Illegal parking

David Roberts steps down at 50 from Aedas

Cable TV apologises

David Roberts was the Martin Sorrell of architecture: like the WPP ad mogul, Roberts was always at another early-morning meeting on another continent when you turned your back.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 4:58am 3 comments

HKT takes telecoms regulator to court over Apple's sim-locking

Apple denies sim-lock claim.

Apple recently took a pasting in People's Daily and other official mainland media for its trading practices. Now it is being criticised in Hong Kong for "anti-competitive practices" and for a "flagrant disregard" of the regulator for its own commercial gains.

6 Apr 2013 - 6:16am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2013

Cars double parked in a street in Central. Photo: David Wong

The description in Jose Chan's letter ("Policyholders worse off with proposed insurance authority", March 28) distorts our proposals. One of the purposes of establishing the new authority is to enhance protection of policyholders.

2 Apr 2013 - 3:45am 15 comments

Former CLSA analyst writes quit-and-tell-all book

As safe as money in the bank?

Daniel Tabbush, who for many years was CLSA's head of regional banking research, has published a why-I-quit-the-rat-race book. Titled Quit & Run - My Wake Up Call on Wall Street, the book describes how he got into the finance industry, his thoughts about his work and why he left.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 20, 2013

Illegal parking is a rampant problem. Photo: David Wong

Mr Lo criticised me and the Civic Party for "jumping on the bandwagon" in uploading Lian's article on Facebook and inviting the chief executive to sue me for libel if indeed he had a case for libel.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:51am 2 comments

Cohorts of pussyfooters tiptoe around extravagance curbs

Still No 1: Gina Rinehart

We see that Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has reiterated his call for a curb on official banquets and has called on all government agencies to tone down official receptions to end extravagance and to follow the fine Chinese tradition of "being diligent and thrifty".

1 Feb 2013 - 5:23am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, January 28, 2013

China claims sovereignty over the South China Sea.

Any fair-minded person viewing China's nine-dash line, that skirts the entire area of sea outside the 12-nautical-mile maritime territory of the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia, would come to the conclusion that it marks a bizarre and assertive attempt to grab territory.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am 1 comment

Huge destruction of government records continues

Police swinging into action.

It is with some regret that we feel obliged to take issue with our chief secretary, the admirable Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, over her written reply yesterday on the vexed question of Hong Kong's public records. Legislative Councillor Cyd Ho Sau-lan had asked, given Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's support for an archive law during his election campaign, if any progress had been made so far.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 2 comments

No action taken against tycoons

Government must act on curbing illegal parking. Photo: Felix Wong

I work in Wan Chai near the Fook Lam Moon "tycoon's canteen" restaurant.

22 Jan 2013 - 2:03am 1 comment

Sabrina Chao rises to top of Wah Kwong. Is Forbes' top 50 next?

Missing action on air quality

Good to see there's no glass ceiling at Wah Kwong Maritime Transport where Sabrina Chao has become chairman.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:09am

Things are already looking up above and on ground for 2013

Premier Wen Jiabao

In 2012 we spent much of the year raging about illegal car parking, Hong Kong's dirty air, the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator, the legal system, banks and their travails, the politics of illegal structures and local politics. What can we say about the year ahead?

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Letters to the Editor, December 29, 2012

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Sam Tsang

Property tax can stamp out 'dirty dealings'

I refer to the report ("Sparks fly in talks on new taxes", December 22).

It is evident that major property developers' old ways of enabling redevelopment projects will no longer work.

29 Dec 2012 - 1:45am

Business elite must obey traffic laws

Get tough with vehicle owners who ignore no-parking rules

The report on parking violations in Central ("Chauffeurs more afraid of boss than parking fine", December 17), describes chauffeurs of private vehicles unwilling to move along when ordered by the police.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:45am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 20, 2012

Cars illegally double-parked in Central. Photo: David Wong

It seems that a mere ticket/fine is no longer a deterrent to the illegal parking of chauffeured, rich men's vehicles and in fact, the attitude of these people makes a mockery of our traffic laws. "We don't care", seems to be the theme.

20 Dec 2012 - 2:37am 3 comments

Law enforcement on the road to nowhere

Law enforcement on the road to nowhere

It's just as well that my colleague over on the Lai See column, down there in the rear of our Business section, has taken leave, given an item of news befitting the silly season. Last week we and other local media reported that the police were at a loss to deal with a bit of cheekiness on the part of chauffeurs ordered to move along while awaiting their employers' return from lunch.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:22am 6 comments