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  1. Tung's last chance to show his leadership skills

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In history, the enemy has always meant the invaders, not the victims. Now, visiting Vice-President Dick Cheney is expected to tell Beijing to support democracy in Hong Kong by listening to 'the ... of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. It has been a constant source of frustration to me to see Hong Kong so poorly managed. Clearly, Mr Tung is kind and gentle, but unfortunately he is not the right ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Expect more riveting action from Anson and Richard show The future of Hong Kong democracy, they said, lay in the word CARL. That is Chan Anson (Fang On-sang) and Richard Li ... books, but together the two powerful Hong Kong figures may bring some hope that the impossible can be made possible in the city. Based on their track records, we can predict Mrs Chan would easily ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Fat cat pay packages bulge with stock option gains Who has the biggest pay package among Hong Kong blue-chip executives? New World Development managing director Henry Cheng ... HK$300,000 as director's fees. The trio's pay packages were Hong Kong's highest since PCCW awarded bulging stock options to its directors in 2000. Former PCCW vice-chairman Francis ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Warm praise for Fanny Law's achievements Although I was approached several times by Hong Kong newspapers to give my views on the recent controversy concerning the Hong Kong Institute of Education, I chose to keep silent. I left Hong Kong in March 2002, after retiring as director of the institute, and thus had no experience of any of the events in dispute. Now that the legal inquiry ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is undoubtedly a part of Hong Kong's collective experience. So the student union's request was justified. The spirit of democracy embraces free speech. Silencing others does not make democracy ... of power', June 22), illustrating the uneven way power is distributed in Hong Kong, is much appreciated. The extent to which a small group of people have lopsided legislative influence is clearly ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Lee's devout Buddhism was raised. Would a philosophy emphasising the transitory nature of the material world rule him out of taking over the here-and-now business of building Hong Kong ... to be released. The only marginally less exciting poll for the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, to be held next Friday, has similarly produced scandal, with one candidate dragged ...

  7. Public Eye

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the government can do. CLP Power has a monopoly to supply electricity to Kowloon and the New Territories. Hongkong Electric's monopoly covers Hong Kong Island and Lamma. The government does not have ... them to impose price rises to achieve that. It is more than just a monopoly. It is perpetual manna from heaven. Who will triumph in the showdown? The little guys or the big boys? In Hong Kong ...

  8. Hong Kong hongs gone

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It used to be said that Hong Kong was ruled by 'hongs' such as Jardines, Wharf and Swire, with grandees from each congregating at the Jockey Club, another great institution ... Hong Kong to Britain, open more ports to trade and legitimise trade in the narcotic. The huge profits gained from opium dealing enabled the group to expand into many other businesses, which ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... by the postman almost daily. A birthday coupon that can still be redeemed come 2012 Hong Kong banks and insurance companies are notorious for spoiling their customers. Whenever they can find excuses, ... this year) shared with us the economics of Cathay Pacific Airways business class, and how it took 31/2 players to stir competition in Hong Kong. That drew immediate response from Cathay Pacific chief ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... an accurate indicator of where the Hang Seng Index will finish that year. To put it another way: it has held true 70 per cent of the time that when Hong Kong stocks rise on the first trading day ... worked at The Standard as well as television and radio outlets around town, is well qualified to handle relations with Hong Kong's wily press pack. The big move from Quarry Bay over ...




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