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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Labour rights still a work in progress

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... some basic rights remain a work in progress. In Hong Kong, which introduced a minimum wage for the lowest-paid only three years ago today, the issue of standard working hours for everyone, ... to promote a better work-life balance by overcoming resistance to abolition of this discriminatory hangover from an industrial economy. Labour Day is known in some other places as eight-hour day, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1501188/labour-rights-still-work-progress
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Genuine will needed for legal reform in China

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Legal review must be genuine The role of an independent judiciary should be simple enough. It brings criminals to justice; gives redress to the aggrieved; and keeps the administration on its toes. However, the Chinese judicial system works in a rather different manner. Heavy control by the state and the Communist Party means judges are nothing more than legal cadres who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557328/genuine-will-needed-legal-reform-china
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After the blame game, the MTR must now get back on track

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the committee's recommendations, such as forming a capital works group at board level to oversee the railway project. The government, being the company's major shareholder, should restructure the board and appoint more people with expertise to ensure the body can work professionally and live up to public expectations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556619/after-blame-game-mtr-must-now-get-back-track
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Energy importation plan can be made to work

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Energy plan can be made to work Hong Kong has a chip on its shoulder where infrastructure is concerned. It takes pride in its transport networks and state-of-the-art ... while for Guangzhou, the rate was 99.97 per cent. But both are below Hong Kong's minimum standard of 99.99. Our electricity bills can be kept in check and pollution from power plants reined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1506212/energy-importation-plan-can-be-made-work
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information gag is wrong- journalists have duty to report in public interest

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Film and Television has its way. The media regulator has issued a directive banning mainland journalists from independently revealing information gathered in their work, specifically including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555503/information-gag-wrong-journalists-have-duty-report-public
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Room for improvement in education

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... industry, child education and social work courses, among others, offered by the Vocational Training Council. Though more than 60 per cent of those who sat the DSE exams did not achieve the minimum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555031/room-improvement-education
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The European Commission is working on Europe-wide regulations. Technology can often make laws outdated. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang and some lawmakers have acknowledged this is the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552895/drone-invasion-needs-regulation
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

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

    ... to increase, so does the expectation for equal rights and opportunities. The review is based on the commission's working experience over the past 18 years. It is in the public interest to debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

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

    ... visit to further the relationship in other areas. Pragmatically working together is a lesson for other countries. The benefits go beyond bilateral relations to offering hope for solutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551423/sino-german-ties-show-benefits-being-pragmatic
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

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

    ... be opened, but doing so may expose them to noise that exceeds environmental standards. At least four housing projects put on sale over the past year observe the environmental rule by using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547455/dubious-windows-show-flat-buyers-need-better-protection

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