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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. 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
  5. Our reserves were saved for times just like these

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring It would be hard to conjure up a proposal as mean, irrelevant and typical of the small-town attitudes of Hong Kong's so-called leaders as last week's budget. ... the comments of the officials and Executive Council members defending it. What planet do they live on? Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671986/our-reserves-were-saved-times-just-these
  6. Iron congee bowl

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring There have been many highlights in Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's long career as a servant of his superiors, British and Chinese - but last week was outstanding. At this time ... separate economic and social system. As it is, the chief servant seems set - to use the biblical phrase - on 'selling its birthright for a mess of pottage', or bowl of congee. Philip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664727/iron-congee-bowl
  7. Thorns in the Bauhinia Foundation's flowery ideal

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Does Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen go out of his way to get meaningless 'advice' from friendly think-tanks and committees of assorted worthies which can ... and the Communist Party but should be recognised as the poison they are for Hong Kong. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659031/thorns-bauhinia-foundations-flowery-ideal
  8. Tsang should spare us his concrete suggestions

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring 'Penny wise, pound foolish' is as charitable a description as could be put on the spending habits of the concrete-headed Tsang government. But there seems limited ... has presided - Cyberport, Disneyland, the West Kowloon Cultural District and the Science Park. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655367/tsang-should-spare-us-his-concrete-suggestions
  9. Money and power talk - more than ever today

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring 'There has been a gentrification of triad society.' It was a stark assessment of Macau by former Hong Kong policeman Steve Vickers, who now heads the security ... Hong Kong waters. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617245/money-and-power-talk-more-ever-today
  10. The big squeeze

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Government policies on cars and maids reflect Hong Kong's inequities and injustices, writes Philip Bowring Returning to Hong Kong from a brief visit overseas, one is often struck ... helpers. But the position of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's government on this issue combines both racism and the accustomed arrogance of the ruling class towards the poor. Philip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610196/big-squeeze

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