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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Trying to fake 'one country, two systems' won't work

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:50am by Howard Winn

    ... To ensure this happens, Beijing needs to maintain tight control of the election system to ensure its trusted choice is "elected". But this hardline approach to Hong Kong makes life ... country, two systems". This was a point made by Joseph Wong Wing-ping on RTHK's Backchat programme yesterday. Wong was a career civil servant under the colonial administration and served ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    CY says the poor can't vote as we need to protect the rich

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by Howard Winn

    ... dominate Hong Kong." While he didn't actually say that, it amounted to the same. The Financial Times said that Leung warned of the dangers of populism and insisted the electoral system ... a say in how Hong Kong is run lest we end up with a system that doesn't protect the tycoons. CY has either wittingly or unwittingly indicated what this demonstration is all about. People ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The price of allowing triads to harass umbrella movement

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

    ... country, two systems". But one area in which it appears to be working smoothly is in the exploitation of the driving licence application system by visitors from the mainland. The Transport ... at mainland Chinese, drawing attention to a loophole in Hong Kong's licence application system. Mainland Chinese with a valid licence and a Hong Kong correspondence address can go ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Occupy has shown us a car-free Central

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Howard Winn

    ... of Pacific Sun Advisors, is to resume his sparring with the Securities and Futures Commission in court after he was granted leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal last week. The case relates ... arguing that the advertisements fell within an exemption that applied to sales limited to professional investors. But the SFC successfully appealed the acquittal in the Court of First Instance ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Can climate science predict the future with confidence?

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:26am by Howard Winn

    ... to be comparable to the intrinsic, natural variability of the climate system itself". For Koonin, the crucial scientific question for policy is how the climate will change during the next century ... dioxide are expected to shift its natural greenhouse effect by only 1 to 2 per cent. "Since the climate system is highly variable on its own, that smallness sets a very high bar ...

  6. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Planning board should reject Hopewell's Wan Chai project

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Howard Winn

    ... Planning Board and the public by describing the application as merely "minor refinement and enhancement" to the already approved hotel project. Retired High Court judge William Waung, who ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... "When one stands back and looks at the system in place, it is understandable why it has been criticised by both applicants and objectors alike," the judge said in a recent judgment in which he granted a judicial review to Philippe Orrico and Nomad Restaurant Management against a decision by the appeals board. Since becoming a High Court judge in September last year, Zervos has ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Structural change in United States will impact on China

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Howard Winn

    ... imports rise and dollars flow out of the US to pay for it all. Indeed from the 1990s the prospect of ever-widening US current account deficits was the basis for the international monetary system ... deficits then this raises a question over the suitability of the global monetary system. As interest rates begin to rise as QE comes to an end, this will restrict the ability of many emerging ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    CLSA's Chris Woods assesses death and markets

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Howard Winn

    ... rates and have banking systems engaged in the China carry trade." Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? E-mail them to  howard.winn@scmp.com ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police reluctant to enforce the law on Justice Drive

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Howard Winn

    ... prompted the policeman to ask our reader if he was prepared to testify in court, that this was untrue. Since he answered "yes" the policeman then, unbelievably, urged him not to pursue ...




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