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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Harbour clean-up is far from over Hong Kong has the expertise and financial clout to tackle its pollution challenges. Victoria Harbour is proof of what can be done when there is also will. A quarter of a century ago, its waters were hazardous to health; now, in some places, it is safe to swim. Those achievements should not be allowed to falter through unnecessarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560712/clean-victoria-harbour-far-over
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Relax labour laws to help city The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch ... And that does not count those who go to work in Macau as unregistered daily commuters. To be sure, the figure is a drop in the bucket of the 200,000-odd qualified workers in this city's building ...

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

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are their only option. The city's infamous shoeboxes are now described as fairly sizeable as some truly mini-flats are hitting the market and selling like hot cakes. Strong demand for small flats ... for the city's future development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592662/trend-towards-building-smaller-flats-not-healthy-sign
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials are still struggling to ascertain the scale of the impact on the city. That it came at a time when the public was celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with festive treats makes it even more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Party affiliation would help chief executive

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Party affiliation would help CE Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has not been in the headlines for years. Ever since he resigned in 2005, he conscientiously kept a low profile. Even at times when the city was grappling with difficult issues, the former leader refrained from weighing into the debate. This resonates with the Chinese wisdom for politicians- he who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587350/chief-executive-could-govern-better-if-affiliated-political
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the past two months, it is little surprise that the public would want to head to the city's beaches and swimming pools. Unfortunately, swimmers could not enjoy the inviting facilities ... That lifeguards have again walked away from their duties during the peak swimming season is regrettable. The curtain raiser came in April, with some lifeguards at the HK$800 million Victoria Swimming Pool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567219/striking-lifeguards-must-get-back-work-and-negotiating-table
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Imperfect electoral model is still a step forward

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is constitutionally binding on Hong Kong. For one person, one vote to be achieved, the city has no choice but to follow the rules. Imperfect as it is, the model is still a step forward. It is in the city's interest to adopt the change and strive for further improvements in future. Those who have been fighting for free democratic elections are understandably outraged by the ruling, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582499/imperfect-electoral-model-still-step-forward
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central campaign should be called off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... has failed. Co-founded by Tai and two others, the campaign seeks to press Beijing for what it calls genuine universal suffrage by threatening to paralyse the city's business district ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584666/occupy-central-campaign-should-be-called
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

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

    ... Beijing has taken a step in the right direction with a pilot project to allow fully foreign-funded hospitals to set up in seven cities or provinces, including Guangdong, to improve services ...

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

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of 624,000 citizens. As awkward as it is, this is how Macau picks its chief executive. The poll on Sunday took less than an hour to complete, sealing the city's fate for another five years under ... 2009. The city is also having to put up with an influx of mainland visitors. The negative sentiment took yet another turn in May, when tens of thousands took to the streets condemning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many

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