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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    End abuse of public housing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial End the abuse of public housing Putting resources to best use should be first and foremost for public officials. In reality, however, that principle is often put aside ... that the abuse is perhaps more widespread than thought. That makes the case for a crackdown even stronger. But those with decision-making powers think otherwise. Politicians are probably worried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1621596/politicians-and-officials-must-act-end-abuse-public-housing
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Celebrities, as role models, can help curb drug use. Ko was involved in an anti-drug campaign in 2012. But too often, the pressure of their jobs can also lead to abuse and addiction. Jaycee Chan- ... SCMP Editorial Fame is no excuse for taking drugs The special treatment and adulation that celebrities receive can be highly addictive. But fame can also lead to drug addiction, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577921/fame-no-excuse-taking-drugs
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ... of drug abuse, especially among people under 21, the committee advocated the scheme because it believed there had been a rise in drug abuse at home which was easier to hide. The consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Silver lining in ageing society

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... problems, the private sector, rightly, sees opportunities. An estimate by Euromonitor forecasts the spending power of the "baby boomer" generation to hit US$15 trillion. Globally, the drug and health care industries, financial services, information technology and carmakers are preparing for a new wave of older paying customers with new services, drugs and technologies. In Japan, adult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1625308/theres-economic-silver-lining-ageing-society
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must strike deal with West so criminals have no place to hide

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is understandable, given pressure from human-rights groups that claim the CCDI is guilty of abuses. But so is Beijing's frustration, especially over the ease with which dishonest officials obtain US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1604973/china-must-strike-deal-west-so-criminals-have-no-place-hide
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... adding to concerns about organised crime and drug trafficking. Transnational anti-terrorism agencies have been set up and annual military exercises are held to counter the threats. President Xi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595600/expanded-shanghai-co-operation-organisation-will-boost
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... doctors will attest to the regulatory barriers to opening practices. Insufficient funding leads to hospitals and doctors imposing surcharges on examinations and drugs, excessive medication and fee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Advertising law will stop abuses Nothing sells like celebrity. This is apparently what some advertisers believe. Celebrity branding has indeed become so prevalent that hardly a day goes by without actors, singers and athletes promoting just about anything and everything- cosmetics, fashion, jewellery, electronic gadgets, medication, sports gear and investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582500/beijings-new-advertising-law-offers-long-overdue-protection
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Antibiotics abuse is an increasing threat in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Antibiotics abuse increasing threat If penicillin was one of mankind's greatest discoveries, antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses one of its greatest health threats. Germs began developing resistance to the new life-saving class of drugs soon after penicillin was introduced in the 1940s. Science stayed one step ahead by producing new drugs, but could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300218/antibiotics-abuse-increasing-threat-china
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... segregation remains rampant, yet is little mentioned until the simmering anger boils over, as with the killing of teenager Michael Brown. Exactly how Brown came to be shot by a white policeman remains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577264/killing-michael-brown-ferguson-exposes-us-policy-failings

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