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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When government becomes the problem People like to talk about "core values" as those which make a society like Hong Kong succeed or different from ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Absurd claims of foreign meddling bring shame on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:09pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says warnings of foreign plots are farcical and dangerous Stirrers of xenophobia bring shame on Hong Kong I have a terrible admission to make: I am a foreigner. Although I have lived in Hong Kong for the better part of three decades, this is the first time that I have felt compelled to make an admission of this kind. It's not being a foreigner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581682/absurd-claims-foreign-meddling-bring-shame-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... at the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University are planning to reschedule classes to fit the protesting students' timetables. Wait a minute. If you have a beef with the central government or the Hong Kong government, fine, go protest outside the liaison office or in Admiralty. Go occupy Central or Mong Kok. But do it in your own time. Law lecturer Benny Tai Yiu-ting once told me he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  4. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... unacceptable practice of being indecently vague again and again and … the frequent promises to give fuller details later". Waung is also unhappy with the way Hong Kong's town planning process is structured. "The whole town planning process in Hong Kong is a classroom example of inequality of arms, with the developer having the huge resources, with professionals working for long periods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LINDA TO

    ... Linda To Linda To says society should do more to help mainland women who migrate to Hong Kong as they are already socially and financially vulnerable, without having to deal with local prejudice Hand of friendship A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581222/hong-kong-should-help-vulnerable-mainland-immigrants-not
  6. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Hong Kong's stability and thriving economy can only be maintained if its rule of law and global governance standards are upheld in the long run Balancing interests I am often asked, "has Hong Kong changed since you have been here?" "Er … yes." We all know the enormous changes that have occurred since the second world war as conflict, famine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581411/markets-more-focused-what-hong-kong-could-lose-universal-suffrage
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... and otherwise, were slammed in her face. The story of this young girl is the Hong Kong public education writ large. A decade of a daily diet of filling-in-the-blanks English ensures that school-leavers ... of the Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of English. PKY480@gmail.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581131/teach-english-real-world-hong-kongs-struggling-students
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... David Lui David Lui says to negate rising social discontent, Hong Kong needs to rethink its tax philosophy and include in its budget an explicit equality goal Mind the gap Recently, ... There is no doubt Hong Kong has one of the lowest income tax rates in the world. The problem is that the tax burden falls mainly on the middle- and lower-income groups, who are also the most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581091/hong-kong-should-reform-its-tax-structure-redistribute-wealth
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he ... on about international standards. But it's a city election, not a country's. There is no higher arbiter or authority than Beijing to decide what form of democracy Hong Kong can have. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Rising health-care expenses and income growth could result in the sector accounting for a third of Hong Kong's GDP by the end of the century Counting the cost Four ... They imply that health-care spending will grow rapidly in Hong Kong. In 2011, domestic spending on health care was 5.12 per cent of gross domestic product, of which 49 per cent was in the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580799/health-care-could-account-almost-third-hk-gdp-end-century

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