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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism ... will be avoided in favour of new sights and experiences. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

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

    ... is unwarranted and damaging. Delaying the second round of public consultation on political reform, as Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet- ngor has hinted could happen, would hopefully buy time ... from which to rationally discuss concerns. As protests escalate today, there is no better time for them to take charge. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    EOC's new chief York Chow must prove he's a watchdog

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial York Chow must be a watchdog Filling the shoes left behind by a good predecessor is not easy. The challenge is even bigger when it is a sensitive job closely monitored by the public. Former health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok must have felt the heat in succeeding Lam Woon-kwong as head of the city's Equal Opportunities Commission. Even before assuming the post, he ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to sort out financial arrangements for third runway

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... This will not be the first time an environmental impact assessment has had to be put to a court for review. From the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge to an incinerator project on a man-made island, ... of aviation, standing still means losing out. Now that environmental mitigation measures are in place, it's time to hammer out the financial arrangements. ...

  6. 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 ... included flying to within seven metres of the P-8's wingtips, at one time passing its nose at a 90-degree angle to show its underside loaded with weaponry; the Defence Ministry rejected ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Plans for new marine parks are to be welcomed

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Adding up to 2,000 hectares in total, the projects are welcome protection for marine life, in particular the Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise. The timing has inevitably aroused ... mitigation measure. Officials say the parks will take two to three years to put in place. They should speed up the process, while keeping a close eye on the impact that the new runway will have ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make full use of Jockey Club experts to solve sport stadiums' turf problems

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it a "killer pitch". But it took more than bad weather to give the pitch a reputation for poor drainage. For example, in an Australia-New Zealand rugby match a few years before players slipped ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Xi Jinping's call for party unity is crucial to implementing reform

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... development. Earlier reports revealed that for the first time this key meeting would adopt the rule of law as a central theme for strengthening the party's governance and unity. Debate is bound ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be formulated. Legislators will then have their say. There can be stumbles at any stage of the process; public opinion is a factor at all times. After having free garbage collection for so long, some ... and less wasteful society will come about more quickly through government-led education. Changing mindsets takes time- even 10 years after charging had been introduced in Taiwan, 10 per cent ...




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