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Editorial | Celebrity scandal raises concerns over dashcams

The incident involving Andy Hui and Jacqueline Wong will hopefully raise awareness of the rights and liabilities arising from the use of onboard cameras

18 Apr 2019 - 11:39PM

The incident involving Andy Hui and Jacqueline Wong will hopefully raise awareness of the rights and liabilities arising from the use of onboard cameras

Celebrity scandal raises concerns over dashcams
Editorial | Parliamentary recess offers Britain time to sort out Brexit mess

There is a need for reflection and for renewed efforts to find a proposal capable of securing sufficient support among MPs

18 Apr 2019 - 11:39PM

There is a need for reflection and for renewed efforts to find a proposal capable of securing sufficient support among MPs

Parliamentary recess offers Britain time to sort out Brexit mess
Editorial | Malaysian rail deal shows belt and road plan is still on track

Revised agreement with Chinese contractor, which lowers cost of project and offers other benefits, sends positive message to government and business leaders in wake of ‘debt trap’ claims by critics

17 Apr 2019 - 10:16PM

Revised agreement with Chinese contractor, which lowers cost of project and offers other benefits, sends positive message to government and business leaders in wake of ‘debt trap’ claims by critics

Malaysian rail deal shows belt and road plan is still on track
Editorial | Cold callers in need of speedy legal reply

Under a long overdue proposal, an existing mechanism that enables public to be kept away from promotions via recorded messages will also cover calls made by real people

17 Apr 2019 - 10:16PM

Under a long overdue proposal, an existing mechanism that enables public to be kept away from promotions via recorded messages will also cover calls made by real people

Cold callers in need of speedy legal reply
Editorial | City must show it can get balance right on national security law

Being constitutionally obliged to pass such legislation, Hong Kong has faced growing calls from Beijing to act and, in doing so, the local government must take into account our special rights and freedoms

16 Apr 2019 - 9:33PM

Being constitutionally obliged to pass such legislation, Hong Kong has faced growing calls from Beijing to act and, in doing so, the local government must take into account our special rights and freedoms

City must show it can get balance right on national security law
Editorial | Notre Dame must rise from the ashes

Flames that engulfed the historic Paris landmark have not only prompted a collective sadness, but also a global urge to repair the damage and let the cathedral flourish again

16 Apr 2019 - 9:33PM

Flames that engulfed the historic Paris landmark have not only prompted a collective sadness, but also a global urge to repair the damage and let the cathedral flourish again

Notre Dame must rise from the ashes
Editorial | Keep better track of MTR bosses’ pay

Despite a host of problems, the troubled railway company still gave bonuses to executives, and the fare-paying public has every right to expect those at the top to be held more accountable for poor performances

15 Apr 2019 - 11:26PM

Despite a host of problems, the troubled railway company still gave bonuses to executives, and the fare-paying public has every right to expect those at the top to be held more accountable for poor performances

Keep better track of MTR bosses’ pay
Editorial | WikiLeaks founder can rely on rule of law to get fair trial

Julian Assange faces extradition from Britain to the United States on the charge of conspiracy to access a computer, and his lawyers fear President Donald Trump will politicise the case

15 Apr 2019 - 11:26PM

Julian Assange faces extradition from Britain to the United States on the charge of conspiracy to access a computer, and his lawyers fear President Donald Trump will politicise the case

WikiLeaks founder can rely on rule of law to get fair trial
Editorial | Onus is on Beijing to create a level playing field for foreign firms

The naming and shaming of local governments that ignore the laws is a start, but more needs to be done to satisfy critics in the West

14 Apr 2019 - 10:42PM

The naming and shaming of local governments that ignore the laws is a start, but more needs to be done to satisfy critics in the West

Onus is on Beijing to create a level playing field for foreign firms
Editorial | Like it or not, politics is creeping into the US Federal Reserve

With Donald Trump nominating Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to join the board of governors, the world’s most important central bank could lose its neutrality

14 Apr 2019 - 11:14PM

With Donald Trump nominating Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to join the board of governors, the world’s most important central bank could lose its neutrality

Like it or not, politics is creeping into the US Federal Reserve
Editorial | Black hole image a revolutionary glimpse

While the Earthrise photograph allowed humanity to stare back at itself and its planetary home, the new black hole image lets us look at the mystery of cosmic creation and destruction

13 Apr 2019 - 11:42PM

While the Earthrise photograph allowed humanity to stare back at itself and its planetary home, the new black hole image lets us look at the mystery of cosmic creation and destruction

Black hole image a revolutionary glimpse
Editorial | Wide-ranging debate needed before laws to regulate the internet

While governments and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have called for online regulation in the wake of the Christchurch shootings, the challenge lies in finding a way of curbing abuses while not restricting the benefits

13 Apr 2019 - 11:04PM

While governments and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have called for online regulation in the wake of the Christchurch shootings, the challenge lies in finding a way of curbing abuses while not restricting the benefits

Wide-ranging debate needed before laws to regulate the internet
Editorial | Cooperation with China best for India

As the world’s biggest democracy goes to the polls, Narendra Modi is hoping to be re-elected as prime minister without focusing on the nation’s economic problems while shunning Beijing’s belt and road development strategy

12 Apr 2019 - 9:45PM

As the world’s biggest democracy goes to the polls, Narendra Modi is hoping to be re-elected as prime minister without focusing on the nation’s economic problems while shunning Beijing’s belt and road development strategy

Cooperation with China best for India
Editorial | Trump should steer clear of provoking Beijing over Taiwan

