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  1. Better for Gates not to have taken the money than giving it back as charity

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... And finally a suspicion lingers, slowly fading but still there, that the foundation's activities are some sort of penance for [Bill] Gates' world-dominating behaviour at Microsoft Post Magazine, July 25 I remember seeing that behaviour emerge 30 ...

  2. The horse has already bolted - even so, it's not a problem

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Death knell for HK's role as middleman after 60 years SCMP headline August 19 Don't expect me to cry at the funeral. We don't really stand to lose much by the free trade deal that Beijing and Taipei signed last week. Hong Kong's role o ...

  3. Geithner ought to be thankful that China's his biggest supporter

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's announcement that a report to Congress on China's currency policy will be delayed suggests that Washington and Beijing are taking more time to resolve the tough issue, according to analysts. SCMP, April 5 ...

  4. Debt crisis threatens the whole euro zone

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... to the whole of euroland, and indeed the EU, as both German chancellor Angela Merkel and Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the EU council, have acknowledged. Indeed, there is speculation as to who ...

  5. Keeping ageing minds active can be just a van trip away

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam It might look like a typical van with wheelchair access but it is also a crucial lifeline for some of the most needy people in Hong Kong. For 88-year-old Tong Shok-han, the van ... in Tseung Kwan O next year. It has two vans, one for each of its centres, and with the help of funds raised through Operation Santa Claus, the organisation hopes to buy another van for the new ...

  6. Van wars heating up

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Luxury multipurpose vans (MPVs) have a strong following in Hong Kong. They transport executives in comfort and can be easily converted into mobile offices, celebrity retreats or family ... and three years later the Alphard had a facelift. Nissan's latest Elgrand, the E52, has been redesigned to highlight the van's links to the Nissan Z sports car and, as expected in the MPV ...

  7. Handcuffed man leaps from police van

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A man, 20, arrested on Saturday for ketamine possession escaped while still handcuffed from a police vehicle en route to Tuen Mun Police Station, a police spokesman said. He was arrested in a village 200 metres from the junction of Pui To Road a ...

  8. Work order for climbing on police van

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng League of Social Democrats member Lau San-ching, 57, who climbed on top of a police van during a National Day march on October 1 last year, was ordered yesterday to perform 120 hours of community service after being convicted in Eastern Court of behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place. Magistrate Anthony Yuen Wai-ming said he understood it was the right ...

  9. Michael Van Der Ham

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela Who started it? Designer Michael Van Der Ham was born in the Netherlands and studied at a small independent fashion school. At 21, he moved to London, where he did several ... in Chicago. Why we love it: Van Der Ham's dresses are tongue-in-cheek and fashion forward. Every dress incorporates a number of fabrics and materials, to create a mismatched yet bold look. All ...

  10. A bumpy ride- Jake van der Kamp

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let's shed a tear, but one tear only, for the inhabitants of Tsoi Yuen village, who do not want to abandon their homes to make way for a new cross-border railway. ... a mistake. Jake van der Kamp is a former Post columnist ...




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