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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compromise best way forward in march towards universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It began with Beijing extending the olive branch by proposing a trip to Shanghai, during which universal suffrage will be on the agenda. The pan-democrats initially gave a guarded response, saying ... sets this trip apart, though, is that it comes at a time when the city is thrashing out details for universal suffrage. It is important that the pan-democrats are seen as willing to talk ...

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    We must be realistic on achieving universal suffrage

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let's get real on political reform There was a time when Hong Kong was still fighting for a so-called timetable for universal suffrage. It was not until 2007 ... are nowhere near the goalpost. Unless there is a consensus on how universal suffrage is to be implemented, it risks becoming an unfulfilled dream. The latest grim assessment by a government task force ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Article 23 national security law is too hot to handle for now

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Article 23 still too hot to handle If the ongoing universal suffrage debate fails to inspire confidence and hope of a consensus on the way forward, the recent noises over ... on universal suffrage. Rational discussion should prevail. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kong's future housing needs. So when it comes to a prime vacant site among the universities, schools and kindergartens in the upscale residential area of Kowloon Tong, only a brave man would bet ... The future of the site next to Baptist University is far from settled, pending a further consultation and a final government decision. The university wants it for a Chinese-medicine teaching hospital ...

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    Michelle Obama's China trip a success

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... diplomatically imparting political messages. In speeches at Peking University and a high school in Chengdu, she used stories of her own experiences in the US to tell about the value of free expression ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central missteps cloud debate over universal suffrage

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with a 10,000-strong crowd, in what it says will be a last resort to press Beijing for genuine universal suffrage. The business community is understandably worried. In a rare statement, eight business groups ... help in developing democracy, nor is it necessary to resort to civil disobedience to get the right model in place. The long-awaited consultation on universal suffrage is due to begin this year. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's universities must innovate or fall behind

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial The challenge to our universities Higher education is a competitive business, for students, university leaders and governments. It is especially so now that so much ... Our leading university has fallen to fourth in Asia and another dropped from the top 200 in the world. Given the gains of counterparts on the mainland and elsewhere in the region, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New vice-chancellor of Hong Kong University deserves support

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New HKU chief deserves support Expectations of the University of Hong Kong are of the highest order. It is our city's oldest and most famous institution of learning, ... a doctorate from the University of Cambridge. But he does not have so illustrious a background, coming from the University of Bristol, where he is dean of the faculty of medicine and dentistry. His ...

  9. News - China Insider - LEADER

    Zhou Yongkang puts in rare public appearance at university anniversary

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 06:47pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Former Communist Party senior leader Zhou Yongkang made a rare public appearance on Tuesday when he paid a visit to the China University of Petroleum ... website. Zhou described the nation’s first petroleum university as a “cradle for talents” and praised it for training over 200,000 professionals, according to the website. Zhou, during his visit, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs no help with universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... strongly criticised when commenting on Hong Kong's universal suffrage. For years, Beijing has spared no efforts in fending off remarks it sees as meddling in the city's internal affairs. The view, however, is not shared by foreign diplomats, who think they have a legitimate interest in speaking up. Like it or not, the war of words will probably intensify as the universal suffrage ...




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