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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's ban on pan-democrats serves no one's interests

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on the mainland, while the rest of the community can travel freely in and out using their home return permits. That some lawmakers cannot move around freely in their own country is baffling. Occasionally, ... that the long-standing divide can be bridged overnight by a change in entry and exit arrangements. But allowing all our lawmakers to travel freely in their own country will be a positive step. The more the two ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... feeding stations and serving far-flung destinations and less-travelled routes. Amid rising passenger numbers and recent MTR breakdowns, railway operations have recently been under closer scrutiny. ... is a necessity. Schemes to increase capacity include standing-only carriages, more frequent trains and early-bird fares to encourage non-peak travel. But piecemeal measures are not enough. Even when new ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cool heads on Crimea can avert a new cold war

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a move that will further infuriate US and EU politicians. They have imposed economic sanctions and travel restrictions on a number of Russian and Ukrainian officials. Further penalties have been ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong government has a duty to respect the rights of domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that the way forward is to form a self-regulatory body similar to the Travel Industry Council. This is a body of industry insiders whose failure to put their house in order was instrumental in a series ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Singapore model on cross-border labour worth pursuing

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is already overrun by tens of millions of tourists, the majority of whom are mainlanders, the idea of opening the door to workers in the delta region is different. The latter just travel back ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China and US slowly building trust between militaries

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... American counterpart General Martin Dempsey, there has been a seemingly never-ending number of senior military and defence officials travelling between Beijing and Washington. Critically, though, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumers should use the right channels to air grievances

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Shoppers, for instance, can file a complaint to the Consumer Council. Tourists with unpleasant experiences can seek help from the Travel Industry Council. These long-standing mechanisms have served ... to disembark after the trip. They claimed the travel agency and the cruise company were not offering enough compensation for cancelling a land visit to the scenic Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, one ...

  10. 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 ...




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