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  1. Symptoms signal city's evolution in maturing sector

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... Weak demand, high vacancy rates and falling rentals show move to stability Hong Kong gets a bad wrap as one of the world's most expensive places to do business, undoubtedly because of supposed sky-high office rents. This is an erroneous assumption as ...

  2. Crisis strengthens bonds of friendship

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... The outbreak of atypical pneumonia has strengthened ties between Canada and Hong Kong, says Canadian Chamber of Commerce executive director Allan Matheson. Canada and Hong Kong both had to contend with controlling the disease, also known as severe acute r ...

  3. Hell of a plot

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze, Mathias Woo

    ... ZUNI ICOSAHEDRON'S Mathias Woo Yan-wai is getting repetitive in the green room of the Hong Kong Art Centre's Shouson Theatre. 'Hong Kong is so strange, and it's getting more like a prison cell,' the writer-director says - again. Woo presents such bizarre, property market-related phenomena in the theatre group's latest comedy, Strange Strange Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scrapping national education 'an option'

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com Discussion of ditching subject 'inevitable', says head of panel set up to smooth its introduction Scrapping national education 'an option' All options will be considered by the government-appointed advisory body on the controversial national education curriculum - including scrapping it. The panel's head, executive ...

  5. Give C.Y. Leung a chance, Wharf chairman says

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Peter Woo Kwong-ching, chairman of investment firm The Wharf (Holdings), yesterday urged people to be more supportive of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying and his aides. Speaking after the company's annual general meeting, Woo said Leung's manifesto had medium- to long-term policies aimed at further developing Hong Kong. 'Hong ...

  6. Cultural or commercial?

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that it genuinely puts the people of Hong Kong first. Peter Kammerer is a senior writer at the Post ...

  7. Lost cause

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Outgoing Trade Development Council chairman Peter Woo has said it is too late for Hong Kong to extend expo facilities. What can we do to compete with regional competitors in this field? Write to us. ...

  8. Pay-TV users want shorter contracts and easier exit plans

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Many pay-TV users want shorter contracts and simpler ways to terminate them, a Consumer Council survey shows. The survey of 3,003 people, conducted in September and October, included users of Cable TV, Hong Kong Broadband Network's bbTV, Now TV and TVB Pay Vision. Respondents, on average, put their satisfaction level at about three out of five. Many users said ...

  9. Massive cultural festival planned

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Beijing is planning the biggest cultural festival in the history of the Olympics, Games' organiser Bocog said yesterday. The three-month festival - starting on June 23 - will feature an all-encompassing celebration of the 'big Chinese family', said Zhao Dongming, director of the Cultural Activities Department of the Beijing Organising Committee ...

  10. Fok puts positive spin on a prickly subject

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... HK's sports supremo tells Peter Simpson that nothing will derail Olympic Games Image counts for everything in the instant culture dominated by the electronic media. For example, control-obsessed China has been seen by the world to be floundering in its handling of the Olympic torch relay and - literally - running away with itself. Your mother might advise: 'Don't believe ...




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