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For Hong Kong victims of forced labour: justice delayed is justice denied
Ocean Park must be more than an amusement park to survive for the ages
Why Hong Kong must say no to giving police tasers
Letters | Hong Kong risks putting autonomy at risk with challenges to Beijing’s authority

Hong Kong has been allowed freedoms greater than those enjoyed by most other cities of a sovereign state. To keep these freedoms, Hong Kong must accept that the central government has the final say.

21 Jan 2020 - 7:15AM

Hong Kong has been allowed freedoms greater than those enjoyed by most other cities of a sovereign state. To keep these freedoms, Hong Kong must accept that the central government has the final say.

Hong Kong risks putting autonomy at risk with challenges to Beijing’s authority
Letters | China virus: why Hong Kong can’t afford to be complacent

The Lunar New Year is drawing near, and tens of millions of people will be travelling to all parts of mainland China and beyond. As Wuhan is a travel hub for central China, it raises the spectre of the virus rapidly spreading further afield.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

The Lunar New Year is drawing near, and tens of millions of people will be travelling to all parts of mainland China and beyond. As Wuhan is a travel hub for central China, it raises the spectre of the virus rapidly spreading further afield.

China virus: why Hong Kong can’t afford to be complacent
Muslims in Modi’s India: living in fear and silence
Letters | Hong Kong police stun guns should not worry those who stay out of trouble

Harm caused by stun guns pales in comparison to the effect of petrol bombs or bricks hurled from afar.

20 Jan 2020 - 7:45AM

Harm caused by stun guns pales in comparison to the effect of petrol bombs or bricks hurled from afar.

Hong Kong police stun guns should not worry those who stay out of trouble
Letters | How Hong Kong’s new HK$10 billion welfare package will rescue both the government and the governed

The 10 initiatives will address the needs of low-income workers hit hardest by a flagging economy, as well as allow the city to better prepare for an ageing society, and Carrie Lam to regain public trust in her leadership abilities.

20 Jan 2020 - 6:45AM

The 10 initiatives will address the needs of low-income workers hit hardest by a flagging economy, as well as allow the city to better prepare for an ageing society, and Carrie Lam to regain public trust in her leadership abilities.

How Hong Kong’s new HK$10 billion welfare package will rescue both the government and the governed
Hong Kong’s turmoil, Iran’s troubles and the Italian connection
Letters | Why Hong Kong needs to welcome mainland Chinese to settle in city

Hong Kong’s population is ageing rapidly and about 130 people die every day. The city needs migrants and should welcome the mainland Chinese who can help to keep the city vibrant.

19 Jan 2020 - 8:40AM

Hong Kong’s population is ageing rapidly and about 130 people die every day. The city needs migrants and should welcome the mainland Chinese who can help to keep the city vibrant.

Why Hong Kong needs to welcome mainland Chinese to settle in city
Letters | As Malaysian palm oil gets a shot of Modi’s nationalism, should India worry?

India is seemingly hitting back at Malaysia, after Mahathir took a stand on Kashmir and a new Indian law. But the ban on imports of Malaysian palm oil might end up hurting those on the poverty line in India, by increasing the risk of food inflation.

19 Jan 2020 - 8:05AM

India is seemingly hitting back at Malaysia, after Mahathir took a stand on Kashmir and a new Indian law. But the ban on imports of Malaysian palm oil might end up hurting those on the poverty line in India, by increasing the risk of food inflation.

As Malaysian palm oil gets a shot of Modi’s nationalism, should India worry?
Why Hong Kong police critics are aiming at the wrong target
Did Trump really make America safer by killing top Iranian general?
Letters | Hong Kong protests: five demands, not one less? Let the people vote on it

A referendum is the best way to end the turmoil, allowing Carrie Lam’s administration to redeem itself, and giving Beijing a chance to respond to the people’s will without being seen as bowing to violence.

18 Jan 2020 - 9:00AM

A referendum is the best way to end the turmoil, allowing Carrie Lam’s administration to redeem itself, and giving Beijing a chance to respond to the people’s will without being seen as bowing to violence.

Hong Kong protests: five demands, not one less? Let the people vote on it
Letters | What China’s fintech giants can teach Southeast Asia about banking on agents

Since their target customers generally have minimal banking experience, fintech firms tend to use agents to recruit them. Although the use of agents increases efficiency, concerns remain about data privacy and compliance with regulations.

