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  • Sep 22, 2014
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Focus

Focus

SCMP gets to the heart of the matter with its in-depth analysis on the pressing issues in Hong Kong and around the world.

Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

Sixteen years after the idea of building an arts and cultural district on reclaimed land in West Kowloon emerged, the site that promises to transform Hong Kong's cultural development is finally taking shape.

Monday, 21 July, 2014, 6:21am 11 comments

Stakes high for Obama and Putin amid fallout from shooting down of MH17

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have been left with tough choices to make following the shooting down of flight MH17 over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.

20 Jul 2014 - 2:06pm 9 comments

War zone manoeuvres

The ill-fated journey of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 across Ukraine is likely to result in a review of rules for jets flying over war zones, aviation insiders say.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:59am

Insurance issue could be 'long and complex'

Insurance on the Malaysian airliner is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:16am

Rivals agree on type of missile, but who fired it?

While Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing - the type of Soviet-era missile used.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:16am

Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane likely to have significant impact on Ukraine crisis

The shooting down of a Malaysian commercial airliner over Ukraine could dramatically broaden the Ukrainian crisis, even before it is determined who bears responsibility.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:18am 4 comments

Grim search for bodies of victims among wreckage of Flight MH17

A guidebook on Bali and a children's card game lie amid the debris of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as emergency workers pick through the grisly carnage of the vast crash site, recovering corpse after corpse.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:51am

Relatives of passengers on downed flight gather at Amsterdam airport

Distraught and sobbing relatives poured into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as the Netherlands reeled from the news 154 of its citizens were aboard the Malaysian plane believed to have been shot down in Ukraine.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:51am

Tragedy strikes for photographer

For 28 years, well-respected Indonesian photographer Enny Nuraheni moved many with the images she captured of her country's struggles and disasters - Aceh's epic tsunami, sectarian violence, plane crashes.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:51am

Australian woman loses relatives in both Malaysia Airlines disasters

In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned yesterday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:50am