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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For Hongkongers, British National (Overseas) passport not worth the hassle

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the emphasis on the security and integrity of travel documents following the emergence of global terrorism. Security authorities are less understanding these days about the repeated loss or theft ... to renew their documents must submit all valid passports, including those issued by Hong Kong. SAR passport holders have now been denied the chance to travel because their documents are held up ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ... cent this year, causing consternation among some mainland parents who found their children would be going to schools they had never heard of. This distributes the burden of travel more evenly, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons for China in fighting obesity

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a day instead of travelling by car, they would not only reduce air pollution and save petrol, but also shed more than 1.3 billion kilograms in weight. The data and estimates may be American, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's railway vision has its limits

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... can create jobs, speed up cargo and make travel more comfortable. But with the huge challenges to overcome in building lines across China's borders, visionaries should not get overly ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Vietnam's anti-Chinese protests, violence will only add fuel to fire

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... reported missing. The burning, vandalism and looting of buildings has caused millions of dollars in damage and lost production. Hong Kong and Taiwan have warned citizens against travel ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite tragedy, air travel still safe

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Despite tragedy, air travel still safe An accident has occurred involving a type of aircraft some of us will be travelling on this very day and operated by an airline ... seriously. Understandably, we want to know what happened to avoid a repeat. But we should not be impatient for answers or carelessly speculate; nor is there a need to delay, cancel or change travel ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Forbearance for rude mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Forbearance for rude travellers Global tourism is being driven by mainland visitors, their numbers surging annually by double-digit percentages. Chinese are expected ... province smashing an airport check-in counter in a fit of rage, the internet is awash with postings of how poorly behaved mainlanders can be when travelling. Discussion mirrors our long-running ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... been aware of the phenomenon since last year. The number of complaints received by the local travel watchdog has also risen over the past few months. But the problems have only come to light ... underlines the need for better law enforcement and education on the mainland. Local travel agencies should also refrain from collaborating with such tour operators. It takes more than rules ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After an apology of sorts from Manila, it's time to move on

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in February, and lowered the outbound travel warning to the Philippines from black to amber. These are the right steps to take. Given the city's close economic ties with the Philippines, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a form of recreation. Hopefully, however, it will prompt people to reflect on the potential of the bicycle for travelling to work or school or running errands. The Transport Department says roads ...




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