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  1. Squandering our assets on insiders

    Posted Aug 29th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... oversight over Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's expanding bureaucracy, public assets will continue to be squandered for the benefit of insiders - public or private. Philip Bowring ...

  2. Detective, Partner and Criminal

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Paper 1a - 10 Words and Attitudes A. What do you think of when you hear the name Sherlock Holmes? Maybe you see in your mind his tall, thin shape with his distinctive hat and cloak, but next you will think of his superb analytical skills, powers of deduct ...

  3. Idioms

    Posted Oct 19th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Keep your fingers crossed When you make a wish, you might cross your fingers (middle and index fingers) as this traditionally brings good luck. If someone tells you they have applied for something and you want to wish them well, you can say: Good luck. I& ...

  4. The alarming power of unreason

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... by Beijing's persistent, politically-motivated Japan-bashing. Having sowed the wind, the leadership now fears the whirlwind. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  5. Elise of life

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Lord

    ... FOR YEARS, ENGINEERS have worked hard on improving cars to make them quieter, smoother and more insulated from the outside world. All admirable targets, except many of us miss the raw, exciting, loud and responsive open sports cars that once existed befor ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. The bizarre world of East Asian currencies

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... they refuse to revalue for the same reason. How bizarre. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  10. 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 ...




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