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  1. US power not all it's cracked up to be

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Forget China's October 1 display of military might. Forget that the G20 now gets more attention than the G7. Forget the devastation wrought on Western economies ... rapidly- as it did following the ousting of the Shah, a friend of Israel. Middle East enmity is about a much more difficult issue- land. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695063/us-power-not-all-its-cracked-be
  2. Malaysia's malaise

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The honeymoon of Malaysia's new prime minister, Najib Razak, is proving short-lived as the mysterious death of an opposition figure and a new trial for sodomy ... it carte blanche because of its status as a foreign-investor friendly, quasi-democratic, predominantly Muslim country which co-operates on terrorism issues. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688348/malaysias-malaise
  3. Turmoil offers Obama a chance to move on Iran

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The hijacking of the Iranian election by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hard on the heels of US President Barack Obama's Cairo ... reputation in the eyes of foreigners, Muslim and non-Muslim, as well as many Iranians. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683893/turmoil-offers-obama-chance-move-iran
  4. A question of fairness

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung At the heart of the PCCW controversy is the issue of whether the vote at the shareholders meeting on a HK$16.38 billion privatisation bid was influenced by the giveaway of 500,000 shares. According to Winston Poon, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) barrister, the privatisation plan was only approved because hundreds of people were given shares in exchange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677369/question-fairness
  5. Secret bank

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring I make no apologies for returning to the subject of my last column: official silence on the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's HK$33 billion commitment as part ... issue to the key point: making the HKMA accountable. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682307/secret-bank
  6. liberal studies

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung Reading comprehension 1 Where is PCCW headquartered? a. Seoul b. London c. Tokyo d. Hong Kong 2 What is one of the requirements a company must meet before delisting from the stockmarket? a. 50 per cent of the shareholders must support privatisation b. more than half of the shareholders physically present at the shareholders' meeting must be in favour of the deal c. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677368/liberal-studies
  7. Spineless officials raise their white flags again

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Now that Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat has joined the Executive Council, can it be long before it is tycoon Albert Yeung Sau-shing's turn to become a member ... and special interests are under scrutiny, official surrenders to insiders and rural landowners are doubly shocking. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670445/spineless-officials-raise-their-white-flags-again
  8. Separation anxiety

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Asia's democratic progress is being undermined by the political manipulation of its judiciaries, writes Philip Bowring The clear signal from Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang ... circumstances, the first of these is by far the most important. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667874/separation-anxiety
  9. Is the Middle East too much for the UN?

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... on responsibilities which it cannot, through scant fault of its own, fulfil. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425798/middle-east-too-much-un
  10. A declaration of self-importance

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring It was not a politician needing to be elected who read his policy speech to the Legislative Council yesterday. It was a bureaucratic apparatchik sure of himself and his ... Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520182/declaration-self-importance

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