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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Students - ditch the suits!

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:12pm by Yuen Chan

    ... Yuen Chan says undergraduate applicants should try to be natural and confident Picture a sweltering day with temperatures hitting 33 degrees Celsius. A group of teenagers are buttoned up ... to convince the others [of] their capability.” Yuen Chan is a lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why the brutal war in Gaza can have no long-term winner

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com This brutal war can have no winner As millions of Muslims celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, a pall of gloom hangs over a world that has been witnessing the killing of innocent civilians in Gaza by the Israeli army. Harrowin ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:18pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says discouraging mainland visitors constitutes trade protectionism and discrimination, which could damage Hong Kong's economy and its international standing ... in five years. This time, however, the fault is partly our own. Once visitors turn away, it will take a long time to attract them back again. Therefore, any change in the individual visit scheme ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 24, 2014

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by LETTERS

    ... councillor Dr Yau Wing-kwong's letter (" Rate retailers to protect local businesses ", July 18). The Tai Yuen Food Podium, for which a trade mix enhancement initiative is being planned, is the food zone of Tai Yuen Commercial Centre, mentioned by Dr Yau. A recent customer opinion survey shows that customers view the property as lacking in cuisine choices, and are calling ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats' by-election defeat was on the cards long before a vote was cast

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:35pm by Albert Cheng

    ... defeat was onthe cards long before a vote was cast The dust has settled on the Southern District Council by-election with the seat going to Judy Chan Ka-pui of the pro-establishment New People's Party. She got 2,023 votes. The other two candidates, the Democratic Party's Sin Chung-kai and People Power's Erica Yuen Mi-ming received 920 and 1,083 votes respectively. After ...

  6. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    End of the line for China's low cost manufacturing model?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... including Yue Yuen Industrial and Adidas. According to a report earlier this month in the Nikkei Asian Review, Dongguan mayor Yuan Baocheng, after visiting a striking factory, said: "We ... transition than from farm to bank teller. To be sure, the robot bogeyman has been around for a long time. And many of the recent claims have been empty; Foxconn's one million robot workers ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislation on standard hours won’t solve problem of a long working day

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:10pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says real issue is labour shortage, which can be eased by reducing SMEs' tax burden Legislation on standard hours won't solve the problem of a long working day Standard working hours will not, we believe, alleviate the problem of excessively long hours, and legislation risks lowering the flexibility of the labour market, as well ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislation and transparency would end controversy over political donations

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:36pm by SONNY LO

    ... controversy over donations to political groups and individual politicians has reopened the long overdue issue of the need for a political party law in Hong Kong. Opponents to any such law argue ... premises. The second option is to encourage donors to reveal themselves in exchange for tax exemptions. The politicians themselves will also have to declare the amount they receive. For too long ...




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