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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... to construct a historical account of the early days of one country, two systems. It is therefore hardly surprising that since the Hong Kong-Macau bridge assessment, public confidence and trust ... by the Airport Authority's own consultant, Ove Arup, which admitted that the runway would struggle to meet Hong Kong's latest air quality standards, which are a legal requirement. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong tops wealth concentration table

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn It is interesting but not wholly surprising to see that Hong Kong has topped another index which it may not be so proud of. It leads the rankings of an analysis which shows the wealth of the uber-rich as a proportion of an economy's gross domestic product. According to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report, the net worth of Hong Kong's billionaires in 2013 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1522242/hong-kong-tops-wealth-concentration-table
  3. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's political future looks bleak

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:05am by Howard Winn

    ... that leave us? It means that from now on, constitutional reform is going to be even more of a dominant factor in Hong Kong politics than it has been already. Positions are hardening on both sides, ... vote" for candidates that have not been pre-screened is not the universal suffrage the people of Hong Kong feel they had been promised. You cannot be half-pregnant. Giving everyone the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1545158/hong-kongs-political-future-looks-bleak
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    More pragmatism needed over Hong Kong's land policy

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... to fall as well. Hong Kong wins accolades for being a free economy, but how is it that the Lands Department gets to decide what land prices should be? There is a simple message here. If you force ... cent discount on lease modification premiums because it wanted to encourage development. There is a need for more pragmatic thinking.   An unwilling winner Hong Kong frequently comes top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1451158/more-pragmatism-needed-over-hong-kongs-land-policy
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... happening. A favourite mantra that slips so easily off the tongues of government officials is that one of the features that makes Hong Kong a special place for doing business is its adherence to the rule of law. This is an important issue for Hong Kong as the rule of law is touted as one of its competitive advantages over the mainland. It would be a shame if Hong Kong's rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The economist who wants to be paid to be wrong

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

    ... Simon Ogus, and Jim Walker, all of whom are based in Hong Kong. The latest investment banking economist to go solo is Andrew Freris, who from 2000 to earlier this year was with BNP Paribas. He ... and haven't changed much since the time when they served four- and five-storey buildings. Designing Hong Kong has been resisting this trend and has had an encouraging response to its "Missing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1562207/economist-who-wants-be-paid-be-wrong
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Where does the truth lie in McDonald's 'lack of clarity'?

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... it wasn't using meat from the Shanghai firm in its Hong Kong outlets, and then in an as yet unexplained U-turn it said it was. Normally corporate press conferences are adorned ... McDonald's logo was nowhere to be seen. All the attendant executives, aside from Hong Kong managing director Randy Lai Wai-sze, were anonymous without the usual identifying cards. Interestingly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561430/where-does-truth-lie-mcdonalds-lack-clarity
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The green green grass of Hong Kong … or lack of it

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn One of the striking aspects of Hong Kong is the absence of grassy areas in the urban areas where people can walk around, sit, lie down, or where children can play. So many ... accessible to the public in Hong Kong was drastically reduced, there was some disappointment. We are referring to the lawn at the back of the Hollywood Hotel at Hong Kong Disneyland, which has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1521431/green-green-grass-hong-kong-or-lack-it
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong government can't be bothered to support start-ups

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:34am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn There has been a good deal of talk recently as to whether Hong Kong has the wherewithal to become a start-up hub. For many, it's a conundrum as to why one of the richest and most entrepreneurial cities in the world shouldn't be better at this. There are those, like our colleague Jake van der Kamp, who would say this is because it is not Hong Kong's forte. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1520138/hong-kong-government-cant-be-bothered-support-start-ups
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... in yesterday's South China Morning Post. Lai See, along with others, has long argued that there are better, cheaper and more appropriate technologies for dealing with Hong Kong's municipal solid ... proposed for Hong Kong. The EPD's plans were first formulated around 2002, before being approved by the Advisory Council on the Environment in 2005. Municipal authorities around the world have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong

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