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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... with the general public admitted at the weekend. The show closes on Sunday.   Stars face off in US Open The world's best golfers gather at the Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia for the year's third major championship, the US Open. The course is expected to prove a tough challenge for the likes of Tiger Woods after heavy rain left it drenched, and with more bad weather expected. ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Banking sector showcases divide in US, Europe handling of 2008 crisis

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:40am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... tests still no match for US rigour For the clearest example of the contrast between the United States government's handling of the 2008 financial crisis and Europe's response, look no further than the banking sector. While US policymakers' overriding priority was to restore confidence in the country's banks, their European counterparts were more concerned about ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by STAFF

    ... of England   Probably the best Birthday present ever! I just love my parents!!! An Instagram post by U.S. school shooter Jaylen Fryberg when he was given a hunting rifle as a gift   I already have my name on the trophy and there will be no pressure on me Defending Venetian Macau Open golf champion Scott Hend as he takes a two-shot lead into today's final round   ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US and Britain could speed up visa reviews for arrested Occupy protesters

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:46pm by ROBERT PRECHT

    ... Robert Precht Robert Precht says those convicted could be barred from US and Britain Speed up visa reviews for arrested Occupy protesters Dear Clifford Hart and Caroline Wilson, I am addressing this open letter to you in your respective capacities as US and British consuls general to Hong Kong. I respectfully request that you and your governments consider implementing expedited ...

  5. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... an economic burden for us all Last Sunday, as a colourful contrast to the tent camps occupying Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, 460 crazily costumed staff from 60 top companies joined the annual ... the price we pay in Hong Kong- and worldwide- is huge, and should not be ignored. In Britain, the US and the European Union, one in six people at any one point in time is suffering from depression ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... York's famed Waldorf Astoria, a landmark that is the home to the US ambassador to the United Nations and hosts the president and senior officials when they visit the city. Such patronage has ... one of simple investment to one of national security. Anbang's agreement on September 6 to buy the Waldorf from Hilton Worldwide for US$1.95 billion was one of the largest acquisitions ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Private sector rushes in where government fears to tread

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:33am by Howard Winn

    ... crowd funding campaigns this year. It was initially looking for US$75,000 on crowd-funding site Indiegogo but ended up raising more than US$160,000 with upfront sales of more than 1,000 units. Recently it signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based Nest Investments to be included in its portfolio of the most promising start-ups in Asia. Nest has committed to invest US$100,000 to help ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Snowden documentary opens in US cinemas American documentary maker Laura Poitras has had some close scrapes in Iraq ... on massive secret US government surveillance programmes. Those tense eight days in June 2013 form the centrepiece of Citizenfour, which opens in US cinemas today.   Battle goes on to eradicate polio ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The local heroes who set an example for us all

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Local heroes set example for us all There is more to Hong Kong than just street protests. But with so much tension and bickering going around, it is easy to forget there are still good stories to tell. Recently, traditional and new media have been awash with depressing news, giving an incomplete picture of our city. For the second year, the South China Morning Post ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Snowden did us a valuable service There's a fine line between being a hero and a traitor. Whether Edward Snowden is one or the other depends very much on your ... Snowden did their country a valuable service by exposing undisclosed domestic surveillance by US agencies such as the National Counterterrorism Centre. But many also faulted him- with some ...




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