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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 - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com Tung Wah poll reveals one in five students binge drink, and many don't realise the harmful effects Universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus A hospital group has called for a ban on the sale of alcohol on campuses after its study showed that a fifth of university students had engaged in binge drinking but only 1 per cent admitted they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Kong can elect its mayor by universal suffrage- universally meaning "one man, one vote", will not Beijing and Shanghai want the same? This is not to say that Hong Kong people should ... influence as a movement. The Democrats will take their fight for universal suffrage to 2022 and will regroup and plan for next time, much like any losing party. By then a new generation of players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581411/markets-more-focused-what-hong-kong-could-lose-universal-suffrage
  4. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Olympic star Ye Shiwen heads to university

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:20am

    ... Associated Press Swimmer to combine training with law study at Tsinghua University China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women’s 200- and 400-metre medleys registered this week at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1581385/olympic-star-ye-shiwen-heads-university
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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