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  1. A steep learning curve

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... are crippled by ossified thinking, outdated safety systems, a lack of crisis management and public supervision. A more transparent system could help minimise social, economic and environmental damage. ... the potential to become a hotbed of friction between workers and management, and even with government authorities. If handled badly, they could breed social conflict and unrest, raising serious ...

  2. Grumblers in the wings

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... investors. The warning by New World Development managing director Henry Cheng Kar-shun was reminiscent of fears expressed by leading businesspeople over the past few years. Mr Cheng said government ... development, opposition has come from sectors including businesspeople, environmentalists and political parties. As for the southeast Kowloon development, a set of complex planning and environmental ...

  3. Gridlock in the system

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in communications or a blackout on matters like traffic flows makes no sense. With a first-class mass-transport system and a pool of expertise in traffic management, it is beyond belief that the collapse ... to the apparent failure of the government to have in place an efficient, effective crisis-management system. One can only expect any government to become more accountable as civic awareness grows. In Hong ...

  4. Anxious times for Golden Goose Inc and its staff

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and entrepreneurial spirit of the inhabitants, the borrowed place has become a ringing success. Both by design and by default, Golden Goose Inc, as it is called, has developed its own unique systems ... with the foreign power on the handover of management. While keeping the power to appoint the chief executive officer of Golden Goose, the proprietor promises not to tinker with its operations in an effort ...

  5. Officials need to be a cut above the rest

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... with the equally arduous challenge of managing the public mood. With warnings from top government and monetary officials that the economic crisis will get worse before it gets better, the fear factor has ...

  6. Business leaders told the ball's in their court

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung With few exceptions, Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan has conveyed the same message to business groups since taking office. Speaking at a dinner hosted by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association on Thursday, Mr Hui urged business leaders to participate more in politics, environmental protection and labour relations. 'In the past, Hong Kong businessmen have been ...

  7. A valid reason for apathy

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... it is instrumental in building a political coalition conducive to effective governance. From the KCRC management chaos to the tussles with legislators over the RTHK issue and the Grand Promenade saga, Mr ...

  8. Of fire breathers and fire beaters

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... government officials for 'merely putting out fires while ignoring their job of supervision and management'. On Friday, newspapers reported that an opinion poll had found public discontent ... they said Ms Tai had gone beyond her brief and that she should be focusing on maladministration, not the ministerial system. But, broadly speaking, she was merely giving her perspective as watchdog, ...

  9. Jailing activist shows contempt for rights

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... reminder that the mainland is far from becoming open, free and tolerant. Hu, 35, was found to have incited others to 'subvert the state's political power and socialist system ... large-scale horror ahead of Communist Party of China's National Congress' and 'One country doesn't need two systems'. Li Fangping , Hu's lawyer, said outside court: ...

  10. It doesn't take a crisis to test competence

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... came as a top-level team, led by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, was trying to find ways to improve the tree-management system to help rebuild confidence in the administration after ... and learning from the bitter lessons of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2003, the government took no chances in managing the risk. Despite some negative publicity about the quarantine ...




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