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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ... The life and death of Hugo Chavez How they see it 1. El Universal Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez Frias introduced himself to Venezuela and the world in the most dramatic and tragic manner: a failed coup, including violence and death. He would build up a legend that now crosses over another level. … A cycle seems to be ending, along with the extremely personal style of the so-called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187283/how-they-see-it
  2. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Universal suffrage for 2017 election should be approved in Beijing ‘on Wednesday’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:59pm by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... are among the 5 million qualified voters of the right to universal suffrage?” he said. In a large number of developed nations, permanent residents who are not citizens have limited voting rights, ... that Hong Kong and the mainland use different currencies. The pro-democracy camp have argued that the model for the 2017 election must meet international standards for universal suffrage, meaning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580812/universal-suffrage-2017-election-should-be-approved-beijing-wednesday
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe- a quest for nature of reality

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by NICK SALLNOW-SMITH

    ... Now what has this to do with Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe? Well, have a look at an online "review" by Peter Woit (another physicist), dismissively entitled "Not ... of the cosmos. Then Tegmark develops his proposition; that the universe is inherently mathematical. "Our reality isn't just described by mathematics, it IS mathematics," he says. "You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580102/max-tegmarks-our-mathematical-universe-quest-nature-reality
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... further talk of a universal pension scheme. We could, of course, close this chapter and pretend that the problem will go away. But the problem will simply be passed on to future generations. Our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579597/debate-universal-pension-highlights-need-tax-reform
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Advocates of a universal pension plan say it can be done without the government raising taxes Planning for the future The biggest controversy in the universal pension debate remains whether Hong Kong can introduce such a scheme without facing the financial woes of countries such as Britain, an established welfare state. The key challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578006/advocates-universal-pension-offer-choice-plans
  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com There has been a trend of chickening out when it comes to the acute need to tackle the rising poverty among Hong Kong's elderly people Universal pension: it's all up to chief executive now Universal pensions are a minefield where the colonial government once trod with trepidation, mindful of resistance from businesses and Beijing. Now, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576262/universal-pension-its-all-chief-executive-now
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Harvard holds on to top spot in Chinese list of world's universities American universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation yesterday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford. The top 20 in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574475/harvard-stays-top-spot-chinese-list-worlds-universities
  8. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘mentally prepared’ for reaction in Hong Kong to political reform decisions

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:22pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Peter So Framework for 2017 chief executive election to be set out on Sunday, with mass protests expected after A senior Beijing official says the central government is “mentally prepared” for the fallout from its decisions on H ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581116/beijing-mentally-prepared-reaction-hong-kong-reform-decisions
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'I was never a top student': Scholarism leader Joshua Wong to study at Open University

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Eddie Lee

    ... admitted to a politics programme at the Open University of Hong Kong, ending rumours he had secured places at a few highly sought-after local institutions. The 17-year-old student activist also ... remarkable. There were reports that the student activist was given a place and a conditional offer by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Baptist University respectively. Wong obtained a level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572475/scholarism-leader-accepted-politics-programme-open-university
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:26pm by Surya Deva

    ... while also contradicting China's own constitution Strings attached Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage ... is an associate professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580824/hongkongers-will-not-accept-beijings-idea-patriot

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