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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Brutal policing of protests undermines Hong Kong's unique way of life

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:08pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... Evan Fowler Witnessing tear gas attacks on pro-democracy protesters has a profound impact on one observer, who fears recent events may mark a loss of innocence in peaceful Hong Kong ... brutality he lists does not condone what happened in Hong Kong. Brutality is not measured by the strength of the strike. It is in its proportionality to the threat. Hong Kong people ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's continued prosperity depends on maintaining its autonomy and uniqueness

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... to do to ensure its economic success was that an "essential prerequisite for achieving prosperity is maintaining Hong Kong's legal foundation for its economic uniqueness. Hong ... of leaders in both Hong Kong and China, who understand why maintaining Hong Kong's autonomy and uniqueness is so important to its economic success. Steven A. Waldhorn and Douglas C. Henton, San ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's unique edge will see it flourish as an offshore renminbi hub

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 06:19pm by Norman Chan

    ... Norman Chan Norman Chan says that, while there's no room for complacency, Hong Kong should not feel threatened by the rise of renminbi business elsewhere, given its distinct advantages as an offshore hub linked to the mainland Unique edge It was early summer, June 2003. On the flight from Hong Kong to Beijing, there were only a handful of passengers. Their faces were ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tight regulation of the broadcasting industry is not unique to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 04:58am by Regina Ip

    ... is not unique to Hong Kong. The high entry barriers in the form of substantial upfront capital investment and ongoing investment to retain talented performing artistes and sustain high TV ratings mean ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says whether here or abroad, the business of broadcasting tends to be tightly regulated for public interest reasons, which Hong Kong officials were right not to ignore ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's unique situation shapes our language skills

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 03:25am

    ... the skills demanded by the job market. Given Hong Kong's unique situation, there is an ideal that we should all master English, Cantonese and Putonghua. That is a challenge for the vast majority ... SCMP Editorial Market forces and languages Knowledge of English and Putonghua does not automatically land you a good job in Hong Kong. But not knowing them inevitably bars you from ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Just how revolutionary is Hong Kong's 'umbrella movement'?

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 02:58pm by STEFAN AUER

    ... such revolution. They are keen not to frighten the rulers in Beijing and the local administrators. To be sure, the events in Hong Kong are unique. Yet theirs is a non-revolutionary revolution, echoing ... Stefan Auer Stefan Auer says leaders of Hong Kong's 'umbrella movement' would be wise not to see the 1989 fall of communism in Europe as a sign of things to come ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Austria banks on spirit of innovation to forge deeper ties with Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by CLAUDIA REINPRECHT

    ... Claudia Reinprecht Claudia Reinprecht notes opportunities for collaboration from business to cultural development Austria banks on spirit of innovation to forge deeper ties with Hong Kong This year marks a special anniversary: 160 years since Austria was first represented in Hong Kong by a consul appointed by the then Austrian emperor Francis Joseph. This heralded the start ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:06pm by Franklin Koo

    ... Republic and slowly losing its unique values. Protection of Hong Kong’s identity is the focal point for many protesters. The assumption for many is that Beijing’s vetting of candidates would result ... Franklin Koo Franklin Koo says a focus only on political reform will not solve all the city’s problems   Now, more than ever, Hong Kong needs communication to heal the social divide ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must come together for its own good, or risk Beijing's wrath

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by C. P. Ho

    ... together Hong Kong people must face reality and remember their history. If they do not, they will have to contend with issues beyond their ken and reach. The result can be a Hong Kong so different ... the Hong Kong police, stand accused of using unnecessarily high-handed tactics firing tear gas canisters to disperse crowds at the start of the protests and, more recently of brutality, with claims ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Celebrating the unique spirit of Hong Kong

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Celebrating our unique spirit For 110 years, come November, this newspaper will have been chronicling the transformation of Hong Kong from a "barren rock" and its ... those who will write the next chapter of the Hong Kong story. The Post 's 110th anniversary will be a mere footnote to that story. But it comes as the city once again stands ...




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