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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong? Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Elvis Au has a letter in today's South China Morning Post ... time ago and new technologies are now available. How confident can we be that we are getting the best waste management solution for Hong Kong? The project has so far been blocked by the Finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong
  2. 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 ... there have been numerous papers written on incinerators and their impact on public health. There is still significant concern over this issue. In Europe, where there are hundreds of incinerators, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... project. The Hong Kong government was directed to build it by the central government, but who determined the completion deadline- the government or the railway? How should minority shareholders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555904/mtr-saga-highlights-governance-and-accountability-issues
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's Christmas again with David Webb's Arts Optical tip

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... It related to the stunning performance of the Hong Kong-listed eyeglass company Arts Optical, which rose 60 per cent on Tuesday, but alas it was a story that Lai See missed. The stock soared ... using the 2002 price of HK$1.87. He says Shenzhen is beginning to go through a similar experience to that of Hong Kong in the 1980s when it became too costly to make garments and factories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577980/its-christmas-again-david-webbs-arts-optical-tip
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... in their battles with the licensing and appeals boards. "Hong Kong could benefit from greater predictability in the liquor incensing system and that would make investment in Hong Kong more attractive ... appellant body, the Municipal Services Appeals Board. So it was with some interest we see Mr Justice Kevin Zervos calling for the reform of the process by which liquor licences are issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1576322/judge-zervos-calls-reform-liquor-licensing-process
  6. 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
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sino Iron fiasco has Clive Palmer changing his attitude to China

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... with the dignity they deserve". However, his view has evidently soured. This is almost entirely to do with Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific's Sino Iron project in Western Australia. In 2006, Palmer ... of the port. Citic says these funds have been used to fund Palmer's election campaign and some of his other mining assets that have been losing money. Palmer denies this but the issue is now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1579552/sino-iron-fiasco-has-clive-palmer-changing-his-attitude-china
  8. 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
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Efforts to airbrush out Zhou Yongkang struggle at lift-off

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... for talent hiring and other matters related to employees.   'Shapies' coming to Hong Kong One of the dispiriting aspects of new technology is the trivial functions to which it is applied. So many of the applications for smartphones are mindless, the internet is laden with porn, and now we have the "shapie"- a 3D selfie. Coming to Hong Kong next week is the Artec ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1578717/efforts-airbrush-out-zhou-yongkang-struggle-lift
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    An unwelcome reminder of why 'the law is an ass'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:31am by Howard Winn

    ... on a technicality because they were not set up as non profit-organisations". However, the bidder mentioned, a consortium which included Asia Arts Archive, Para Site, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Ink Society and the School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong are in fact all set up as non-profit organisations, and with the exception of the latter have charitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577220/arts-affairs

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