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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting prejudice is a long-term battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fighting prejudicea long-term battle There has been an outpouring of feedback and emotion since the Equal Opportunities Commission launched the first review of anti-discrimination legislation last month. The fact that some 1,000 submissions were received in the first part of a four-month consultation underlines the heated response in the community. The watchdog ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    It's the spirit of the rules that civil servants must adhere to

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... assistant director Anita Lam Ka-fun and her husband had bought more than 8,000 square metres of agricultural land in Yuen Long in 2012, two months after the government had designated an adjoining ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Justice must be seen to be done on mainland

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... perhaps the most egregious example of contempt for justice, that of officials sentenced to long terms of imprisonment using connections and money to bribe their way out of serving a single day ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a long way and the loss of life and property during typhoons is no longer as severe as it once was. This is partly the result of technological advances that enable more accurate weather forecasts ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ice Bucket Challenge is for charity... and politicking

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Mixing politics and a cold bath A bit of silliness can go a long way in the age of social media. Rich, powerful and famous people around the world have taken up the Ice Bucket Challenge by drenching themselves in cold water. And it's all for the sake of charities. The challenge went viral in the United States this summer. It has now caught on in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Court ruling on Tai Po beach a welcome end to 16-year saga

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... finally be lifted from the drawing board. In a much-awaited ruling, the High Court quashed the challenge filed by a green activist, who feared that the proposed 200-metre-long sandy strip in Lung Mei would wipe out an endangered seahorse species and other marine life in the region. The decision has understandably upset green groups, but it put a welcome end to a long-running row. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe's three arrows are looking badly blunted

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Abe's arrows are badly blunted A lot has been going better for Japan with Abenomics, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategy is known, since he assumed office 20 months ago with a pledge to end a long period of stagnation. They include a return to inflation after two decades of crippling off-and-on deflation, improved business profits, a stock ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give investors choice on shareholding structures as long as rules are transparent

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not to bend the rule of "one share, one vote" for Alibaba. This does not mean we shouldn't re-examine and reconsider alternative structures in future so long as any such rules ... argue this frees their companies from being taken over by opportunistic raiders in for a quick profit. Markets will reward such companies which deliver and punish those that fail. So long ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Guo Meimei scandal shows Chinese Red Cross must clean up its act

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for a business venture, she fabricated her affiliation with the charity out of vanity and added her fake job title to her Weibo account. Though the Red Cross had long since denied ties to Guo she ...




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