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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 ... dwellers- paying through the nose for abysmal housing. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. Land of snobs fails to look beyond race

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Writer Plagued by seven deadly sins in teaching, Hong Kong English is on the critical list. Two that prove dangerously viral are vanity and artificiality. We are living ... colleagues. So next time you see a Filipina at a teachers' conference, don't shoo her away as a straying maid. She may be your son's next teacher. Philip Yeung is a Hong Kong writer. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Whither the poor man's rich heritage?

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Bureaucratically, Hong Kong is well covered. We have a department or agency for every imaginable type of human activity. Wedding Card Street, for example, comes under ... and fuzzy about being business-friendly? Or will it, for a change, spare a thought for how the other half lives? For once, do not make them feel that the parade is passing them by. Philip Yeung ...

  7. The high cost of elitism

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring 'Private affluence, public squalor'- the phrase coined 50 years ago by US economist John Galbraith seems to be the motto of Financial Secretary Henry Tang ... the insides of the garages of the super rich- or, for those with everything else- the family helicopter hangar. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  8. A prayer from the public: give us back our city of fairness and equality

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philip Yeung A new leader is in the saddle. A new day is dawning, as Hong Kong's lost decade stumbles to a close. We dream of a chief executive with the courage of his vision ... and unfairness from our midst? With a hi-tech return to our old ways, Hong Kong could again be a place where opportunities are not only plentiful but equal. Philip Yeung is a senior communication manager ...

  9. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the immigrants, and provided Hong Kong needs such skills. On President Hu Jintao's calls for the new chief executive to unite Hong Kong: Philip Ho- It is a great pity that President Hu did not see ... should by now realise what he should do, admit his faults and prove his worth by winning the trust of the people of Hong Kong. Philip So- It's disappointing that President Hu flew out ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea's history of boundary changes must not be forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says that Southeast Asia's history of fluid boundaries, overlapping territorial claims and varied cultural influences must be understood, not least ... Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...




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