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  1. Wealth divide has roots in land policy

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

    ... Philip Bowring Few things are more absurd than government comments on the property market. Most of the time, officials claim they do not interfere with it, that prices find their own ... huge numbers - not just the cage dwellers - paying through the nose for abysmal housing. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697687/wealth-divide-has-roots-land-policy
  2. Rule by gesture, not meaningful policy

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Gesture politics by the administration of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has reached a new low. Meanwhile, the implementation of policies announced long ago continues ... or having their arms twisted by local conglomerates? Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696438/rule-gesture-not-meaningful-policy
  3. Medium of tedium

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Of all teachers' sins, the most unpardonable is to be boring. Boredom is anti-learning and anti-life. Among the young and restless, boredom often mutates into social ... rewarded and socially recognised, for in their hands lies the future of this city. Philip Yeung is a Hong Kong-based university editor. philipkcyeung2@yahoo.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685187/medium-tedium
  4. Missed opportunities

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

    ... Philip Bowring The list of ideas for revitalising the Hong Kong economy, the product of Donald Tsang's Yam-kuen's Task Force on Economic Challenges, made depressing reading ... to spend real money on reducing emissions, for fear of courting the wrath of vested interests? Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685357/missed-opportunities
  5. Immobile minds that are holding back Hong Kong

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

    ... Philip Bowring Hong Kong Mobile - Making a Global Population: I commend this collection of essays on Hong Kong's past and potential future, published by Hong Kong University Press ... Hong Kong. Later I will look at five things that could drive it forward. Meanwhile, look at that book. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678614/immobile-minds-are-holding-back-hong-kong
  6. 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 ... beyond what is a marginal 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
  7. HK$33b slips away without even a 'thanks'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Politicians, media, academics - please wake up to the continuing erosion of Hong Kong's supposed autonomy. All of you appear to have been asleep at the wheel when ... about it. And shame on the media for failing to notice it. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680351/hk33b-slips-away-without-even-thanks
  8. liberal studies

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 Who is Richard Li Tzar-kai's father? a. Jack So b. Lee Shau-kee c. Li Ka-shing d. Stanley Ho 2 Which publication does Mr Li partly own? a. South China Morning Post b. International Herald Tribune c. Ming Pao Weekly d. Hong Kong Economic Journal 3 Why were some PCCW investors upset about plans to privatise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677485/liberal-studies
  9. Blasts of hot air threatening Hong Kong's greatest assets

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring It is a relief that Beijing has acknowledged that its sees Shanghai as the nation's main international finance and shipping centre. Geography, even more than politics, ... where open discussion of the role of the ruling party is not permissible, but they are not a major part of Hong Kong's past or present. Is this the future? Philip Bowring is a Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675281/blasts-hot-air-threatening-hong-kongs-greatest-assets
  10. 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

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