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  1. Return investment gains to the people

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... rates and currency decline. But legislators must demand that investment gains be credited to the public rather than left to be played with by unaccountable officials. Philip Bowring is a Hong ...

  2. Moral tales a far cry from seedy reality

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... entrepreneurship and increase public cynicism towards the rulers. All very anti-Confucian. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  3. Arrogance and fear drives currency policy

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring What drives China's currency policy? Is it arrogance, fear or a mix of the two? At present, China is behaving like a rogue state, the only significant trading country ... shown that domestic considerations trump international ones. If its carries on in this way, China should expect the retaliation it deserves. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

  4. The tutor dynasty

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Many of us were tickled pink by the sight of the super English tutor, who rakes in HK$22 million a year, testifying in Cantonese at his own trial over a contract dispute. ... little fighting spirit left. We now churn out graduates who are too timid to try and too jaded to care. Fortune, however, will smile only on our fat-cat super-tutors. Philip Yeung is a Hong ...

  5. All the world really is a stage

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung Watching stage shows can be enlightening, but performing yourself is an entirely different learning experience. 'When you speak to people, you can tell the difference between someone who has performed and someone who hasn't,' says Brian Chiu See-yee, a former drama student. 'Learning drama helped me develop as a person.' This is why Hong ...

  6. Time to explore HK and filmmaking

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung Both amateur and professional filmmakers are vying for top prize at this year's 'I Shot Hong Kong Short Film Festival'. For a week next month, their films will be publicly screened and critiqued by industry judges. The judges say anyone can become a filmmaker as long as they are willing to give it a try, and submissions are expected from industry ...

  7. Keeping bad company

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Well done Bank of China (HK), well done China Resources, well done China Mobile, well done all those big H-share companies which notably failed to put their names ... remember the phrase caveat emptor - let the buyer beware. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  8. China's chance to lead the global economy

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring There is no point in trying to predict where so-called financial markets will go in the next few days and probably weeks. As astonishing as the price gyrations has been ... in the global climate. But this can also be its chance to show a real maturity of vision and claim to be a leader, not a follower, of the global economy. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

  9. Repulse Bay rule: keep the developers happy

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The Planning Department and its rubber-stamp accomplice, the Town Planning Board, continue to be among the least transparent of government bodies, wielding huge influence ... top ex-employees - are happy? Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  10. Topic and Tone

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... By Philip Leetch Paper 1a Read these e-mail messages. Match each message with the most appropriate item from the list of subjects. Then identify the tone of each message, selecting the correct adjective from the list. Messages 1 Just to keep you up to date on the charity fund-raising walk. I have been having great fun ringing all the potential sponsors and planning our publicity ...




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