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  1. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's political future looks bleak

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:05am by Howard Winn

    ... of emergency, abandoning the 2017 elections and installing its own choice of chief executive while governing without the Legislative Council. Meanwhile, as hinted in the recent white paper, ... Their grievances took different forms, but according to a poll by the South China Morning Post, the vast majority of people who marched were in favour of civil nomination for the 2017 chief executive ...

  2. Business - LAI SEE

    Solution found for US chicken and egg problem

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Howard Winn

    ... according to a Bloomberg report, is that a defeat for Brazil would be good for financial markets since it would dent the re-election prospects in October of President Dilma Rousseff whose policies ... leave consumer and investor confidence in tatters even if Rousseff doesn't get elected in October, and nullify the prospect of a more market friendly administration. As ever in the wake ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKICPA's disciplinary arrangements are a joke

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am by Howard Winn

    ... election committee. In March last year, he was elected to the Standing Committee of the mainland's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. So ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... their trip to Shanghai to discuss arrangements for the 2017 chief executive's election. It seems hard to believe that the bank felt more sympathy for the anti-capitalist Occupy Central movement. ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong needs a superior system of government

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:38am by Howard Winn

    ... two years to get through Legco. With everyone focusing on the reform of the arrangements for electing the chief executive, it is not clear that things are going to get any better soon. One ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Steve Miller plans to start his third airline

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Howard Winn

    ... eyebrows were raised at the Hong Kong Country Club recently at Dickie Lau Kam-wing's manifesto. The former chairman of Burwill is seeking election to the club's general committee. But his "election platform" is rather more high-powered than others in that it is adorned with photographs of two well-known political figures. Dickie has the support of no less than Regina Ip Lau ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Rogue bankers are not criminals, says trader who lost US$1.1b

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:18am by Howard Winn

    ... that had been charged with far worse, saying "the US operates a two-tier justice system". US prosecutors have elected to go for huge fines rather than criminal prosecution of banks ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Henry Tang's basement an engineering miracle

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... when in 2002 Australia tightened the use of the term "university" throughout its territories, Greenwich shut down. Election material tells us that "Dr Quat's versatility ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... "core value". This, he argues, is not universally applied and ironically takes the case of HKEx which, although a listed company, the government gets to elect six of the 12 board members. ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Yet another damning report on government archives

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... the current Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, was asked in Legco, given that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying had expressed his support for an archive law during the CE election campaign, ...




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