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  1. Symptoms of a regime that has lost the plot

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Sometimes the smallest things reveal more about government malaise than the big issues, and matters can be said to have reached a stage somewhere beyond malaise when even ... over plans to locate a student drug rehabilitation centre in Mui Wo. The government must be given the benefit of the doubt in its sincerity to help young people battle drug addiction. Indeed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684061/symptoms-regime-has-lost-plot
  2. Tsang's praise for Stephen Lam gets a fiery response

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The chief executive might be full of praise for newly appointed Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung, but young internet users apparently see Lam differently. Appearing on a live online chat organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups last night, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said Lam was a 'superb choice' to fill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982206/tsangs-praise-stephen-lam-gets-fiery-response
  3. What's stable about being dysfunctional?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The clock ticks slowly as the public waits for the government to announce its plans for constitutional reform. However, constant official prevarication and delay are perhaps ... that the timing might be determined by an outbreak of real instability produced by the very system that claims to have avoided this peril. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694209/whats-stable-about-being-dysfunctional
  4. The dignified flame that burns as bright as ever

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Anyone wanting to see Hong Kong people at their best should have been in Victoria Park last night. Of course, the thousands who flocked there went for the specific purpose ... of the new-born patriots, all political change is ominous but, fortunately, this view is not shared by the much smarter majority of Hong Kong people. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682609/dignified-flame-burns-bright-ever
  5. First-class seats only on government gravy train

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The government's gilded employment gravy train is about to leave the station again following the announcement of Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's departure from the Monetary ... consequences. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680972/first-class-seats-only-government-gravy-train
  6. It doesn't take a fung shui master to spot the obvious

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines I'm just a gweilo so don't expect any telling insights into fung shui from this quarter, but I can't help but observe that conclusions drawn from Lau ... are a diversion from the main aim of restoring prosperity. There is still time to think again. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668289/it-doesnt-take-fung-shui-master-spot-obvious
  7. Plethora of platitudes no substitute for leadership

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Whoever wrote Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address clearly believes that no cliche is too commonplace for repeated use and that even the most trivial ... platitudes about how well we are all doing. The empty limousine has departed with the chief executive sitting on the back seat. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656566/plethora-platitudes-no-substitute-leadership
  8. A new concept for our tycoons: compassion

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines William Fung Kwok-lun, managing director of Li & Fung, says that firing 150 members of his staff is 'nothing'. No doubt a flunkey will be wheeled out to suggest ... developers who were the main beneficiaries of government largesse in the wake of the 1987 crisis, or shareholders who enjoyed the government's share-buying spree in 1998. Stephen Vines is a Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660915/new-concept-our-tycoons-compassion
  9. Slip-sliding away

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Donald Tsang's popularity has declined as public confidence in the central government is on the rise, writes Stephen Vines Is Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen becoming the new ... if the government gave the smallest impression of showing itself modest enough to acknowledge that it does not possess all the answers. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650659/slip-sliding-away
  10. Accountability is not just for the little people

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines What would it take to persuade Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen that one of his senior officials or closest advisers needs to resign? Clearly, the payment of a large sum ... What are ordinary people in Hong Kong to make of this flouting of normal standards of decency? Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627087/accountability-not-just-little-people

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