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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Trust me- I'm an expert, but even experts can get it wrong

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Lai See has come under a certain amount of criticism from recent reader comments for our views on subjects such as the appropriateness of the government's proposals for an incinerator, and topics such as global warming. These are technica ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Adopted daughter left stateless thanks to inefficient bureaucrats

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... Her vulnerable status was forcefully brought home to me when earlier this month she was refused a visitor visa to Canada on the grounds that she would overstay. I and those who know me were ... written is negligible- a failing for which I take full responsibility. It was with this in mind that I placed her in a local primary school, although this came at a great cost to me. One small ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Taking advantage of a family's grief is despicable Police Sergeant Peter Thiessen on scammers' attempts to exploit the suicide of bullied Canadian teenager Amanda Todd   Feel free to ask me any question. We are very transparent now Editor Than Myint Tun welcomes foreign reporters to The New Light of Myanmar, the junta's once-notorious English-language ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Beijing should not interfere in Hong Kong's internal affairs

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:10am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing should not interfere in Hong Kong's internal affairs Bernard Lee's letter (" Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy ", July 20) has reminded me of the policy address delivered by then governor Chris Patten in the Legislative Council in 1996. He said, "My anxiety is this: not that this community's autonomy ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 31, 2014

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... to eradicate colonial injustices, and have numerous certificates and diplomas, but best of all, I constantly meet people in the streets who thank me for helping them to obtain housing, legal ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Business community must play active role in democratic development

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:51pm by THOMAS YASUDA

    ... the Pattens, except by indirection in relating this brief but, to me, politically remarkable exchange, that they were correct in lifting the political consciousness of the people of Hong Kong, perhaps even against the advice of Whitehall's own mandarins. With the benefit of hindsight, allow me to state clearly: I and my politically ambiguous business colleagues throughout Hong Kong were ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    You people from X are all so Y: The challenge of localising Chinese comedy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:01pm by Jesse Appell

    ... marketing consultant services, but it seemed to me that advertising food as not polluted is like an airline advertising that their planes fly—more questions are raised than assuaged. In tiny ... difference, and this only scratches the surface of the localisation of comedic bits that takes place in China. But really, part of the fun of changing my bits while travelling is that it reminds me ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 08:41am by Ian Young

    ... visitors’ fascination with the 1,000kg dray animals which are the true stars of the show. “Their reaction [to the horses] reminds me, perhaps, that I take these things for granted,” said O’Neil. “A ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The economist who wants to be paid to be wrong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... and there are compliance issues. Unusually he says: "I want people to pay me to be wrong not right." He says that anybody can be right all the time but at the cost of being banal. Freris promises ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Huawei's loss, Smartisan's headaches

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:17am by Doug Young

    ... in me also senses a slight degree of gloating from these executives at the struggles of a new challenger. Meantime, the tone was much more somber at Huawei, where current and former executives ...




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