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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm

    ... becomes more pervasive. Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair) knew a thing or two about authoritarianism: his first wife worked for the Censorship Department of the Ministry of War and he lived ... to the nonviolent civil disobedience movement instigated by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi … In the words of Albert Einstein, Gandhi “invented a completely new and humane means for the liberation war ...

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    Then & now: flights, camera, action

    Posted May 17th 2014, 11:06pm by Jason Wordie

    ... those in other parts of the city, with multiple attachments. A worst-case civil-emergency situation, regularly practised for by joint military/ civilian response teams, involved a fully laden ... the runway and ended in the harbour, as well as a variety of near-miss incidents, were more commonplace than the local aviation sector (even today) would be prepared to admit. All that- like much ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: off the record

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:45pm by Jason Wordie

    ... ombudsman Alan Lai Nin shed some light on the extent to which Hong Kong's archives are inadequate. According to an investigation initiated by Lai, not only are government departments failing ... Hong Kong. Properly maintained, broad-based, publicly accessible archives offer a key protection for civil society against top-level venality. Accurately kept paper trails can conclusively link ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: protected airspace

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:59pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hong Kong has a history of minimising competition forits aviation flag carriers, despite its free-market reputation, writes Jason Wordie Castles in the air Any new evidence ... in recent years. The aviation sector is no exception; recent junkets for individuals with influence over landing rights and conflict-of-interest allegations regarding the proposed third runway ...

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    Then & now: Plane speaking

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... territories such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and mostly without fuss. The old Bank of China Building is the most obvious local example. Construction on it started in 1947, just as the civil war ... regarding Communist intentions for Hong Kong but they were right about the building. Chinese government-owned department stores were also handed across. The old China Emporium in Central was opened ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: skies were the limit

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Post-war Hong Kong was a magnet for aviation entrepreneurs with a big appetite for risk, writes Jason Wordie Skies were the limit After 1945, the post-war world dissolved ... the Crimean war and the American civil war, and expanded enormously during the first world war. And so it was with air transport and radio communications technology during and after the second world ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: in plain sight

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... boat that left Aberdeen on Christmas night, 1941, carrying various key individuals, including a Chinese admiral, the director of civil aviation and others who, given all they knew, could ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Mike Smith

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Gun]. A lot of my stories are set around Wan Chai, where I was based for two years in the CID [Criminal Investigation Department]. It was in the old days, when prisoners got beaten up ... a clean slate for all police and other civil servants. He had no choice. There had been contingency plans to bring in the army, which could have been the end of Hong Kong. Every week, everyone got ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: scrutiny of the bounty

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by ADAM

    ... to Sean Eav, her female partner of seven years. Same-sex marriages may not yet be legal in Hong Kong, but most people would assume that the civil union the couple entered into in France meant Gigi ... example in the marriage department. Assuming that the 77-year-old started his exploits at the age of 18, that works out at about 170 ladies annually for the past 59 years. And to think poor Gigi ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: cruise control

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 11:33pm

    ... – will see fleets of enormous gin palaces arriving at and departing from the new terminal. Gambling, of course, is a major attraction, particularly for Chinese passengers. The cruise ships ... expatriate civil servants.   ...



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