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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Slow CPPCC banquets don't fill me up, says Eric Tsang

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:39pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Stephen Chow Sing-chi is not the only Hong Kong funny man to get involved in national politics lately. Well-known fellow actor and showbiz veteran Eric Tsang Chi-wai, a member of Guangzhou Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... borrow up to 10 times his salary from one of the major local banks, although he does not, in fact, need the loan to pay his taxes. “For me, this means ‘free money’, so why not?” he said. Wang ... As a property buyer, I make my down payment in cash. No one asks me where the money comes from, and I don’t think anyone should ask.” Wang said the availability of low-interest personal loans in Hong ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:54pm by George Chen

    ... convinced me that any story should be more focused on adults, reflecting a trend in recent years spurred by the development of smartphone devices and tablets such as Apple's iPhone and iPad. He is absolutely right. It occurs to me that I do see more people about my age playing with smartphone-controlled toy helicopters or racing cars at weekends. I've even been tempted to buy ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... Or perhaps, as I hear more and more from friends around me, is Hong Kong just destined to see its fortunes wane? George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Fluency in Chinglish doesn't count as World City yardstick

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by George Chen

    ... centre Fluency in Chinglish doesn't count as World City yardstick Before I start to tell you two stories, let me ask you a question: In general, do you feel English-language skills of Hong ... primary school teacher told me the difference between these example sentences- such as "the package is opened" and "the shop is open" in the case of the usage of the word open ...

  6. Election's not for me, Fan says

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... People's Congress, denied repeatedly that the central government had put pressure on her not to join the race. 'This is purely a personal decision. Beijing has never dissuaded me,' she ...

  7. Bad polls a whip to spur me on: Tang

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... percentage points behind another potential candidate, Leung Chun-ying, if they were in a head-to-head competition, according to the poll. 'Public opinion is an indication for me,' Tang said after visiting a secondary school in Kowloon Tong. 'Increasing popularity is an encouragement, while a decreasing rating is a whip that will remind me to further perfect what I have been ...

  8. Letters

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Samuel Chan, Sha Tin Children will become despicable adults I entirely agree with Nina Cheung ('Parents send wrong message on trains', May 16). Many parents appear to be oblivious to the need to educate their children to become polite and decent members of society. Instead children are being taught the 'me first' mentality. They are encouraged to rush onto the MTR ...

  9. Lee shrugs off 'traitor' tag as price to be paid

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and human rights improvements in the mainland, saying criticism was a price he was prepared to pay. 'I have no idea why they call me a traitor,' Mr Lee said. 'I believe people in Hong ... in the Hong Kong edition of the state-run China Daily called Mr Lee's remarks a 'despicable act' which served as a footnote to President Hu Jintao's earlier warning of external ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No matter the trials of living in Hong Kong, dream big and do it

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by George Chen

    ... on the financial industry; and real estate of course, since land prices in any global financial centre won’t be cheap.  Let me tell you a story about two young entrepreneurs whom I will call H and E. I met H and E last year. They e-mailed me and said they liked my columns and wanted my advice on a project they were planning to launch at that time. We went out for coffee and they told me they were doing ...




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