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  1. Pouring money into a bottomless tar pit

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Ask most people and they'd probably tell you that the world's largest hydrocarbon deposit is the giant Ghawar oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia, which has been pumping out crude at the rate of millions of barrels a day for decades now. They'd be wrong. The biggest known deposit is actually the Athabaska tar sands in the far north of Alberta ...

  2. In a class of its own

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... a documentary-like feature on an eventful, yet ordinary school year in a junior high school in urban Paris. And he tells it like it is. Francois Begaudeau, who plays the teacher, penned ... pupils. Verbal battles kick off in the middle of mundane French lessons. The kids challenge the teacher on everything from grammar and football, to national pride and Anne Frank. And Francois ...

  3. In a class of its own

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... and documentary-like feature on an eventful, yet ordinary school year in a junior high school in urban Paris. And he tells it like it is. Francois Beaudeau, who plays the teacher, penned ... spontaneously. The children challenge the teacher over everything from the point of learning grammar, football rivalries and national pride to Anne Frank. Francois, in return, gives repeated rational ...

  4. Dutchman tipped to pick up Phil baton

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Almost a child prodigy, he became at 23 assistant conductor to Leonard Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic. Before that he was a star oboist with Holland's Concertgebouw Orchestra. ...

  5. Government should subsidise purchase of hybrid buses

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would like to follow up on points raised in Tom Holland's Monitor column with regard to the environment and buses ('Broad economic benefits to HK in running trolley buses', May 18). There is little environmental justification for electric vehicles, for example trolley buses, due to power transmission losses through the grid. In fact, studies show that those ...

  6. Old paradox means China's efficiency target won't help

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Green activists were greatly heartened last week when Premier Wen Jiabao promised that improving the mainland's energy efficiency will be a key plank of Beijing's policy platform over the next five years. To add substance to his promise Wen announced a specific target: by 2015 China will reduce the amount of energy it burns to produce each unit ...

  7. HK's greenhouse gas proposals will be ineffective and expensive

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland As environment ministers from around the world gather in the Mexican resort of Cancun for another round of fruitless bickering over what to do about climate change, Hong Kong's officials are feeling pretty smug. The city's government came out with its own plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions back in September. It is proposing to cut Hong Kong's ...

  8. Why a cap-and-trade deal may increase carbon output

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Yesterday, 56 newspapers from 45 countries on five continents published an identical editorial on their front pages. Papers including Britain's Guardian, France's Le Monde, South Africa's Mail & Guardian and China's Economic Observer all called on world governments to strike an agreement this week in Copenhagen to begin reducing global ...

  9. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The managers of China's enormous US$2.45 trillion pot of foreign-exchange reserves have been buying Japanese government bonds recently- lots of them. According to data from Japan's Ministry of Finance, China bought almost 1.3 trillion yen (HK$116.7 billion) worth of Japanese government bonds over the first five months of the year. To put that amount ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US-Japan rivalry set the stage for China As the author of Trading Places, referenced in Tom Holland's Monitor column ('Warnings for China in a dusty old book on Japan', ... challenge, my script is, in fact, right on target. Indeed, Holland admits as much in his closing paragraphs when he says that the Chinese have concluded that to achieve the economic dominance ...




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