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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How containers made the world smaller and its economy bigger

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:00am by Howard Winn

    ... cases was their first job, but they were given a lot of responsibility, particularly as the expatriates couldn't speak Cantonese," Goldstein said. The new container service ...

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    Hopewell serves up more planning games

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:04am by Howard Winn

    ... its application at a time when people are likely to be away or distracted by other matters. In this case, it is January 2 next year. Objections need to be lodged by December 12.   'Over ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Deputy magistrates unhappy with appointment process

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 06:27am by Howard Winn

    ... confidence in the appointments system and believe "friendships" were more significant than merit. We're assured this is not simply a case of sour grapes but a grievance of some ... for promotion that are sent to the chief justice for approval. We were referred to a judiciary information spokesman who said "the judiciary will not comment on individual cases". In addition ...

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    Government urged to keep umbrella movement records

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by Howard Winn

    ... these assurances, the Ombudsman drew attention to the "constant and enormous backlogs" in the Government Records Service and the obvious shortage of staff. The report noted 11 cases, including ...

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    Could Singapore be one of the 'external forces'?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Howard Winn

    ... and people can go about their business without the stress and unruliness found in Hong Kong. Or could it be the Singapore authorities are learning from Hong Kong just in case Singaporeans decide, once Lee Kuan Yew is gone, that they are not entirely happy with their political arrangements?   A hopeless case We have news for those wondering what has become of Hopewell Holdings' ...

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    Will CY Leung give keynote speech at the London Dinner next week?

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... may have been clobbered by a policeman with a truncheon that won't count as a valid objection in the case.   Balancing happiness It appears that Hong Kongers still haven't got ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    External forces have helped to fashion modern China

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn So it is now official. External forces are fomenting discontent in Hong Kong, according to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. The central government has long maintained that this is the case. But it has yet to share its evidence with us. We have "to take it on trust". It is natural Beijing should be sensitive about foreign funds and influence. Indeed, a little ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The price of allowing triads to harass umbrella movement

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Howard Winn

    ... assume that the park and ride discount is automatically applied. However, a reader has alerted us to the fact that this is not necessarily the case. In some cases it is necessary to present the Octopus card at a customer service desk to get the discount. This is the case, for example, at Hang Hau, but not at Choi Hung. While this advice is available on the MTR website, ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... in Naples, said the plasma arc technology has been tried and tested over 10 years. Despite the "years of review" by the department, we do not feel that Au has made a convincing case ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Plan for Stanley car park is unpopular shock

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Howard Winn

    ... and the Hong Kong centre was one of the busiest in Asia, handling hundreds of cases every year.   Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? E-mail them to  howard.winn@scmp.com   ...




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