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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Dr Philip Nitschke

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker RIGHTEOUS SON I've been involved in a lot of issues where there's been conflict; lots of protests in the days of [the] Vietnam [war], when I was a student. Then I got involved with [Australian] aboriginal land rights in a very high-prof ...

  7. Hi-res: Philips Soundbar

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kieven Yim

    ... hi-tech and teasing you to switch them on. Enter the Philips Soundbar HTS 8140 home theatre system. It measures 104cm across and is designed to be wall mounted (or placed) underneath a flat TV ... and subwoofer are available in piano black and look good with Philips' HDTVs. With the brand's Ambisound technology, the Soundbar offers a 5.1 system in a convenient single unit by using ...

  8. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Director: Scott Hicks Over the years, Philip Glass, best known for his minimalist music, has frowned publicly at how people ... achieved with Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts is to reveal the human side of an artist widely acclaimed for music drenched in stylistic rigour; the images of him working in front of his ...

  9. Also showing: Philip Yung

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui 'I wouldn't call myself a director- and I do feel that I'm not one,' says Philip Yung Tsz-kwong. 'I see myself as a cultural commentator. I advocate films, but I don't need to make one.' The film critic-turned-filmmaker did anyway, and his nonchalance could be partly the result of the positive reviews his feature film debut, ...

  10. Philip Liao

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker Who is he? Philip Liao is a Hong Kong-based Canadian architect and the founder of Philip Liao and Partners, which takes on everything from giant mixed-use projects on the mainland to hotel design. His firm won an award from the Urban Renewal Authority in 2004 for its plan for the controversial revamping of Lee Tung, or Wedding Card, Street, and most recently completed ...




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