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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652067/repulse-bay-rule-keep-developers-happy
  2. Appointment system breeds collusion

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Prepare for worse ahead with the new junior ministerial positions. Far from being a constitutional advance, this is an extension of the colonial system of appointment ... The corporation was created to provide extra credit to help bolster apartment and land prices. Collusion does not need an agenda or meeting place. It just needs an appointment system. Philip Bowring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640664/appointment-system-breeds-collusion
  3. A feeding frenzy at the political trough

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

    ... Philip Bowring There seems to be no limit to the self-aggrandising, and enrichment, of senior bureaucrats in Hong Kong. That is ever more alarming as increasing numbers morph ... is an equitable way of reducing quango power by distributing excess savings to the community. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622295/feeding-frenzy-political-trough
  4. A rudderless ship headed nowhere?

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... economically and socially from a wider world. Think of South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, even Russia as sources of growth and inspiration for political and social change. Philip Bowring is a Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420157/rudderless-ship-headed-nowhere
  5. Overseas, overrated and overpriced

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Fix that, and Hong Kong people can save a lot of money and tell the people from Durham to go back to the obscurity of northeast little England, where they belong. Philip Bowring is a Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430154/overseas-overrated-and-overpriced
  6. Use it, or lose it

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... and competitiveness will lose them soon enough, and with it the lead it enjoys. The Hong Kong advantage badly needs nurturing. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428687/use-it-or-lose-it
  7. Does nice guy Henry Tang have the right stuff?

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... and the commercial interests which limit competition? Does he have the guts to raise taxes and risk losing popularity? Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424403/does-nice-guy-henry-tang-have-right-stuff
  8. The challenges facing the next finance chief

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... must honestly outline the challenges that Hong Kong faces, which cannot be cured by better standards of governance - badly needed though those are. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423049/challenges-facing-next-finance-chief
  9. Democracy will rectify bad policies

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... fat cat. Out with the rich men's sons who have joined the patriotic cause to protect their interests. In with new, home-grown, self-made talent. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421559/democracy-will-rectify-bad-policies
  10. News - Hong Kong - NATIONALITY

    Businessman Philip Khan born in Hong Kong cannot get passport

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Man whose family came to city a century ago can't contest Legco election as he isn't a Chinese national Businessman born in HK can't be naturalised A businessman of Indian descent has been unable to gain Chinese nationality or a local passport even though his family came to the city nearly a century ago. Furthermore, Philip Khan, 50, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1013818/businessman-philip-khan-born-hong-kong-cannot-get-passport

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