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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should keep its peg to the US dollar for now

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the peg of the Hong Kong dollar to the US dollar at a fixed exchange rate- given that some people are arguing that it is time for change. While there is no need to do anything about the peg, ... the city ditch the peg and manage the currency more flexibly against either the US dollar, the yuan or perhaps a basket of currencies. Bear in mind that for 26 years as HKMA chief he had defended ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 5 per cent, far below what is needed to create jobs for a young population. The corruption of politicians and officials has robbed billions of dollars from the economy. India needs electricity, ... overhaul of the economy. But he is also a divisive figure, his still unexplained role in the slaughter of 1,000 Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 leading to bans by Britain and the US that were only ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The market proves to be a stern judge of government apps

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the products are what people want, officials can follow the US government's move to solicit app ideas openly before development. Once put to the market, they should not be left buried in app ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Taiwan needs to think long-term as region's economic focus shifts

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to avoid overreliance on the mainland. To make progress it will need Beijing's understanding for its efforts to join regional trade blocs, such as the proposed US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... between China and the EU is already US$588.6 billion and it will be substantially boosted by the deals signed during Xi's tour. There will be dramatically greater gains if a free trade agreement being pushed by China with the EU's US$17 trillion economy can be forged; the EU said that it was under consideration. In return, the EU is eager for China, likely to become ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Michelle Obama's China trip a success

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

    ... just-ended week-long trip to China was a success in every way, giving insight into US culture and society while building bridges and sending subtle political messages. There was no lecturing about ... needed to bring greater goodwill to the complex Sino-US relationship. The White House made clear before the three-city visit that sensitive topics like human rights would be avoided. Instead, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A ban on trans-fats is the way to go

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Ban on trans-fats is the way to go Protecting public health should be a government's top priority. That is what the US administration is doing in seeking to ban ... is good enough in that it helps consumers to make their own choices. Those fighting the ban in US take it as a liberty issue, warning of a "nanny state" if what people put ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China and US slowly building trust between militaries

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

    ... establish regular high-level dialogue. Amid increasing tension over territorial disputes and the continuing US pivot to Asia, open channels of discussion are a necessity to avoid conflict. The US army's chief of staff, General Raymond Odierno, and his Chinese counterparts made that plain during talks in Beijing that laid the groundwork for the deal. Details will be finalised when US ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must stop dodging issue of an archives law

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to renew the momentum for legislation is regrettable. Lai is not alone in feeling embarrassed that the city is lagging way behind the US, Britain, Australia and mainland China, where laws ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Assault on Kevin Lau is tantamount to an attack on us all

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Lau assault an attack on us all The brutal attack on former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to has caused shock and outrage, not just in Hong Kong, but internationally. Freedom of speech and the press are cornerstones of our vibrant society and a physical attack on a journalist amounts to a collective injury. Coming in the wake of Lau's removal from the top ...




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