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  1. Full Circle

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen MOCA China Until August 6 Eric Haze's artistic career has come full circle. The 46-year-old painter started out as a gallery artist before becoming a pioneer graffiti ... letters. It's based on the number 8 or the infinity sign - the perfect double circle. [In this work] the letter E is one half of the S and the 3 is the other half,' says Haze. 'I ...

  2. Watch this space

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk Public space has been an issue of concern since the beginning of the year, when some civic groups and individuals challenged property developers for privatising public land. Their actions subsequently revealed widespread abuse by developers, a situation known to the government but long covered up. The policy of providing incentives for developers ...

  3. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Five things we're all wondering about 1 Taxi fares rise 8.5 per cent, but long hauls to be cheaper ... ... members. 3 Health concerns over proposed development near Mai Po Nature Reserve ... it seems the plan by developer Cheung Kong (Holdings) is making local environmentalists sick. 4 Stephen Chow ...

  4. Structural problem

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... their new-found patriotism, whereas the pro-China camp has been suggesting that nationality has nothing to do with political allegiance. The attempts to bend the rules in the Basic Law to oppose the new ... systems' regime will be eroded. While many attacks on the new appointees have been unreasonable, and could have negative implications for Hong Kong's political development, it is nevertheless ...

  5. Broadcasting trouble

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... are outdated. Policymakers should find the best way to promote the development of the broadcasting industry, so the audience will gain the maximum benefits in terms of programme quality and choice. ... services to choose from, and create a more competitive environment. Further down the road, Hong Kong should promote the use of digital technologies in both TV and radio broadcasting. ...

  6. CIRC to let small insurers buy infrastructure debt

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen in Beijing The mainland's insurance watchdog told a meeting in Ningxia late last week that most small and medium-sized insurers would be allowed to invest in infrastructure projects by buying up debts, according to an industry source. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said it would allow qualified insurers to engage in infrastructure debt financing, the source ...

  7. Clipping our wings

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... development. But we have already adopted an open-sky policy and Cathay has given up its role as runway slot co-ordinator. Like every other player, Cathay suffers from the lack of capacity on Chek Lap ... China. But, after mainland authorities said this was not the case, no one mentioned it again. The crux of the air-traffic capacity issue actually lies squarely with our mismanagement of the Civil ...

  8. Race to develop transgenic rice will cost China dearly, warns Greenpeace report

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Mainland scientists may be well- intentioned in their efforts to develop new pest-resistant species of transgenic rice, but some of the key technology is already patented ... that as China is a developing country, it would be unrealistic for it to own every patent before it could test a new product in a laboratory. 'Transgenic rice is still at the research ...

  9. Infrastructure drive helps growth rate reach new high- but at a price

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the region's many ethnic groups. Xinjiang has benefited from a government drive to develop lagging western regions by building infrastructure. The region's investment in fixed assets, a key ... Bill Savadove Xinjiang's economy grew more than 12 per cent last year, the fastest rate in the past five years, helped by investment in infrastructure and property. Per capita gross ...

  10. A billion seen living in cities by 2030

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China's urbanisation will continue on an unprecedented scale and pace, to the point where 1 billion people will be living in mainland cities by 2030, according ... loss rates, more efficient mass transit and more effective pollution control. Policymakers could steer China in that direction by offering favourable land policies, infrastructure investment ...




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