As American lawmakers and island officials mark the 40th anniversary of key legislation on relations between the two, Washington would be wise to tread carefully on changing its cross-strait approach

12 Apr 2019 - 9:29PM

As American lawmakers and island officials mark the 40th anniversary of key legislation on relations between the two, Washington would be wise to tread carefully on changing its cross-strait approach

Trump should steer clear of provoking Beijing over Taiwan
Editorial | Beijing must stick to economic timelines agreed with Europe

Despite earlier reservations, pragmatism reigned at an EU summit that focused on business and trade, and an investment deal is key to relations

11 Apr 2019 - 9:28PM

Despite earlier reservations, pragmatism reigned at an EU summit that focused on business and trade, and an investment deal is key to relations

Beijing must stick to economic timelines agreed with Europe
Editorial | Stronger laws must protect weak at gyms

Strong-arm sales tactics on expensive service plans have led to four fitness centres being named and shamed, but the vulnerable need greater safeguards

11 Apr 2019 - 9:28PM

Strong-arm sales tactics on expensive service plans have led to four fitness centres being named and shamed, but the vulnerable need greater safeguards

Stronger laws must protect weak at gyms
Fentanyl fight also needs action in the US
Doctors’ image needs treatment after vote on overseas hires
Editorial | Laws must reflect changes in society

Landmark decision by top Hong Kong court over prosecution of smartphone-related crimes shows need to update legislation and be more proactive

9 Apr 2019 - 10:09PM

Landmark decision by top Hong Kong court over prosecution of smartphone-related crimes shows need to update legislation and be more proactive

Laws must reflect changes in society
­City needs to heal its wounds once Occupy case is finally settled
Editorial | Fair and effective use of land for homes at heart of ‘Ding’ ruling

Decision by High Court judge on controversial small-house policy and villagers’ right to build should terminate long-standing unfair practices at time of growing flats crisis

8 Apr 2019 - 10:56PM

Decision by High Court judge on controversial small-house policy and villagers’ right to build should terminate long-standing unfair practices at time of growing flats crisis

Fair and effective use of land for homes at heart of ‘Ding’ ruling
Editorial | Rules required over space weapons tests

India gave no warning when, for the first time, it shot down one of its own satellites, creating hundreds of pieces of debris that pose a risk to the assets of other nations

8 Apr 2019 - 10:56PM

India gave no warning when, for the first time, it shot down one of its own satellites, creating hundreds of pieces of debris that pose a risk to the assets of other nations

Rules required over space weapons tests
Editorial | Clarity needed if China’s social credit system is to work

There has been widespread confusion as to what exactly the nationwide model will entail; authorities have to ensure transparency and fairness

7 Apr 2019 - 10:03PM

There has been widespread confusion as to what exactly the nationwide model will entail; authorities have to ensure transparency and fairness

Clarity needed if China’s social credit system is to work
Editorial | Overhaul of copyright laws long overdue

The European Union is taking the lead by holding social media platforms legally responsible for content uploaded by users; it is time for other countries to follow suit

7 Apr 2019 - 10:03PM

The European Union is taking the lead by holding social media platforms legally responsible for content uploaded by users; it is time for other countries to follow suit

Overhaul of copyright laws long overdue
Editorial | Time for South Korea to be more open to migrants, minorities

In a nation ageing faster than any developed economy, the government has been slow to adopt legislation shunning racism and discrimination and protecting the rights of foreign workers

6 Apr 2019 - 11:45PM

In a nation ageing faster than any developed economy, the government has been slow to adopt legislation shunning racism and discrimination and protecting the rights of foreign workers

Time for South Korea to be more open to migrants, minorities
Editorial | Firefighter’s death a sobering warning

The tragedy of a firefighter’s death during a rescue in a country park highlights how the adventurous should be mindful of decisions that have the potential to put others at unnecessary risk

6 Apr 2019 - 11:09PM

The tragedy of a firefighter’s death during a rescue in a country park highlights how the adventurous should be mindful of decisions that have the potential to put others at unnecessary risk

Firefighter’s death a sobering warning
Editorial | Still a need for Nato in a changing world

No military alliance has lasted as long and with a focus on consultation and cooperation, it can chart a bright new future

5 Apr 2019 - 9:12PM

No military alliance has lasted as long and with a focus on consultation and cooperation, it can chart a bright new future

Still a need for Nato in a changing world
Editorial | Foundation’s report provides digital way ahead for the Greater Bay Area

The 2022 Foundation report contains 50 recommendations, including economic reform, cooperation, development and job creation

5 Apr 2019 - 9:04PM

The 2022 Foundation report contains 50 recommendations, including economic reform, cooperation, development and job creation

Foundation’s report provides digital way ahead for the Greater Bay Area
Editorial | China faces difficult balancing act over private sector growth

As Beijing looks to create 11 million new jobs this year it cannot rely on internet firms that are laying off staff, so it must turn to innovative companies focused on science and technology

4 Apr 2019 - 11:02PM

As Beijing looks to create 11 million new jobs this year it cannot rely on internet firms that are laying off staff, so it must turn to innovative companies focused on science and technology

China faces difficult balancing act over private sector growth
Editorial | Pilot traffic scheme on the right track

Despite being the first city to study road pricing 30 years ago Hong Kong is yet to agree on such a move, but a proposed trial has raised hopes on the congested streets

4 Apr 2019 - 11:02PM

Despite being the first city to study road pricing 30 years ago Hong Kong is yet to agree on such a move, but a proposed trial has raised hopes on the congested streets

Pilot traffic scheme on the right track