My father is a dementia patient who cannot recognise people or his surroundings. As we never let him hold any cash or an Octopus card, we have discovered a disturbing fact; Hong Kong's public transport system allows people without the ability to care for themselves to travel long distances without paying fares.Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 2:31am 1 comment
Top ranking a poisoned chalice
I refer to the report ("Populist policies 'threaten HK's reign as freest economy'", January 11).
The US organisation with the pompous title, the Heritage Foundation, has given this top spot to the city "since the ranking started in 1995".21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am 2 comments
Hong Kong has topped the world in economic freedom for the 19th consecutive year, according to the Heritage Foundation’s index announced on Thursday.
But the conservative American think tank warned that the city could lose the top spot it has occupied since the index started in 1995.10 Jan 2013 - 3:29pm 2 comments
Newspaperman by Warren Phillips Audible (audiobook)9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has said she regrets failing to persuade Beijing to extend the lease on Hong Kong. Would we be better off if the city had remained under British control? Write to us.12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Beer baron Peter Coors will appear in court this week on a drink-drive charge.
He was driving home from a wedding reception when he ran a stop sign, was pulled over and failed a sobriety test, police said.
Coors' driving licence has been suspended and he is expected in court on Thursday. He has 30 days to appeal against the suspension.17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Maggie - Her Fatal Legacy
by John Sergeant
Pan Books, $13028 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
HERE IS MY suggestion to the Heritage Foundation. Scrap that complicated analysis of 50 different economic variables to rank all countries by economic freedom. You have just stumbled across the one that says it all.14 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
AS WITH MANY people who watched the events of September 11 unfold, publisher Steve Forbes was gripped by the audacious assault on the United States .
Unlike most of us, however, the multi-millionaire and driving force behind the family's business magazine witnessed the destruction first-hand.24 Sep 2001 - 12:00am
You quote Michael Bloomberg (Business Post, December 1) as saying, 'Keep in mind the most successful attempt to sell news to the public is the Wall Street Journal Interactive edition . . . but after five years they have only 350,000 subscribers. I'm told the churn rate is 50 per cent . . .10 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
THE Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank, releases its annual Economic Freedom Index on Tuesday. This year's report should make some interesting reading.
The foundation wages an ideological campaign in the name of the free market.29 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
DEMOCRATIC Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming leaves for a three-day trip to Los Angeles today, where he will receive the Claremont Institute's annual Statemanship Award. Lady Thatcher received the 1997 Award.22 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
US growth could nearly halve if the mainland devalues its currency and Japan's economy deteriorates further, a forthcoming report by an influential Washington-based think-tank will reveal.15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
Hong Kong has won plaudits from the Heritage Foundation so often that it is in danger of becoming an embarrassing habit.3 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
Word is there's a spot of resentment in the Department of Justice over the impending appointment of an administrator to lessen the burden on Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie.
The idea has been around since the days of attorney-general Jeremy Mathews and enjoys Ms Leung's full support.
But not, apparently, the approval of departmental staff.17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am