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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    An unwelcome reminder of why 'the law is an ass'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:31am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Every now and again we are reminded of the truth of the expression, "The law is an ass." Ever since Aquitaine Investment Advisors moved into new premises in June, ... But the law is the law, and from time to time it's an ass.   Snooze control It's a poor show if you fall asleep on the job. But if you're an air traffic controller, it's pretty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577220/arts-affairs
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Efforts to airbrush out Zhou Yongkang struggle at lift-off

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... for talent hiring and other matters related to employees.   'Shapies' coming to Hong Kong One of the dispiriting aspects of new technology is the trivial functions to which it is applied. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1578717/efforts-airbrush-out-zhou-yongkang-struggle-lift
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's Christmas again with David Webb's Arts Optical tip

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... of English-language programming will be filled by Hugh Chiverton, the head of Radio 3, while the new head of Radio 3 is to be Jim Gould. As to the future of Money for Nothing, the early morning finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577980/its-christmas-again-david-webbs-arts-optical-tip
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... year, just over a year after Lam bought the property. According to the minutes of the 2009 meeting of the Rural and New Town Planning Committee, the district lands officer warned "there ... status, in addition to entitlement to redevelop. However, there apparently was no such issue when Lam applied for planning permission. By that time the department had discovered the lot had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Jockey Club to rethink plans for police station art operator

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

    ... Research (AHR), the JCCPS has decided not to appoint AHR as operator of the scheme. This leaves the Jockey Club in limbo. Adrian Cheng is the grandson of New World Development boss Cheng Yu-tung ... K11 shopping mall- a mosaic made of toast, Sweet Delight Mona Lisa, by New Zealand artist Maurice Bennett. One option is to appoint a director of the heritage and contemporary art element ...

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

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... But we live in strange times.   Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? E-mail them to howard.winn@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573854/fun-park
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Closed to media' event at Foreign Correspondents' Club

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Howard Winn

    ... with only 20 per cent concerned about leaving their devices behind. Other key findings show that one in three Hongkongers regrets the amount of time they spend on their phone when they return from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1572400/closed-media-event-foreign-correspondents-club
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKEx still feels the pain of losing Alibaba to the United States

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Howard Winn

    ... loss of new China listings to the US exchanges. But Chow's recent chairman's statement gave no inkling as to how this problem was to be resolved. He simply says, "Therefore, we ... out a writ in Hong Kong's High Court in which he is demanding 29.5 million Israeli new shekels (HK$66.7 million) from Kushnir, together with Kushnir Family Holdings, Israel Sorin Shochat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1568626/hkex-still-feels-pain-losing-alibaba-united-states
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hopewell planning application angers Kennedy Road residents

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn New Hopewell planning application angers residents Kennedy Road residents are up in arms over Hopewell Holdings' latest planning application, which they say seeks to unravel a deal struck with the government in 2008. Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, the chairman of Hopewell, agreed in 2008 to reduce the size of the 93-storey hotel he was proposing to build to 55 storeys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1569596/hopewell-planning-application-angers-kennedy-road-residents
  10. 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

    ... time ago and new technologies are now available. How confident can we be that we are getting the best waste management solution for Hong Kong? The project has so far been blocked by the Finance ... the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator "has already been approved under various ordinances. Going for another site now will not be quicker as it will take considerable time to get the necessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong

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