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  1. Comment

    Businesses must do more to protect Asia’s cities from climate disaster

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:45pm by ASHVIN DAYAL

    ... Ashvin Dayal Ashvin Dayal says businesses in Asia must realise that being part of a collective effort to mitigate climate change risks makes economic sense Impact investing Asia ... Typhoon Haiyan last year or the massive floods that brought Thailand to a standstill in 2011 to see the punishing impact of extreme weather. But, as many business leaders in Hong Kong and across ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2014

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... of knowledge, a core element of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme, gives us clues on how things could be done differently. Instead of expecting students to comment on a formidable range ... and not as a means of transportation. That is why it has only developed cycling paths in parts of the New Territories and most residents cannot benefit from this. I hope officials will listen to those of us ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hiring probe highlights failure of Asia's business schools to teach ethics

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 06:31pm by JEREMY LEONG

    ... Jeremy Leong Jeremy Leong says China hiring saga highlights lack of ethics training Asia's business schools are neglecting their moral duty US authorities are investigating claims ... is largely a construct of Western business culture and Asian schools often take their cue from their counterparts in the US and Europe. However, traditionally, they do not deal with philosophical ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fishy business on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong has had a ban on trawling for fish since the end of 2012. It has made payments to fishermen to assist them during this ban, and many of the familiar green-hulled wooden boats have disappeared. The writing has been on the wall for som ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US making waves over China’s sea-based nuclear deterrent

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:53pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Robert Karniol says China seems unlikely to have made a big leap inits nuclear deterrent capabilities at sea, despite what the US may think Making waves Admiral Samuel Locklear, who heads the US Pacific Command, appears to have been somewhat disingenuous with a critical piece of his recent testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. "China's advance ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Overseas Chinese business can build bridges for the new maritime silk road

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 06:17pm by He Yafei

    ... global assets of overseas Chinese businesses at around US$3.9 trillion, of which up to US$1.2 trillion is in the hands of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. About a third of the top 500 global ... He Yafei He Yafei says overseas Chinese businesses, with their knowledge of local conditions, can play a critical role in China's push for a new maritime silk road to deepen regional ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Frank exchange between US and China a welcome sign of mature ties

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... swapping such frank sentiments face-to-face so freely in public. This time China was a protagonist. But the plain speaking was healthy. The occasion was US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's ... interests as the US shifted its strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region, adding: "China's development cannot be contained by anyone." On the dispute with Japan over the Diaoyu ...

  9. Business - Money - BONDS

    Debt in riskiest markets may be a frontier too far

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... FM debt. In the past fortnight, three US dollar-denominated FM bond sales attracted significant demand from international investors. On April 7, Zambia raised US$1 billion in Africa’s first sovereign debt issuance of the year in a deal that was more than four times oversubscribed. The following day, Sri Lanka sold US$500 million of five-year paper at a yield of just 5.1 per cent, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:14pm by ALAN MAN

    ... will shape the future of Hong Kong. Alan Man is vice-president and managing director of US engineering firm Black & Veatch's Water Business in Greater China ... bustling streets, thriving business community and iconic skyscrapers. On many fronts, Hong Kong is seen as one of Asia's greatest cities. It is a hard-earned position based on sound long-term ...




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