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  1. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... debates We are so cooked. Start teaching your kids Mandarin. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, warning China was moving ahead of America because it has had seven years to prepare ... of Liberal Party Legco candidate Alice Lam Chui-lin, who has the novel idea that we need more roads on new reclamation to ease traffic congestion and air pollution Next time you are agitated, ...

  2. The Canon

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Canon by Natalie Angier Faber and Faber, HK$130 We may be inundated by news of global warming, embryonic stem cell research and alternative energy, but our scientific understanding seems to be regressing rather than progressing. So says Natalie Angier, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biology writer for the New York Times, which is why she has produced a science primer ...

  3. Empire of Illusion

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... University lecturer. During a two-decade foreign correspondent stint he roamed the globe and was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for its terrorism coverage. Hedges' new expos?of mass-media bewitchment, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, displays his fearlessness and breadth of vision. 'When opinions cannot ...

  4. Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Manreet Sodhi Someshwar by Thomas L. Friedman Allen Lane, HK$238 Thomas L. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and author of The World is Flat, trumpeting ... is serving nothing new. Where he does innovate is in proposing that the movement for greenness should be the mantra of the US economy, a strategy to reclaim America's status as the economic ...

  5. A city that finally sleeps?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a break-up of marriages, loss of jobs and premature sales of homes. One investment banker even said in an article in The New York Times that police, firefighters and paramedics should stop using ... Rong Xiaoqing, NEW YORK In his 1997 autobiography, Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg reveals parts of his character that are increasingly having an impact on the people he now ...

  6. The good old days

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... iconic landmarks. The New York Times reported Mitsubishi had purchased 'the Hope Diamond of the world property market' when it bought an 80 per cent share in Rockefeller Group Inc, ... the following 24 years, a readable description of Japan's transition from defeated nation to one that snapped up prime New York real estate. A frequent return visitor, he was also on hand to chart ...

  7. Common Wealth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... compared to the cost of ignoring the problem. He saves a broadside for the government of George W. Bush for its stance on climate change and the environment- none of which is new but which makes good reading. Reading anything by an economist of Sachs' status is worth the time and effort, but those looking for something new from the man the New York Times Magazine called 'the ...

  8. Liberty can lead to prosperity

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who are not necessarily rational all the time and who make mistakes as they muddle through life as best as they can. An Economist and Financial Times Best Book of the Year, as well as a New York Times best-seller, Nudge is all about smartly but subtly pushing ourselves and others in the direction of making sensible choices. Authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein believe that we ...

  9. A delicate balancing act

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... circles in Washington for an attitude that could be described as hostile to the United States. In an opinion piece in The New York Times days before the election on August 30, he appeared to lay ... of foreign affairs and Beijing's top nuclear negotiator. It is the job of Okada, who is expected to be officially named foreign minister when the new cabinet is revealed on Wednesday, to pursue ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offer. But at the heart of this asset, it is a home. A sense of home is a key component of a decent quality of life, which is a cornerstone of any society. The New York Times reported a study ... fit to increase the price of my favourite cheese for the third time in 13 months. The cost of Mainland Vintage cheddar cheese from New Zealand now stands at a whopping HK$98 for a 500 gram ...




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