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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... if the passengers on the small aircraft that Chek Lap Kok now accommodates would rather save money by flying to Shenzhen and taking a bus across the border, then we could reserve Chek Lap Kok for proper use ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... what we actually have here is Beijing's paranoid fantasy. On the mainland, it would be easy to stop Occupy Central before its supporters could even occupy a bus seat to get there. As soon ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    KMB losses show we may need to rethink transport pricing

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... million in the first six months this year. SCMP, November 30   My relatives in Canada have a name for the bus. They call it "the loser cruiser". Bus service for them is substandard and passengers are too frequently pickpockets, drug addicts and people of erratic behaviour. In contrast, I enjoy riding the bus into town from my home in Repulse Bay. It is a pleasure to have a frequent ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF 'scandal' of overcharging deserves scrutiny by SFC

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... other investors no more than bus fare. Yoo-hoo, Mr Ashley Alder. As head of the SFC you might want to look at the MPF scandal for a change. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let market have last word on English skills

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 02:35am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... necessary peer pressure on each other but it suppresses even this as "bullying". Let us thus be grateful that the bassimathah can never keep discipline on the school bus and some real ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Journalists out of line with Aquino

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I accept that many people are still unhappy with the official Philippine response to the murders in 2010 of eight Hong Kong people on that tourist bus in Manila. It was a horrible affair ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tycoon's comments fill an insight-free zone

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... along with an Octopus card they can get you a ride on the bus. I believe he wobbled a little during the Tiananmen Incident in 1989 but certainly has never since done so. It is what we must ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Like an Arabian fantasy, Hengqin plan just nonsense

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... anywhere in the world, it has been done in the Pearl River Delta. When I immigrated to this town many decades ago, one of the first things I did was take a bus tour of the New Territories. At Lok ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    International school model works fine

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the formal education system, which the advertisements on the back of almost any double-decker bus will tell you they do. Then again, crammer schools apparently do succeed in guessing exam questions ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Time to revisit the so-called benefits of tourism

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... immediately deduct HK$52 billion in international transport costs for tourists. We, the people of Hong Kong, own no airlines, passenger ships or cross-border bus companies and we do not get any ...



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