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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be on guard against Ebola The notion of resorting to untested and experimental drugs against a lethal epidemic sounds like germ-warfare fiction. It is not something ... no harm. It is one of a number of potential anti-Ebola drugs and vaccines yet to undergo clinical testing that may be made available to patients subject to informed consent. There is an argument ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    It's the spirit of the rules that civil servants must adhere to

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... abusing possible insider knowledge for personal gain, but to avoid the perception that they are doing so. It is little wonder, therefore, the public was outraged to learn that Lands Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572412/its-spirit-rules-civil-servants-must-adhere
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and "biotransformation" technology. It says the project will provide quality-controlled raw material for developing new drugs. It will also help protect the endangered Asiatic black bear. According to Jill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568572/traditional-chinese-medicine-doesnt-have-be-cruel-animals
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Blaming the system is easy; however, it does not change the reality that the festival he leads has flouted the rules. The fund is so prone to abuse that the city's anti-graft agency has indeed advised the government to shut it down years ago. Unless officials can come up with better safeguards against misspending and abuse, termination appears to be a sensible step to take. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553579/mega-events-fund-must-be-axed
  7. 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

    ... for handling state secrets, but the definition of these remains so broad that the law has obvious potential for abuse by officials wanting to hide information from the public. That is precisely why ...

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

    Japan still lags behind in child pornography laws

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be grounds for the sexual exploitation of children. There is a strong link between viewing child pornography and child sex abuse. A 2007 US government study found that 85 per cent of people convicted ... to children being seen by viewers of porn as sexual objects. Unsurprisingly, crimes involving child sex abuse have been on the rise. Police found 1,644 cases last year, 10 times more than a decade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537851/japan-still-behind-global-standards-child-pornography-laws
  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

    Hong Kong's proposed drug testing plan needs full debate

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and their abuse. Despite that, though, the government's advisory body on the problem, The Action Committee Against Narcotics, contends its Rescue Drug Testing Scheme is necessary due to a belief ... for referral to social workers or health care professionals for counselling and treatment. Identifying drug abusers as early as possible, so that they can receive treatment, is a worthy government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1331827/hong-kongs-proposed-drug-testing-plan-needs-full-debate

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