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  1. Tycoon's HK$60m loan to ailing Sing Pao

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Tycoon Carson Yeung Ka-sing came to the rescue of the troubled Sing Pao Daily News yesterday, extending to its parent company an interest-free loan of up to HK$60 million. Mr Yeung's wholly-owned Billion Wealth entered into a loan agreement with Hong Kong-listed SMI Publishing, which owns the newspaper, on Wednesday, a filing to the stock exchange shows. Under ...

  2. Ruling team now even more vulnerable

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The government's handling of two recent issues - the hundreds of residents stranded by political chaos in Thailand and the taxi drivers' strike over fare changes - has provided fresh ammunition for those doubtful or cynical about the workings of the so-called accountability system under which Hong Kong ministers operate. Lawmakers attacked the system ...

  3. A little retail therapy isn't the answer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... When Law Cheung-kwok proposed as a legislator in 1995 that the government give every adult HK$5,000 in cash to help stimulate the economy, the idea was greeted with doubt and ridicule. Doubters questioned its effectiveness and government officials were un ...

  4. Great click forward

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Tech-heads have high expectations for the next internet revolution, or Web 3.0, writes Miranda Yeung For millions of internet users, surfing the Net can be a big headache. They have to click through page after page of Google search results in a frustrating quest - be it for the screening times of movies or finding the cheapest plane ticket to London - but in the near future, ...

  5. Bad teachers turn English into a test of endurance

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Psychologists say 'we fuse with the words we use'. But local English teachers are clueless. They seldom read a book for enjoyment, watch English programmes, ... bare scaffolding. Philip Yeung is a Hong Kong-based writer. philipkcyeung2@yahoo.com ...

  6. Change we needed, change we didn't want

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung To say that 2008 has been an eventful year is an understatement. Take the Hang Seng Index - still a good measure of the shape of the economy and of people's confidence. On Wednesday, it closed at 14,184 points; on Christmas Eve last year, the index stood at 28,128 points. The state of the public finances has been as volatile as the 'passing clouds' to which ...

  7. Bias makes a mockery of plea for unity

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When, four months ago, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai quit the hot seat she had held since 1997, she offered some gems of wisdom on executive-legislature relations. Mutual respect, sincerity, treating everyone equally and agreeing to disagree were what counted, the outgoing Legislative Council president said. Few would disagree. But these are easier said than done. Less than ...

  8. A year of joy, sorrow - and new conflicts

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Marking the 30th anniversary of China's opening up and reform policy, 2008 will be remembered for a plethora of events loaded with contradictions and thought-provoking ... sustainable development. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...

  9. Chief executive 'has now become too soft and forgiving'

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Setting out Hong Kong's policy agenda for the next five years in his 2007-08 policy address in October last year, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was expressed hope and a sense of vitality as he looked forward to a flying start for his second, and last, term. In his speech titled 'A New Direction for Hong Kong', he laid down a long to-do list, promoted ...

  10. Time to take a stake in The Link Reit?

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In an 11th-hour legal challenge in 2005, public housing tenant Lo Siu-lan temporarily derailed a government plan to privatise shopping centres and parking facilities run ... is set to grow - for better or worse. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...




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