By Anna Pelkonen
In this post, I will discuss the matter of medical marijuana. I’d like to first point out that any type of discussion about legalization of marijuana is going to be controversial. Legalizing marijuana, even as purely medicinal and requiring a prescription can reap many benefits but still maintain most of the negative aspects. Marijuana was in fact a well-established medicine until it was federally criminalized in 1937 in the United States. (Drug Policy Alliance, 2014)
By Yu Wing Yan
The global pharmaceutical industry is one of the most strictly regulated in the world. There are careful and thorough examinations over the development and testing of drugs.
Once a medicine is commenced, it needs to be sold immediately. The main method of promoting those medicines is through personal selling meaning that thousands of sales representatives will visit and inform different clinicians who might then go onto prescribe or recommend the product. This is where the pressure of personal selling arises and therefore would create some ethnical dilemmas.
By Yi Pengyu, Steven
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Money laundering generally refers to financial transactions in which criminals, including terrorist organizations, attempt to disguise the proceeds, sources or nature of their illicit activities (U.S. Department of the Treasury). As the Chinese or even Asian financial center, Hong Kong had the highest reported rate of money laundering in Asia and the ninth highest globally (South China Morning Post, 2014).
By TANG Xinkai
The South Korean Ferry Disaster – Who Should be to Blame?
Video: South Korea ferry: captain arrested after sinking
On the morning of April 16th, a catastrophic accident happened in South Korea. A ferry named Sewol, mainly carried students on a high school trip, capsized and sank off the coast of Jeju. Till today, the death toll has climbed to 108 while other 194 passengers still remain missing.
By Tam Wing Lam Miranda
Effective from June 2014, MTR fare will be raised by 3.6 percent. For the last five years, MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) has been increasing its fare annually even when a huge profit is recorded every year. In last year alone, the corporation has already made a net profit of HK$13 billion. As the increase rate of fare is based on the Fare Adjustment Mechanism (FAM), many has questioned whether the FAM is a fair system in determining the fare price and if it is justify for MTRCL to increase its fare without considering the public affordability.
By Park Soyoung
Bestiality (the practice of having sex with animals) has been legal in Denmark since 1933 (King, 2014). And because of this, “barnyard brothels” has been formed in the country; the practice of having sex with animal costs people around 500 to 1000 krone (around HKD700-1400) (Oh, 2014). Legalizing bestiality in Denmark became a big issue globally as several online communities recently reported actual condition regarding bestiality in Denmark. A man published an article and photo in an online petition site. In the picture, a dog’s forelegs were tied up, waiting for another torture. The shocking news enraged a lot of people in the world including animal lovers, animal rights and welfare activists. Now the petition campaign regarding this is in progress to illegalize bestiality and eradicate it in Denmark.