We need sound administration, not more pillars and backbones

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. Photo: Felix Wong

Here we have something to put chiropractors out of business. Say goodbye forever to backache. Just get yourself one of these many-pillared spines that John Whiskers favours, the edged ones. Did his teachers ever tell him about mixed metaphors?

Thursday, 3 January, 2013, 4:36am 5 comments

Down to the very last drop

Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng talks to Shi Jiangtao and Josephine Ma about the mainland's plan to ration a dwindling resource

The mainland's growing water shortages will become so severe that rationing will become one of authorities' main strategies for dealing with a crisis expected to last for more than 20 years.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Workstations to hit the road in five years

The digital age may make the office desk a thing of the past as more workers go mobile, according to a real-estate expert

What will your workspace look like in five years?

The workspace for white-collar workers will undergo many major changes by 2010.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

An oath of office for Long Hair

The request by legislator-elect Leung Kwok-hung, better known as 'Long Hair', to change the wording of his legislator's oath of office focuses attention on a procedure that most people regard as routine, with little significance.

28 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Electricity restrictions to end for 2,000 firms

Electricity rationing will be suspended for more than 2,000 companies after Shanghai declared the worst of the summer's power shortages to be over, local media said yesterday.

28 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Policy speech that gives you the last word


I, your chief executive, hope you will pardon the fact that my policy speech this year appears in the pages of the South China Morning Post before I actually make it.

If it is not the one you actually hear from me later today, it will still be the better of the two.

7 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

China tackles power shortage

State Council unveils a six-point strategy to battle a nationwide energy problem

The State Council has unveiled a six-point strategy to resolve the mainland's chronic power shortages, highlighting the importance of the issue in the central government's policy agenda.

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Mainland power shortages forecast to worsen

Demand to continue outpacing growth in capacity next year

Power shortages in the mainland are seen worsening next year, with no improvement expected until 2005, as residents turn up the thermostat for the winter and industrial demand pushes daily usage levels to a peak not seen since the summer.

3 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Shanghai rations power - again

Shanghai has had to ration power supplies again after temperatures soared to 38 degrees Celsius, according to reports, which did not specify the number of users affected.

28 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Work-out bill still not working

It started as a simple concept. Five years, a draft bill and a recession later, efforts to introduce a system of provisional supervision for companies on the brink of bankruptcy have been an unmitigated flop.

An embarrassing one to boot.

26 Oct 2000 - 12:00am