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  1. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's political future looks bleak

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:05am by Howard Winn

    ... that leave us? It means that from now on, constitutional reform is going to be even more of a dominant factor in Hong Kong politics than it has been already. Positions are hardening on both sides, ... However, should the more extreme political groups show signs of getting out of hand or if civil disorder is instigated in some way, it is not hard to imagine the central government imposing a state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1545158/hong-kongs-political-future-looks-bleak
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... the interplay of politics, property and money. The policy was set up in 1972 as a temporary measure to deal with the low level of housing in the New Territories. Indigenous male villagers who can trace ... Since then the government has had so many political battles to fight that it doesn't have the stomach for taking on new ones. So when faced with angry villagers it invariably backs down. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... that we are being told about. In July last year Lai See was hauled over the coals by the then-director of public prosecutions Kevin Zervos for suggesting politically sensitive cases were sitting ... And while we're on politically sensitive issues, let's not forget the matter of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. He was referred to the Independent Commission Against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Luxury crackdown brings fear of flying first class in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:11am by Howard Winn

    ... are now frowned on. Hence its premium classes have taken a hit. But Air China says it is not planning to adopt China Southern's approach and make its first class more politically acceptable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1581570/luxury-crackdown-brings-fear-flying-first-class-china
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Jockey Club to rethink plans for police station art operator

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 12:57am by Howard Winn

    ... it is seen condoning or censoring politically sensitive works of art that may go on display at the site. It, therefore, decided to have a separate operator and asked for proposals for the role. Only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1574511/jockey-club-rethink-plans-police-station-art-operator
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Committee. But if what we hear is correct, the Environmental Protection Department appears to have succeeded in doing deals with the various political groupings and the project is likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tycoon bids for a piece of Central Police Station project

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... that artists are prone to incorporating political messages in their art. Given that it is controlled by the government, the Jockey Club, while relaxed about artists exercising freedom of expression, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563029/tycoon-bids-piece-central-police-station-project
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... feel about having politically defined projects thrust on the company? The MTR has become a political football ever since its partial privatisation in October 2000. The then financial secretary, ... tranche was sold for HK$10 billion. The merger with the Kowloon Canton Railway in 2006 was made for political rather than economic reasons. The upshot is that the MTR now is neither fish nor fowl. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555904/mtr-saga-highlights-governance-and-accountability-issues
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mahjong calamity

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... 75 per cent of solar panels and 70 per cent of mobile phones. Some may raise their eyebrows at the authors' view that there is no need to say much about politics and China's state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1559383/mahjong-calamity
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Wu pays the price of professional misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:59am by Howard Winn

    ... In the meantime, while this case has been allowed to drag on for more than 10 years Wu has developed another career in public service helped by political friends in high places. Had he come under the ambit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557780/anthony-wu-pays-price-professional-misconduct

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