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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an oversized hammer being used against a nail than that five decades after the civil rights movement triumphed and with a black man in the White House, much still needs to change in America. Racial segregation remains rampant, yet is little mentioned until the simmering anger boils over, as with the killing of teenager Michael Brown. Exactly how Brown came to be shot by a white policeman remains ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No excuse for media payments

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

    ... meat. But confidence and credibility can be fragile. Unless the media can put their house in order, public trust will not be regained. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Plans for new marine parks are to be welcomed

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Adding up to 2,000 hectares in total, the projects are welcome protection for marine life, in particular the Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise. The timing has inevitably aroused ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leak of celebrity photos has implications for us all

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

    ... to be removed. Passwords are another problem, with hacking made easier if the same one is used for a device and the cloud. Just as with locking a house when leaving it, devices and on-line accounts need ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... than 80,000 had signed an online petition expressing anger and dismay. They were prompted by accounts of an attempt to rescue the dog by lowering a chair onto the tracks at Sheung Shui station ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

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

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

    ... more public housing, improve transport facilities and, above all, usher in a more open, democratic and fair society. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

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

    ... descriptions in housing advertisements, as well as junk messages. They are long overdue steps to give consumers the safeguards that are still woefully lacking on the mainland. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consensus the best way forward for electoral reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on arrangements for the election of a chief executive in 2017 ever more remote. The moderate voices behind a recent petition that calls for calm and consensus could not have come at a better time. Prominent figures from both sides of the political divide signed the petition, which comes ahead of this month's decision on the 2017 poll by the the National People's Congress Standing ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong's autonomy and rule of law. The vote clearly showed that Lam's stance was at odds with the body's members. It is difficult to see how ... to speak his mind and has taken responsibility for what he believed. The fallout is a reminder of the expectations we have of leaders of professional bodies. The unease caused by the white paper ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Illegal hotels must be closed The influx of visitors continues to put Hong Kong's tourism capacity to the test. With only 1,629 registered hotels and guest houses ... unlicensed guest houses will be raised from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000 and from two years' imprisonment to three. The law will also be revised to make it easier to haul offenders to court. Instead ...




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