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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'External forces' claim diminishes the Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 05:01am by Howard Winn

    ... for the US and Britain. The US consulate has sharply denied Leung's claims. Britain has said nothing in public. However, the British consulate in Hong Kong recently called off its GREAT Festival ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Could Singapore be one of the 'external forces'?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Howard Winn

    ... is right. Typically, the developer bides its time in the event of serious objections and goes away and tries to neutralise the objections of the public and the government and then submits ... Christmas, New Year or Lunar New Year when the public is otherwise engaged. It is high time this rigged process was changed to enable the public to engage in the process on the basis of a level ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Umbrella Movement is frittering away its gains

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Howard Winn

    ... for longer than was wise. This has lost them a lot of support from people who sympathise with their aims. Increased police aggression in removing barricades is now supported by more of the public ... with many small business owners, restaurant owners and taxi drivers losing money. The sad thing for those that support the students' aims is that last week they had plenty of public support ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Leung needs wow factor to defuse umbrella movement

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Howard Winn

    ... not occurred. The government's apparent strategy of trying to wait this out until public support for the movement ebbs away has had some success. But this strategy has put pressure on the police. ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Umbrella movement heading for an unhappy ending

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:26am by Howard Winn

    ... and people are in danger of losing their jobs as a result of the demonstrations. The danger as we discussed last week is that by extending the protest, the movement loses public support and becomes increasingly isolated thereby enabling the government to move against it without too much reaction from the public. Indeed there is a danger that if the movement overplays its hand the government ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Report warned of confrontation over constitutional reform

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Howard Winn

    ... disturbing parallels with public sentiment during the 2003-04 period of discontent, and that some of the variations indicate that, "a clash between mainland officials and Hong Kong youth, ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Supine government response to anarchy at Ho Chung

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:33am by Howard Winn

    ... this since it involves taking on the Heung Yee Kuk.   Show us the money We are generally happy to see the emergence of new publications. However, LifestyleAsia appears to be yet another new luxury ... far no cases of the disease have been reported in Ivory Coast, but it has spread in bordering Liberia and Guinea. The World Health Organisation says the epidemic could reach 21,000 in November ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Michael DeGolyer explains the anaconda strategy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Howard Winn

    ... by the police on Monday morning. The object of this strategy is to slowly turn the public against the protesters without directly confronting them. The aim of the anaconda strategy is not to crush its ... of the nomination committee and who votes for it. These are things that can perhaps be argued for more effectively, given the recent events. But to remain an effective force that can count on public support ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police come to the aid of the protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Howard Winn

    ... was first mooted a number of business organisations, including chambers of commerce, publicly declared their opposition. So it was with some surprise that we heard that a couple of advertising ...

  10. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Planning board should reject Hopewell's Wan Chai project

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Howard Winn

    ... Planning Board and the public by describing the application as merely "minor refinement and enhancement" to the already approved hotel project. Retired High Court judge William Waung, who ... the tone of the executive summary suggests that Hopewell is doing the public a favour with its scheme. One of the "enhancements" that Hopewell is claiming for its plans ...




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