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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 17, 2014

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... to the worst, the central government would not hesitate (because the pan-democrats are playing dirty) to declare that the election system is not working. It could revert to the pre-1997 system where the governor was not elected but directly appointed. This system was effective. Peter Lok, Chai Wan   Protests in Mong Kok inappropriate Occupy Central protests have caused major disruption to public ...

  2. News - China

    Former railways ministry official given suspended death sentence

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:04am by Nectar Gan

    ... given a suspended death sentence for corruption, Xinhua reported this morning. Zhang Shuguang, who was once the director of the ministry’s transport bureau and its deputy chief engineer, ... in the rail system’s development. He was also a close associate of Liu Zhijun, the former railways minister who was given a suspended death sentence for fostering corruption throughout the railway ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Record low public confidence in 'one country, two systems' is a wake-up call

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says dipping public confidence in 'one country, two systems' should inspire more political will to find common ground Wake-up call "One country, two systems", the constitutional principle formulated by Deng Xiaoping, has taken quite a battering in the court of public opinion in recent months. Seventeen years since it became Hong Kong's ...


    Inside Incheon: Foreign raiders like Ruth Jebet make a mockery of system

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Kenya-born runner wins for adopted Bahrain, but permanent Hong Kong residents are denied Foreign raiders like Jebet make a mockery of system How to buy ... allegiance for the sake of financial security. You can't blame her, for she is only looking after her own welfare and that of her family. The system is unfair and something needs to be done, ...

  5. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    'One country, two systems' right formula for Taiwan, Xi Jinping reiterates

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Xi: ‘Two systems’ model right for Taiwan President Xi Jinping yesterday revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under the formula of "one country, two systems". And he said there was no way Beijing would back away from its long-time goal of achieving cross-strait reunification. But Taiwanese President Ma ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs


    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by BEN SIN

    ... Text: Ben Sin Outtakes Celebs join underground movement No matter which side of the protests you're on, one thing we can all agree on is that it's been surreal to see Hong Kong's ultra-efficient public transport system crippled to such a degree. My daily commute to work, for example, has gone from 50 to 90 minutes each way. But I'm just an average Joe. ...

  7. News - World

    Why Apple locked latest operating system and threw away the key

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Apple means new operating system to stop everyone, not just governments, accessing users' data Throwing away the key Last week Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Most of the coverage of iOS 8 focuses on visible features that users can interact with. But there's one major change in iOS ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:28pm by Chandran Nair

    ... potable water, sanitation, affordable education, an excellent health care system, an efficient public transport system, a reliable energy supply and an effective anti-corruption culture. ... system or not Distorted picture Hong Kong residents who have been travelling these past two weeks will have experienced what it is like to have the international media as your only source ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... than any alternative, cheap to operate, easy to schedule and individual breakdowns will not shut down an entire transport network. A metro rail system in contrast is very capital intensive ... quite often and it is my preferred form of public transport. A bus ride is an opportunity to relax. It is also the preferred form of transport for most transport planners as it is a remarkably ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Whatever Beijing does, 'one country, two systems' must be preserved

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial 'Two systems' the key concept At two critical junctures for Hong Kong since the handover, Beijing has invited delegations of the city's elite to receptions hosted by the president to reaffirm support for "one country, two systems". Two things set this week's visit apart from the 2003 meeting to rally backing for chief executive Tung ...




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