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  1. Can Hu rescue Patten and China?

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... been allowed to run huge current account deficits and fund them through foreign purchases of US debt (rather than take the same nasty economic medicine the IMF prescribed for errant developing ...

  2. Minister keeps silence on legal dispute

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan yesterday declined to comment on a legal dispute concerning the Repulse Bay Shopping Arcade when responding ... with the government lease for the lot was the subject of a court action, which she would not discuss. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, meanwhile, said about 1,000 people had submitted ...

  3. Frivolous bimbos outrage adults

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... to develop healthy attitudes about appearance and nutrition,' Ms Chan says, adding that virtual reality games can help to do that, but that this game did not. The game features a graphic ... of affluent cities down to the level of young children who are already surrounded by materialism. But the game developers insist Miss Bimbo mirrors the real world and merely lets children face ...

  4. Last rites for the Washington Consensus

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo An official consensus has emerged about the Washington Consensus- it's dead. Western aid and institutional loan agencies have long adopted its mantra for developing countries- ... member. The problem is there really has never been a consensus, per se, about what it is, other than being a kind of extreme pragmatism when it comes to a poor country's economic development ...

  5. Generation vex

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Many young people are struggling to adjust to the realities of working life, writes Katie Lau They're in their 20s, recently out of college and should be eagerly striving to make their way in the world. Instead, many young Hongkongers are beset by do ...

  6. Cautious developers bid low for Beijing sites

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Tenders for four residential sites in Beijing yesterday were lower than expected, showing that mainland developers remain cautious about land acquisitions. The capital's ... developments only. The project could provide a total gross floor area of 208,562 sqmetres. Another budget housing site in the district attracted four bidders. But only two were higher than the minimum ...

  7. Vote for panel to probe move to let ex-housing chief work for developer

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developer. The select committee is likely to invite former housing chief Leung Chin-man and Secretary for Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee to testify during its investigation. Legco's House ... criticism as Mr Leung, who retired in January last year, had been implicated in two scandals that raised questions of government favouritism towards top property developers, one of which involved ...

  8. Development's investors sue MTR

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A number of investors in The Arch development in West Kowloon are suing one of the developers for alleged breach of contract. The MTR Corporation was named in at least 13 writs filed in the High Court on Tuesday alleging that the company illegally terminated purchase agreements for flats in the development. The writs claim the agreements are still valid. ...

  9. Repulse Bay rule: keep the developers happy

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Repulse Bay's famous beach. The southern one-third is occupied by an Emperor Group development that was supposed to have been completed in 2003 but remains to be opened - thanks to the Planning Department's failure to impose rules on influential developers. Emperor did not have to pay any penalty for eight years of creating an ugly construction site, impeding direct access ...

  10. Former researcher has the chance to boost scientific development

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of science and technology, met him in Germany in 2000 and voiced the hope that he would return to take charge of a national programme to develop alternative energy vehicles. Dr Wan returned a year ... off,' he said. But with ministerial power, he now has a chance to address and fix some issues holding back the country's scientific and technological development. 'If you take a tour ...




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