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  1. 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
  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

    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
  4. 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
  5. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's political future looks bleak

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:05am by Howard Winn

    ... that leave us? It means that from now on, constitutional reform is going to be even more of a dominant factor in Hong Kong politics than it has been already. Positions are hardening on both sides, ... vote" for candidates that have not been pre-screened is not the universal suffrage the people of Hong Kong feel they had been promised. You cannot be half-pregnant. Giving everyone the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1545158/hong-kongs-political-future-looks-bleak
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mui Wo parking out of control

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... it will take to get the police to enforce the traffic regulations.   Duck is welcome but fantasies still waddle on to yearbook pages We are pleased to see that the government's yearbook Hong Kong ... picture section entitled "Beneath Hong Kong", showing rare photographs of among other things, the underground sewage treatment works in Stanley constructed in a cavern. Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557365/mui-wo-parking-out-control
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... companies such as Alibaba rumbles on in the pages of the magazine Institutional Investor. At issue is HKEx's one share, one vote rule, which scuppered Alibaba's chance of a Hong Kong ... location being "only moments away from Frank Gehry's iconic Opus Hong Kong residence and the King Yin Lei Chinese mansion." The flat is being sold furnished and comes with high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555016/property-agents-will-be-watching-one-closely
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    No alarm at fire in The Centrium

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:29am by Howard Winn

    ... of these local grandees. We think this view is rather far-fetched since this would be a most unusual development as nothing like this ever occurs in Hong Kong, particularly in the New Territories. ... station. Gromit Unleashed Hong Kong is a charity event which follows the huge success of the event held in Bristol, England last year which raised £3.8 million (HK$50.2 million) for Bristol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1558518/no-alarm-fire-centrium
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Wu pays the price of professional misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:59am by Howard Winn

    ... of the Securities and Futures Commission he might have felt more pain. Wu's professional misconduct relates to the collapse of the New China Hong Kong Group (NCHK) in 1999, owing creditors some HK$1.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557780/anthony-wu-pays-price-professional-misconduct
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's the point of yet another report on biodiesel?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:08am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Interesting to see that the Hong Kong government is to commission a study into the costs and benefits of using biodiesel fuel with a view to blending it with fossil diesel. Why the government is embarking on this study is not wholly clear since the Environmental Protection Department commissioned the University of Hong Kong to carry out a feasibility study for using biodiesel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557108/whats-point-yet-another-report-biodiesel

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