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  1. 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

    ... that will cost jobs and lead to economic dependence. A drawn-out legislative process will do nothing for Taiwan's long-term interests. An ongoing reminder of this is to be found ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong buildings still unsafe after Fa Yuen fire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... are not doing their jobs as seriously as they should, residents too have a long way to go in making their own buildings safe. The criticisms levelled against the Fire Services Department and other officials during the inquest are well deserved. It is puzzling that officials are still unsure what really went wrong after a year-long probe. Firefighters' rescue efforts appear to have been ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The pros and cons of working past 60

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... considered in a wider context. Ideally, employees should be allowed to work as long as they are physically and mentally fit. A compulsory retirement age is arguably age discrimination. Many who ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

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

    ... But it was always going to be a hard sell: long-term exposure to the chemical is widely thought to have harmful side effects. Peaceful protests turned violent and images of bloodied demonstrators ... 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

    Candidates are rewarded for their hard work in local elections

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

    ... shocked the Democrats is that Sin came last in the fray, grabbing fewer votes than former beauty pageant contestant Erica Yuen Mi-ming, of the radical pro-democracy People Power. ... a consideration as it is in Legco elections. Voters in the by-election were probably more impressed by Yuen's being a celebrity rather than her political affiliation. Without solid records in serving ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now all John Tsang has to do is come up with a long-term fiscal plan

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Now Tsang needs a long-term plan The public could be excused for feeling unimpressed by yesterday's budget. With fewer sweeteners and a less rosy forecast, ... to the public. In a step in the right direction, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah posed a challenge to the people- how to maintain fiscal discipline in the long run. It is true that the budget ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A way round the labour crunch Manpower shortages have long been an issue of concern in Hong Kong. Rapid economic development and changing demographics mean there is growing ... The prospects in the long-run are not promising either. As the population ages and the workforce shrinks, a sustainable manpower supply for future development will become a big problem. The need ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's Olympic body must move with the times

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... otherwise. Long tenures for sports chiefs are not uncommon overseas. Juan Antonio Samaranch led the International Olympic Committee for 21 years. A long reign is not necessarily bad, but it does ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ban on Japanese whaling a major victory in conservation battle

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... finally brought hope of protection and an end to decades of diplomatic wrangling and sometimes violent confrontation with conservationists. But as long as the struggle has been, it is far from ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

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

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Devil in detail of urbanisation plan China's long-awaited urbanisation blueprint raises the proportion of urban residents from about 54 per cent of the population to 60 per cent by 2020. This will still lag urbanisation rates in developed countries. But moving about 100 million people from rural areas into tier-two and three cities and giving them urban ...




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