-ageing society. Various public consultations have been launched but officials appear ... considered in a wider context. Ideally, employees should be allowed to work as long as they are physically and mentally fit. A compulsory retirement age is arguably age discrimination. Many who ...

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    Candidates are rewarded for their hard work in local elections

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hard work pays off in local polls A district council by-election seldom makes headlines. But the defeat of veteran Democrat lawmaker Sin Chung-kai in the southern district ... the people, she and Sin were trailing behind Chan, who pocketed more votes than the two put together. The lesson is simple. A candidate's hard work pays off in an election. Voters in a district ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and 11am on weekends, adults and children can rent one of the bicycles at two stations on the cycling path. The authority is working with the BiciLine Eco-Tourism Social Enterprise, under the Tung ... a form of recreation. Hopefully, however, it will prompt people to reflect on the potential of the bicycle for travelling to work or school or running errands. The Transport Department says roads ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is in the public interest to speed up the work. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The authorities and the MTR Corporation and bus companies have to work more closely to better meet challenges. The government's transport strategy has centred on the MTR. Buses play a secondary role, ... With the introduction of a new standard for carriage capacity, the MTR has been asked to find ways of easing the worsening squeeze. Changing passenger habits has been pointed to by the Transport and Housing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

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

    ... to consolidate its image by offering visitors the highest standard of service. Sadly, the notorious "forced shopping"- compelling tourists to shop to make up for cheap package tours- has made ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Citic Group's plan opens door to greater economic reforms

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... reliance on the largesse of the state. They will have to enhance their standards of transparency and accountability. Ultimately, that would be good not only for those companies but the overall ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

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

    ... Substantial economic and political benefits lie ahead if they can work more closely together. The president's stated mission was, as he said in the Belgian city of Bruges, to "build bridges ... But there was nothing forced about the speeches or deals; both realise the need for a better relationship. It is in the interests of both that they work together. A prosperous China is good for the EU ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New rules will help keep beauty treatments safe

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Health Bureau working group panel set up to investigate medical regulation, there is nothing to define what procedures a doctor can perform outside a hospital. It is a loophole that led to one ... premises without the approval of the Department of Health. New rules to be put forward by the working group will close a loophole allowing operations- even those involving the administration ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Turkish PM Erdogan has no right to stifle social media

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... censorship becomes an obsession. But the deep penetration of social media into the everyday life of increasingly internet-savvy citizens means old techniques no longer work. Embattled Turkish Prime ... on internet freedoms. But social media use is widespread and part of daily life in Turkey; a service like Twitter cannot be shut down without protest and a search for a solution. Within hours ...




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