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23 Oct 2014

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. This is one of my favourite investment mantras, tested over several market cycles – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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23 Oct 2014 - 9:44am
23 Oct 2014

Large-scale corruption makes for headline news. However, away from the limelight, there are many forms of what might be called petty corruption, or maybe something that is not quite corrupt but...

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Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong based writer and journalist. He has worked in Asia for The Guardian‚ The Daily Telegraph‚ and The Independent‚ and was a consultant editor for The Asia Times.
23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am
23 Oct 2014

We have been worried lately by the "external forces" that Leung Chun-ying and the central...

Howard Winn has been with the South China Morning Post for two and half years after previous stints as business editor and deputy editor of The Standard, and business editor of Asia Times. His writing has also been published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune. He writes the Lai See column which focuses on the lighter side of business.
23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am
23 Oct 2014

Last Sunday, as a colourful contrast to the tent camps occupying Admiralty, Causeway Bay and...

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group
23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am
23 Oct 2014

On the day student leaders finally met government honchos on election reforms, a survey was...

Alex Lo is a senior writer at the South China Morning Post. He writes editorials and the daily “My Take” column on page 2. He also edits the weekly science and technology page in Sunday Morning Post.
23 Oct 2014 - 5:36am
22 Oct 2014

China's top leaders have been meeting this week on how to strengthen the rule of law. At the...

Hu Shuli is editor-in-chief of Caixin Media Company, editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Century Weekly, executive editor-in-chief of the monthly journal China Reform and dean of the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University. She founded CAIJING magazine, a business and finance review, in 1998.
23 Oct 2014 - 5:26am
22 Oct 2014

Someone sent me The New York Times' write-up of the by-now-infamous interview with Chief...

Alex Lo is a senior writer at the South China Morning Post. He writes editorials and the daily “My Take” column on page 2. He also edits the weekly science and technology page in Sunday Morning Post.
22 Oct 2014 - 5:29am
22 Oct 2014

After his interview on Monday with the international press Chief Executive CY Leung was widely...

Howard Winn has been with the South China Morning Post for two and half years after previous stints as business editor and deputy editor of The Standard, and business editor of Asia Times. His writing has also been published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune. He writes the Lai See column which focuses on the lighter side of business.
22 Oct 2014 - 5:57am
21 Oct 2014

Proverbs reflect the wisdom of a people, as passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes...

Frank Ching opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in Beijing in 1979 when the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations. Before that, he was with The New York Times in New York for 10 years. After Beijing, he wrote the book Ancestors and later joined the Far Eastern Economic Review.
22 Oct 2014 - 7:09am
21 Oct 2014

The new administrative measures for outbound investment issued by the Ministry of Commerce came...

22 Oct 2014 - 4:58am

Today's Poll

  • Less than a week: 7%
  • From a week to a month: 25%
  • Longer than a month: 67%
23 Oct 2014
  • Less than a week
  • From a week to a month
  • Longer than a month
Total number of votes recorded: 510

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While it is still not certain that a substantive discussion will take place between the government and students on Hong Kong's electoral future, the outlines of that discussion, should it take...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:25pm
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20 Oct 2014 - 10:58am

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