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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Good design means good living

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Good design means good living Buildings are what make a city. Hong Kong has tens of thousands of them of all shapes and sizes intertwined with snaking flyovers, underpasses, ... design, though, it can also lead to eyesores and worse. A South China Morning Post opinion poll of what makes Hong Kong unattractive has come up with a list of the expensive and utilitarian, ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    The lament of the media tipster: 'NAP' Designs On Rome a Waterloo moment

    Posted May 26th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... game and is short for “Napoleon”, while others contend it simply stands for “not a problem”. Well, there was a problem on Sunday for anyone who backed Designs On Rome. When yours truly labelled Designs On Rome as the best bet for Sha Tin on Sunday it opened the floodgates for a torrent of abuse – and that was before the race. “Thanks scoop, so you think the horse that has won three Group ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dubious windows show flat buyers need better protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Flat buyers need better protection Hong Kong flats are notorious for their small sizes and weird designs- window sills as big as a bed; balconies too narrow to be used; bathrooms barely big enough for a sink. The latest oddity that has come to public attention is removable "fixed windows"- an increasingly common feature used by property developers to get ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taxpayers should not pay more than their fair share for overpriced incinerator

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:20pm by Tom Yam

    ... 15 years. And here's the second problem: such a cost profile does not match the bureau's "design, build, operate" model. In such a model, the vendor pays for the capital costs of designing, building and operating the incinerator, then recovers the costs and makes a profit over a period of time by charging an annual "tipping fee". This is the model used ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    What to expect next season as the curtain falls

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:43pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... to be a strong crop and they’ve continued to deliver throughout the season. The strength of the group is highlighted by five four-year-olds in Hong Kong’s top 20 on ratings: Designs On Rome (129), Able Friend (124), Amber Sky (122), Dibayani (120) and Flagship Shine (118). Able Friend will lead the charge towards the Longines Hong Kong Mile, while Designs On Rome looks our best hope ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Growing anti-Beijing sentiment is shifting focus away from Hong Kong's real problems

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:32pm by HAN ZHU

    ... Kong needs are economic reforms to deal with the marginalisation caused by globalisation and political reforms to design a redistributive process to address social injustice. Han Zhu ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean energy takes stage in China as national interests evolve

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:25pm by David Fullbrook

    ... to assure lenders, maintain construction schedules and manage the risks of storms. Guangdong's Ming Yang Wind Power Group revealed plans last month to test a German-designed 6MW offshore wind ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:09pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... formula specifically designed to appeal to 17-year-old boys: explosions, scantily-clad young women and hokey plots that eventually devolve into robot porn. Such has been the norm for the past ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Central banks ought to rein it in

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:40pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... president-designate Jean-Claude Juncker once said, rightly: "We all know what to do, we just don't know how to get re-elected after we've done it." Jeremiahs are universally disliked, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by STAFF

    ... It's absolutely outrageous. Using pepper spray like ammunition to scatter the crowd British lawyer James Nichol on a drone designed to shower pepper spray on unruly crowds   Do you know where your husband is? One of the questions media fired at the arrested Kwon Yoon-ja, wife of fugitive South Korean businessman Yoo Byung-un, who is linked to a ferry disaster in which ...




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