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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 5 per cent, far below what is needed to create jobs for a young population. The corruption of politicians and officials has robbed billions of dollars from the economy. India needs electricity, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472225/reality-behind-election-rhetoric-india
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Strike right balance in keeping shop owners from encroaching on streets

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of increased penalties, especially for repeat offenders, and even closure for habitual offenders. That said, it is still good to hear Raymond Young Lap-moon, permanent secretary for home affairs, say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1453543/strike-right-balance-keeping-shop-owners-encroaching-streets
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of our youth, raise tobacco tax

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as the organisation concedes, stronger law enforcement is called for. But since the ultimate target of anti-smoking measures has to be young people, and a higher tax makes the habit unaffordable before they earn enough money, it has been found to be the most effective strategy. Lisa Lau Man-chan, chairwoman of the Council on Smoking and Health, says the smoking rate among young people has dropped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1424232/sake-our-youth-raise-tobacco-tax
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Subsidies for vocational training a good way to promote skills city needs

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... companies would be expected to contribute to the subsidies. Sectors identified as beneficiaries- such as electrical work, lift maintenance, and car and aircraft repairs- struggle to attract young ... to our own young people is therefore welcome. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1401015/subsidies-vocational-training-good-way-promote-skills-city
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medicines offer best hope for combating HIV in absence of a cure

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Medicines offer best hope on HIV More than 32 years after the emergence of a fatal affliction of the immune system among clusters of young gay men in the US, World Aids Day ... of HIV-positive people that delays the onset of Aids. All three factors resonate in Hong Kong. Contrary to reported experience in Asia generally, where young drug users account for most new infections, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1369858/medicines-offer-best-hope-combating-hiv-absence-cure
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lee Shau-kee's largesse can serve as inspiration to others

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... while waiting. However, Lee's attempt to donate farmland for low-cost housing for young people has not been so well received. The public is understandably sceptical when a tycoon who has made a fortune in property tries to give away land to help young buyers. Wary of accusations of business collusion, officials have sensibly passed the offer to the Housing Society, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1361556/lee-shau-kees-largesse-can-serve-inspiration-others
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting diabetes the healthy way

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... particularly among the young and middle-aged. In Hong Kong, the incidence of diabetes rose to 10 per cent in the 1990s before settling back a little as people became more educated and health-conscious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1355518/fighting-diabetes-healthy-way
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should make its malls family friendly

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for parents with young children. As the latest population consultation gets under way, we need to seriously consider what is needed to make Hong Kong a more liveable and a better place. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1343141/hong-kong-should-make-its-malls-family-friendly
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Parents must limit screen time for the sake of their children

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... alarmingly in Asia, where it has reached near epidemic proportions among the young. Long-term research in Britain involving 19,000 children born in 2000 and 2001 has so far determined that those who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1340758/parents-must-limit-screen-time-sake-their-children
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs visionary policy for ageing city

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... population white paper, calling for a 30 per cent rise by 2030, through attracting young, well-educated foreigners, may point in the right direction. It was not well received by many Singaporeans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1336208/hong-kong-needs-visionary-policy-ageing-city

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