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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial District council rules outdated The way a district council goes about its daily business does not usually excite the media or public. But not so 10 days ago, when police were called in to throw out a member accused of disrupting a Central and Western District Council working group meeting. Trivial as it may sound, the incident is more than political farce. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon Cultural District will enrich lives of generations to come

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:38pm by LAURENCE SCOFIELD

    ... asked. One of Hong Kong's most respected business news columnists, Jake van der Kamp, just the other day branded it a "wastrel project" and urged Hong Kong to "chop it all". Is this right? Is it really the wasteful, good-for-nothing effort this name implies? If you believe that the arts will add only limited value to Hong Kong's future, then it certainly ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Creating oasis amidst hustle and bustle of Kowloon district

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... been one of the top priorities in the cultural district's current work plan. A global design team led by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (Hong Kong) Ltd, with the international award-winning design consultants West 8 (Netherlands) and ACLA (Hong Kong), was appointed in February. It has been working closely with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority since ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing to Hong Kong: you can vote, but we select the candidates

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:01am by George Chen

    ... desires The Occupy Central movement, which threatens to block the business district, could pose a lose-lose situation for both Beijing and Hong Kong. The strength of Occupy Central shouldn’t ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Seventeen years after taking control of Hong Kong, pledging universal suffrage for the territory, Beijing has made one-person one-vote meaningless ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to revamp Hong Kong's neglected district councils

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo says no political reform can be complete without looking into Hong Kong's neglected district councils, so representatives can truly serve as government advisers ... politicians climb the ladder from the districts to the upper levels of Hong Kong politics. Still, this all ignores the issue of how to rejuvenate the work of district councils, whose operation appears ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... for Hong Kong is about people being able to vote for those who govern them. Simple enough: it's been tried and tested in countless elections. Yet the nature of our discussion is bad tempered, ... from the push for Scottish independence. Pan-democrats aren't seeking an independent Hong Kong; they want free and fair elections. But Beijing and the democracy movement should nonetheless ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... Evan Fowler Evan Fowler says organisation of its petition and rally shows it seeks neither to engage nor educate Forget common purpose, anti-Occupy movement wants Hong Kong to take sides I recently caught up with an old friend who has spent the past four years in Shanghai. He and his family have relocated back to Hong Kong for work. "Hong Kong is not the same city we left," ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... you the deflator index for private construction costs in Hong Kong. It is taken from the gross domestic product figures and based on a value of 100 for September 2003, the approximate ... restrained. Portland cement is portland cement around the world. It is thus my belief that the cartel operations so prevalent in Hong Kong construction extend to rigging of materials prices ...

  9. Comment - MY TAKE

    Beijing's problem in Hong Kong is not foreign interference but Western ideas

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... by Beijing's incessant complaints about foreign interference in Hong Kong. It's not Western agents Beijing needs to worry about, but Western ideas, ideals and narratives. And these, once they have ... and Washington have essentially thrown in the towel by acknowledging Hong Kong's democratic development is China's internal affair. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly said ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - Culture Club

    Time to take museums seriously in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:25pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... of these private museums, and the arrival of the West Kowloon Cultural District, is this the time for Hong Kong to reevaluate the need to draft our own museum law? One that would not only clearly define ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Hong Kong is a city of endless possibilities. There are countless restaurants and bars serving a great variety of cuisines, and you can buy anything ...




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