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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Be thankful for the city's fuss-free tax system

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... They say there is nothing certain except death and taxes. I somehow got the feeling that if the European Commission were in charge of death, everyone would have to live forever because it would ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Building project cost overruns are not unusual

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHACK FAN

    ... design for these facilities as such, let alone accurate cost estimates for constructing them. The only exceptions are the Xiqu Centre and the M+ Museum, the architectural design teams for which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Sad days for the graft-buster in many more ways than one

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... except for its source: it must have come from within the ICAC, so the solidarity is broken. And how is all this going to look to the new administration in Beijing with its emphasis on fighting ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    For HK to run like clockwork, good timing is key

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... so-called free-market practices allowed pharmacies to hoard stocks and inflate prices at the expense of everyone except, of course, themselves. We are dealing with a huge demand from the mainland. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Bad TV does not really save us from boredom

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by PERRY LAM

    ... bad television drama serial, except that it's overloaded with stereotypes of mainland visitors who are now blamed for all sorts of problems in the city, from the shortage of infant ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    No need to fret about a land lease 'cliff' in 2047

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... It's not the same in 2047. While it is correct that the leases for land sold after 1985 will run out when the time comes, land sold since 1997 has been subject (with one exception, which ... by the words "and thereafter the mainland systems will apply". So there is only one certainty about 2047: I will celebrate my 99th birthday. Back to the one exception to the 50-year rule. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Underground may be the way to go in solving Hong Kong's housing woes

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... and relatively impermeable to groundwater flow, except for the occasional fracture or fault zone. These caverns generally require minimal artificial support (such as rock bolts and concrete linings) ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Quiet or busy, a dilemma for museums

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by OSCAR HO

    ... age, our senses are overloaded and our ability to concentrate is diminishing. There is little room for a focused sensual experience except at a space specially set up for the purpose. ...



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