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Champagne corks were doubtless popping in the California headquarters of Gilead Sciences on Thursday as its quarterly earnings were announced.

What kind of management pays more than HK$500 million to buy back its own shares while scrambling for the same amount through an expensive seven-month loan?

We bring sad tidings from Strasbourg where China's national mahjong team came a dismal 37th at the 5th Open European Mahjong Championships this month.

If Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's Apple Daily muckrakes against his political foes, it's called media freedom. If his political foes dig up dirt against him and his democracy camp...

Misery in macroeconomic terms is measured simply by the sum of a country's unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates, minus the percentage change in real gross domestic...

The findings of an internal investigation into the two-year delay of the MTR Corporation's express rail link project, released last week, have been widely dismissed as a...

Beijing has it all wrong. It's not really foreigners who are trying to interfere in our internal affairs. It's a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the...

The urban forest rivalling New York's Central Park that was to have graced the West Kowloon Cultural District is reduced to a series of lawns under a cost-cutting design...

For the past two months, Beijing's efforts to break through the bureaucratic bottleneck blocking policy implementation has been in the news.

Logistics is a fertile field for reform that would benefit the trading economies in Asia-Pacific.

It's really simple - if you are going to claim credit for things going well on your watch, you obviously need to accept blame for when things are not going so well.


Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," wrote Leo Tolstoy. The same might be said of peace and war (to invert the order of the author's most famous novel)....

26 Jul 2014 - 4:24am

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Leaders & Letters

I refer to the article by former senior civil servant Joseph Wong Wing-ping ("A shred of hope", July 22).

26 Jul 2014 - 5:01am

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