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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Purchase of foreign properties by Chinese is investment, not invasion

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial It's investment, not an invasion When a New York landmark is sold to a Chinese company for a record price, it's a clear sign that economic power is shifting away ... It was the third recent prominent real estate deal by a Chinese company in New York. Last year, Fosun International bought another city landmark, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and Zhang Xin, the billionaire ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

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

    ... melting pot of cultures and races. That has happened in some places, but not all; parts of Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and New York have divisions even wider than St Louis. Ferguson ... follows a string over the years, among them Trayvon Martin in Florida, Amadou Diallo in New York's Bronx and Rodney King in Los Angeles. It will continue until policies become more inclusive ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Is Pok Fu Lam worth naming as heritage site?

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by STAFF

    ... in Italy and historical relics menaced by the civil war in Syria. This is the first time we have made the list by the New York-based World Monuments Watch. The entry is even hailed by experts ... protection. As our conservationists are increasingly active overseas, a Hong Kong entry is only a matter of time. That the squatter village has made it without any prior public discussion is baffling. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Stop-and-search police powers vital to keep order

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a Sunday Morning Post report, which showed officers carry out four times as many identity checks and on-the-spot searches as their counterparts in New York and London, even though those two cities ... have long been critical about the use of such power. In August, a federal judge in the United States ruled that stop-and-search by the New York police violated the constitutional rights ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Closing the gap on Google No Chinese company has wide international brand recognition, but e-commerce giant Alibaba may change that. Its initial public offering in New York ... in the US media. With a New York listing, its operations and ambitions and those of its Chinese rivals are squarely in the international spotlight. That is not to say that Chinese tech firms have ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming US rate rise spells trouble for Hong Kong households and firms

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kong's economic outlooks through our currency peg and close trade ties. A slew of new US data signals a firm domestic recovery. America's current account deficit improves; its private sector ... trade. But for the city, there is perhaps nothing more economically sensitive than rate hikes in the United States. Having enjoyed historically low borrowing costs for such a long time, our city ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time India acted on women's rights New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won praise after his first independence day speech in August for not shying away from awkward ... employment and in the family, and in control over their own fertility through access to decent health care and discretionary contraception. Now that Modi has put aside taboos it is time for debate ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy violence at Legco complex a step too far

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there is no guarantee of peace and order for a public campaign of such scale. A new survey shows that support for an end to the occupation has surged to 83 per cent. As acknowledged by one of the three core leaders, the disruptions and grievances caused by the Occupy movement have exceeded acceptable levels. It is time protesters packed up and cleared our streets lest more clashes erupt. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The way ahead for e-commerce on the mainland

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... giant Alibaba, fresh from a record-setting US$25 billion initial public offering in New York, has turned Double 11 into a world-record-breaking online shopping day. It says gross online ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite higher costs, keep Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge on track

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of facilities linked to the bridge makes it four times more expensive. Hong Kong's section of the bridge will be about one-tenth of the HK$87 billion total; the cost of the island will balloon ... requests are likely from delays in construction of new MTR lines and an even bigger-ticket item, a third airport runway, looms. Lawmakers have every right to ask questions about contracts awarded, ...




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