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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters and Hong Kong government now in a test of wills

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:56pm by WANG GUNGWU

    ... of freedom A test of wills Hong Kong in China, and China in Hong Kong, have long been part of a larger story. The story did not begin with the handover in 1997. Its roots go back to when, for Manchu ... as a whole. From official statements, it would seem they are still hopeful that the majority of Hong Kong's people will recognise the national imperative. There is a test of wills today between ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A test of political mettle for Xi and Abe

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A test of political mettle for Xi, Abe East Asian stability relies on China and Japan thawing icy relations. Recent maritime security talks and the visit to Beijing of a large Japanese business delegation are significant positive developments. But key to repairing ties is a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, possibly ...

  3. Business - Money - MACROSCOPE

    Emerging markets face a ‘tightening test’

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:35am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... a 'tightening test' as US tapers These are challenging times for emerging markets. First, there was the so-called taper tantrum, in reference to the financial turmoil stemming from the unexpected ... emerging markets must prepare for a "tightening test". On Wednesday, the Fed announced new forecasts for interest rates that show a faster-than-expected pace of monetary tightening ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Testing times for Sino-US military relations

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Testing times for military relations Every South China Sea story has two sides, it seems. In the latest, the US Navy claims a Chinese J-11B fighter jet engaged in "Top Gun" antics as one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes was on a routine mission 220km east of Hainan Island. The American version is that the J-11B's "dangerous" manoeuvres ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:25pm by STEVEN YEO

    ... Steven Yeo Steven Yeo says changing demographics and levels of affluence across Asia are presenting governments with the challenge of providing equitable health care amid a talent crunch Medical tests History and geography, along with growing affluence and geopolitical significance, are combining to make the Asian market one of vast social, economic and political diversity. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by STAFF

    ... It was the honour of my life to serve in the US Navy Hunter Biden, son of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, on being discharged from the navy after testing positive for cocaine   This is a despicable, cowardly act … It destroys the management's trust Mark Lee Po-on, executive director of TVB, on staff secretly recording an internal meeting with news chief Yuen Chi-wai   It's ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How the new SAT test will instil US values into impressionable young Chinese minds

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:59pm by Kelly Yang

    ... know that the SAT, the test for US university admissions, is changing. There will be a longer essay and a new scoring system. What they don't know is that the new test, with its heavy ... about a quarter of a million students to study in the US. I've been teaching the SAT exam for nearly 10 years. Those of us in the Asian SAT test prep industry understand that perfect scores ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cracking down on SAT exam prep industry could help Beijing stem student 'brain drain'

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 01:08pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says concern over a student brain drain could lead Beijing to target SAT exam prep centres, with far-reaching consequences Testing times Imagine having to recite ... be to ban test preparation. For this, China already has full jurisdiction. Like Hong Kong, all mainland after-school tutoring and test prep centres are regulated by the Ministry of Education, which ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Bull market in equities may not peak until 2018

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:44am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Charts showing the paths before and after a peak appear as a person's upper body and the key is knowing from where to jump on and jump off Shrugging the best shoulder Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose". This is one of my favourite investment mantras, tested over several market cycles- the more things change, the more they stay the same. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 06:26am by STAFF

    ... of the militant group Boko Haram in the northeast of the country. Twelve other soldiers were sentenced to death on September 15 for mutiny.   Poll will test Modi's appeal Prime Minister Narendra ... it easier to push through economic reforms. The smaller northern state of Haryana also votes today. But it is the western state of Maharashtra that will provide the best test of how well Modi's ...




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