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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The devil is in the detail of China's urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such as housing, water, sanitation, education, social welfare and health care. They call for nothing less than a new urbanisation model based on land and financing reform. The country's leaders have ... resources in a more efficient, transparent manner that is fair to farmers. If handled successfully, urbanisation could be a key growth engine for decades. It depends on the construction of adequate ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be strongly resisted. Rather, the government should take advantage of the slowdown with economic restructuring to soak up excess capacity that is distorting allocation of economic resources. Beijing ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Families right to keep asking questions after bungled investigation

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

    ... ground-breaking analysis led to the conclusion that the jet had plunged into icy waters 2,400 kilometres southwest of Australia. The lack of verified wreckage and no signals yet having been picked up from the plane's data recording black boxes are cause for families to continue to ask questions. Nations involved in the search have to redouble efforts through greater resources and better co-ordination. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to win support for the project. The days when industrial plants could be built without community consent have long gone. Citizens are worried about the air they breathe and water they drink; ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

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

    ... roads, running water and schools, but the reforms that will bring them about are held up by bureaucracy and political wrangling. Modi has won a legion of supporters for promising a radical ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis in disputed waters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis A rising Chinese navy, an increasingly assertive Japanese one and resurgent American maritime interests in Asia make for more naval traffic and greater potential for a mishap. Tension is high over the disp ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and the subsidy per visit are modest, but the authority has found it from its own resources amid budget restraints. If health authorities are serious about the scheme the government will have to help pour ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Why it's time for a rethink in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 04:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the response been more capably handled, wasted time and effort could have been avoided. Valuable resources could have been better deployed. Militaries have been unwilling to hand over information out ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Removing chains on deposit rates will free capital for more efficient use

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for efficient allocation of resources, particularly credit. Key to that is interest-rate reform, a goal set by the government under the 12th five-year plan for 2011-2015. It is good, therefore, ... the economy is booming. Only when it is slowing does it create the incentive to deal with problems such as excess capacity and misallocation of resources. The other side of the coin is the perception ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's defence spending only natural, but it must explain why

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... No country has as many people or land borders as long. As trade, investment and need for resources grows, so, too, does the necessity to protect interests. With rising global power comes ...




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