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  1. Time to explore HK and filmmaking

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung Both amateur and professional filmmakers are vying for top prize at this year's 'I Shot Hong Kong Short Film Festival'. For a week next month, their films will be publicly screened and critiqued by industry judges. The judges say anyone can become a filmmaker as long as they are willing to give it a try, and submissions are expected from industry ...

  2. Keeping bad company

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

    ... Philip Bowring Well done Bank of China (HK), well done China Resources, well done China Mobile, well done all those big H-share companies which notably failed to put their names ... remember the phrase caveat emptor - let the buyer beware. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  3. Topic and Tone

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... By Philip Leetch Paper 1a Read these e-mail messages. Match each message with the most appropriate item from the list of subjects. Then identify the tone of each message, selecting the correct adjective from the list. Messages 1 Just to keep you up to date on the charity fund-raising walk. I have been having great fun ringing all the potential sponsors and planning our publicity ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. China's chance to lead the global economy

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring There is no point in trying to predict where so-called financial markets will go in the next few days and probably weeks. As astonishing as the price gyrations has been ... in the global climate. But this can also be its chance to show a real maturity of vision and claim to be a leader, not a follower, of the global economy. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. The biofuel issue

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Prepared by Philip Leetch Paper 1a Read the sections and answer the questions which follow them. Part A Biofuels are replacements for fossil fuels made from a number of common crops such as corn, sugar beet, rapeseed, palm oil, soy and, most of all, sugar cane. The main products are ethanol and diesel, though there are also hopes to develop the use of biobutanol for aircraft fuel. ...

  9. Too hot to handle?

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Australia's Kevin Rudd may find his climate-change pledges hard to live up to, given the costs involved, writes Philip Bowring Australia's belated signing of the Kyoto Protocol ... but the road to electoral disaster is paved with good intentions. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  10. 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 ...




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