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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hard lessons of the Occupy protests

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Philip Bowring

    ... they are not asked to explain- not even by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. So perhaps another result of the "restoration of law and order" on the streets of Admiralty and Mong Kok ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Hong Kong, privilege protects its own

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by Philip Bowring

    ... the law equally, or a political incentive? Either way, sustained refusal to implement laws impartially is a form of corruption. If the trend continues towards the unequal administration ...

  3. Show us your teeth

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... from the world of financial scams. But do not count on the anti-corruption body to keep the higher echelons of society feeling threatened by its existence. Reporting directly to the chief ... project is being watched over by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Then how come it failed to raise objections to the woolly parameters in the bid invitations, let alone ...

  4. Malaysia's malaise

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... to force Umno to clean up its act to remain in power. Large-scale corruption is often viewed as normal, and police and judicial institutions offer limited indication of independence. The difficulty ... Anti-Corruption Commission where he had been interrogated as a witness. To many, the suggestion of suicide was worthy of the authorities in Grozny. It has helped reunite the opposition and caused a senior ...

  5. Separation anxiety

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... decisions to be made in accordance with the party's overriding needs, rather than the specifics of a case (hence the suppression of media reports of corruption in high places). Second, because ... corruption- not least when Ma Ying-jeou was justice minister under former president Lee Teng-hui. In Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra's efforts to get around the clauses in the 1997 constitution ...

  6. What are you waiting for, Beijing?

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... nothing, and that a weak currency creates jobs. However, it is very hard to reconcile their currency policy with the improved income distribution and anti-corruption drives to which they have dedicated themselves. Monetary excess leads directly to asset price bubbles, which create a few instant billionaires, much city government corruption and ends in the masses paying the price ...

  7. China's chance to lead the global economy

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of all institutions. If this were Indonesia or Malaysia, the commentators from Goldman Sachs would be crying about the evils of crony capitalism, the corruption of the system of government, ... or Japan, China or France. They have not been printing IOUs on an unprecedented scale to the save the face of a corrupted financial system. But recent events have caused global damage to capitalism ...

  8. Wealth divide has roots in land policy

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... is a disgrace- untransparent and an invitation to corruption. Housing production is an at all-time low as a result of government policy. This not only sustains high prices in the urban area but is a huge ...

  9. Age of unreason

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... to earn fat salaries by peddling inside influence on behalf of those seeking government contracts and favourable decisions. The Independent Commission Against Corruption, a creature ...

  10. United affronts

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Once upon a time the idea of united front tactics was to use non-communist progressive forces to strengthen the communist-led assault on feudalism, landlordism, organised crime, monopoly capitalism and bureaucratic corruption. Today, it seems that the purpose of a united front, as understood by Beijing and as practised by its acolytes, is to protect a new ...




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