18 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

Since their target customers generally have minimal banking experience, fintech firms tend to use agents to recruit them. Although the use of agents increases efficiency, concerns remain about data privacy and compliance with regulations.

What China’s fintech giants can teach Southeast Asia about banking on agents
Letters | Hong Kong protester trials: a case for mercy for the young and less culpable

As the chairman of the Bar Association pointed out, the Prosecution Code says the public interest should play a part in the decision to prosecute. Young people facing charges not involving serious violence should be spared.

18 Jan 2020 - 7:25AM

As the chairman of the Bar Association pointed out, the Prosecution Code says the public interest should play a part in the decision to prosecute. Young people facing charges not involving serious violence should be spared.

Hong Kong protester trials: a case for mercy for the young and less culpable
Why Trump and his ‘stable genius’ act should strike fear into the world
Letters | Why Hong Kong’s protest crisis cannot be resolved by a simple reading of the Basic Law

Given Hong Kong’s capitalist society and common law system, it is inevitable that references will be made to Western democracies when discussing how universal suffrage should be implemented. If the city had had universal suffrage, officials might not have employed heavy-handed tactics to press forward with the extradition bill.

17 Jan 2020 - 7:40AM

Given Hong Kong’s capitalist society and common law system, it is inevitable that references will be made to Western democracies when discussing how universal suffrage should be implemented. If the city had had universal suffrage, officials might not have employed heavy-handed tactics to press forward with the extradition bill.

Why Hong Kong’s protest crisis cannot be resolved by a simple reading of the Basic Law
Cathay Pacific leaves Dubai travellers all at sea after flooded airport sees flight diverted
Why must Hong Kong sink billions into Ocean Park, when millions live in poverty ?
Letters | As global warming threatens lives, how the Hong Kong stock exchange can lead the climate battle

The HKEx’s latest review of reporting standards did not follow international benchmarks in requiring more detailed disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions – a pity for a global financial centre like Hong Kong. Full disclosure must be required of listed companies.

16 Jan 2020 - 7:15AM

The HKEx’s latest review of reporting standards did not follow international benchmarks in requiring more detailed disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions – a pity for a global financial centre like Hong Kong. Full disclosure must be required of listed companies.

As global warming threatens lives, how the Hong Kong stock exchange can lead the climate battle
Letters | Hong Kong protests and the question of democracy in an era of fake news

Unlike in the legal system, the news media do not seem concerned with presenting a balanced picture of the facts. This has made young people vulnerable to manipulation.

16 Jan 2020 - 7:00AM

Unlike in the legal system, the news media do not seem concerned with presenting a balanced picture of the facts. This has made young people vulnerable to manipulation.

Hong Kong protests and the question of democracy in an era of fake news
What will Taiwan election results mean for Hong Kong’s future under China?
Why China and Russia won’t be drawn into US endgame in Iran
Letters | Hong Kong protests: three reasons why district councils must unite to create expert panel of investigation

A district council probe is likely to be criticised for bias and have no prosecutorial powers. Far better for the councils to band together to fund an expert-led investigation that can press Legco into setting up an independent commission of inquiry

15 Jan 2020 - 7:15AM

A district council probe is likely to be criticised for bias and have no prosecutorial powers. Far better for the councils to band together to fund an expert-led investigation that can press Legco into setting up an independent commission of inquiry

Hong Kong protests: three reasons why district councils must unite to create expert panel of investigation
British royals bring glamour, stability and a sense of identity to the UK: that’s hardly a waste
Hong Kong protests: getting damaged ATMs back in working order should be a priority
Letters | For China, Singapore shows the way on placing economic progress above freedom of speech

Hong Kong is witnessing how the freedom of speech can impede economic growth.

14 Jan 2020 - 6:40AM

Hong Kong is witnessing how the freedom of speech can impede economic growth.

For China, Singapore shows the way on placing economic progress above freedom of speech
Australia’s Scott Morrison should know that ‘handshake diplomacy’ cannot be forced
Letters | Why US travel warnings for Hong Kong are the ultimate irony

Despite violent protests lasting months, Hong Kong is still one of the world’s safest cities, with a murder rate much lower than that in London or New York.

13 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

Despite violent protests lasting months, Hong Kong is still one of the world’s safest cities, with a murder rate much lower than that in London or New York.

Why US travel warnings for Hong Kong are the ultimate irony