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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing should resist pressure to turn on the fiscal tap

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with the risk that cooling housing starts or export weakness could drive renewed growth deceleration. This sets the stage for the annual conclave of current and retired senior Communist Party officials ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Measles threat to migrant workers The great urban migration that has helped propel China's meteoric rise has also raised some social issues. The need for reform of the household registration system, which restricts migrants' access to health, education and welfare, is well documented. But some problems arise from the challenge of keeping track of a huge ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For Hongkongers, British National (Overseas) passport not worth the hassle

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of passports that might fall into the wrong hands. Renewing a passport is therefore an important ritual of identity. So imagine the incredulity among Hongkongers, accustomed to the reliable ... to renew their documents must submit all valid passports, including those issued by Hong Kong. SAR passport holders have now been denied the chance to travel because their documents are held up ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are not to be ignored. The question is how to minimise the impact without holding back development. This is what the Airport Authority is doing. In a renewed attempt to meet the standards laid down by the law, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deliver flats at affordable prices

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... chief in his budget, the government has again failed to meet the annual target of 20,000 flats. Slippage in railway property developments and urban renewal projects left a shortfall of 2,000 ... changes. The location of the sites, many of which are in the New Territories, may fuel a widening gap in property prices between rural and urban locations. There are also concerns as to why ...




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