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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urban renewal is in public interest When there is demand, there will be supply, say economists. But those living in Hong Kong know things do not always work like that. A plethora of rules and practices means market forces do not always produce outcomes as desirable as one would like. Urban renewal is a case in point. In what was hailed as a fundamental change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590468/speeding-urban-renewal-public-interest
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... developers and contractors have seized on it to renew calls to relax rules on importing labour, arguing that shortages were helping raise construction costs and property prices. A recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589567/relaxing-labour-importation-laws-will-benefit-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political stand-off harms Pakistan

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the latter being of particular interest to the business community; power cuts in urban areas can last 10 hours a day, with electricity production at times falling short of demand by as much as 40 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588921/political-stand-harming-pakistan
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Foreign cash a good remedy Social services tend to lag great urban migrations. The mainland's health system is a case in point. Subject to free-market reforms while remaining bound by tight regulation, it was struggling to cope long before urban dwellers became the majority of the population. It still does, despite huge central government outlays over the last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Testing times for Sino-US military relations

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... modernisation and the renewed American focus on the Asia-Pacific region makes talking and working together necessities. This has to be especially so as technology, evidenced by the use of drones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581273/near-collision-evidence-testing-times-sino-us-military
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to urban areas of West Africa. The fact that the WHO has declared an international emergency reflects how little progress has been made in combating it. A small US company has sent its supplies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Answer the call on telemarketing

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to renew calls for tighter control. According to a survey commissioned the privacy watchdog, some 23 per cent of the respondents had received more than six calls per week, up from 8 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570130/answer-call-telemarketing
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sinners and saints in Wenzhou church row

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Both sinners andsaints in land row Bureaucracy that takes years to process scores of permits for one building would test the patience of a saint. Rules can be bent or broken as people begin building before receiving permits. Indeed, several church leaders in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, say this is why their buildings violate urban planning and land resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565058/both-sinners-and-saints-wenzhou-church-row
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... worryingly, the virus has now spread from isolated rural villages to urban west Africa. There is no room for complacency elsewhere. A Liberian official who flew to Lagos, Nigeria, collapsed at Lagos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or renewed when there is proof that the guest house does not violate the building's deed of mutual covenant- an owners' agreement on what may or may not be carried out. Although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555506/proposals-welcome-step-closing-illegal-guest-houses

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