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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The pros and cons of working past 60

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 60 upon passing an annual medical test. The change is expected to slow down the ageing process and help ease the crunch arising from an anticipated retirement peak until 2028. But longer ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A ban on trans-fats is the way to go

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is the sensible way to go. Last June, a laboratory test found that three popular mainland milk-powder brands also contained trans-fats at levels of 0.4 and 0.6 grams per 100 grams. The levels fall within ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Gary Locke provided a level head in testing times for Sino-US relations

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

    ... SCMP Editorial A level head in testing times President Barack Obama sent Chinese-American Gary Locke to China in 2011 as point man for Washington's most important relationship- a more important job than running the US Commerce Department with its US$10 billion-plus budget and 142,000 staff. To Washington watchers, being posted abroad could be seen as a career setback, even if his ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Removing chains on deposit rates will free capital for more efficient use

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... creation in the longer term- will be a key test. Meanwhile, the mainland loan market has tightened, indicating a slowdown in shadow banking following the near-default of a trust investment product. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    True test of China's reform will be in the details

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Test of reform will be the detail The communiqué issued after a secretive four-day policy meeting of nearly 400 top mainland officials can be seen either as a glass half ... not usually contain much detail. The true test of the reform credentials of new Communist Party head Xi Jinping and his leadership team is yet to come. The third plenum of the Central Committee has ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's proposed drug testing plan needs full debate

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Drug testing plan needs full debate The law giving police the power to test drivers for drugs was not controversial, given that lives and property could be saved. But a government scheme to apprehend people on the street based on how they appear and act - and then take them in for testing - is a rather different matter. The plans are laid out in a public ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of 12,000, gives the government time to choose and prepare a site where imported birds can be segregated until test results confirm they are safe. This will reduce the risk of cross-infection. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The need for innovation is the big challenge facing Chinese firms

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and tested rather than competing at state-of-the-art level with the big hi-tech giants overseas. Lenovo wants to compete on sales with the global brands. The bigger challenge is to take ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leaders of China and the US must lead way in strengthening ties

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the North being believed to be on the verge of conducting more missile or nuclear tests. China and the US are moving in the right direction on climate change. That they have agreed to work together ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Olympics will test Russia on issue of gay rights

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Gay rights test at Russia Olympics Tolerance of homosexuality varies widely among nations, societies, cultures and religions. In Russia, where thinking is liberal ... persist in Russian society, even though they were long ago outlawed. Violations of the new law mean fines for Russians and deportation for foreigners. The games will test the government's ...




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