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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Time to drop 'Independent' from ICAC's title

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... The "I" in ICAC, less we forget, stands for "independent". The Independent Commission Against Corruption for decades has been the bedrock which has kept Hong Kong's institutions, and particularly its civil service, relatively free from corruption. So if the government wants to maintain the perception that it values a truly independent ICAC, then it should have set up a body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1229598/time-drop-independent-icacs-title
  2. 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
  3. 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

    ... And while we're on politically sensitive issues, let's not forget the matter of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. He was referred to the Independent Commission Against ... billion in loans. The case was initially investigated by the Securities and Futures Commission. It completed its inquiry in 2010 and handed the case to the Department of Justice, where it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  4. 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

    ... of the Environmental Bureau was held by a career bureaucrat. When Law retired, the government swiftly put a stop to independent thought being applied to environmental impact assessments and the permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

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

    ... one vote rule will ever get through the Securities and Futures Commission unless there is an unlikely change to the judicial system allowing class action suites.   Have you got any stories ...

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

    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Howard Winn

    ... or engage in destructive practices to stifle competition, they are in most cases overstaffed, inefficient, and corrupt. As a result their returns are poor on the whole." He said that in many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549968/entertaining-insights-chinas-state-capitalism
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKICPA's disciplinary arrangements are a joke

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am by Howard Winn

    ... you could say he was well-connected. Some people say this is why the institute's disciplinary proceedings against him have taken so long, though Lai See has no evidence of this. It took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549251/hkicpas-disciplinary-arrangements-are-joke
  8. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... at the Beijing-based Chinese Academy of Governance, the past decade has seen the party become bigger and more bloated, with many members being underqualified and prone to corruption. We can't help feeling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543891/old-school-politician-macfarlane-tells-it-it-carbon-tax
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Can we believe the Security Bureau on Occupy Central?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Howard Winn

    ... for the country. As we all know, this was motivated by politics stemming from the Manila hostage tragedy in 2010. The move was a reprisal against the Philippines as the Hong Kong government tried ... attempts the Securities and Futures Commission had finally nailed Andrew Mantel, the founder and chief executive of Pacific Sun Advisors. After our report that both Mantel and his company earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1531110/can-we-believe-security-bureau-occupy-central
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... paper. The Sino-British Joint Declaration stated in Item 3 (3): "The HKSAR will be vested with executive, legislative and independent judicial power, including that of final ... legislative and independent judicial power, including that of final adjudication, in accordance with the provisions of this law." About 24 years later, the white paper says in the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1532107/white-paper-triggers-heated-debate

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