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Europe has only itself to blame

Capitalism in the West is not only deficient and diseased but is not working.

Kevin Rafferty

SCMP Business, July 25

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Time to triumph

1 Baking creme brulee

Creme brulee is delicious. I like to make a lot of them and just ... gobble.

Wong Kai-to

2 Clay sculpture

Imagine if we could all sip or nibble from the cup or bowl that we made. As if that is not cool enough, we can also design our own patterns.

Janet Choi

3 Editing films

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Darling of DIY designs

Many of the clothes in Geneva Vanderzeil's colourful closet appear to have come straight from the runways. There are striking statement pieces that seem bang on trend and expensive. But look more closely and you'll realise that most of her clothes are not designer frocks but inexpensive versions of the items you see in the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Don't throw baby out with bathwater

Anger against bankers and the financial sector is understandable in the present climate. But calling for the death of capitalism, as many Occupy Central protesters were chanting yesterday, seems premature and silly. Financial reforms are absolutely necessary, but revolution is something else.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Whose side is Civic Party on, Liberals ask

The Liberal Party is ratcheting up its challenge to the Civic Party over its stance on foreign domestic helpers' rights to permanent residency.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cautionary lesson in human rights

Since the subject of liberal studies was introduced for the diploma of secondary education two years ago it has been taught under rather liberal guidelines without a fixed syllabus.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Do it yourself

Listen to five people talking about the do's and don'ts of DIY and then answer the questions.

1 What does Jenny think about people who do DIY as a hobby?

a. she thinks they save a lot of money

b. she doesn't understand them

c. she thinks they are boring

2 What does she do if something needs doing in her apartment?

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

An open market will herald wider freedoms

Despite continuing negative press in recent human rights reports, including the Freedom House survey, China is on a path likely to lead to democracy - eventually.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Unaccountable leaders can never deliver 'good' governance

Alex Lo is right to note that democracy is a concept with numerous connotations ('Unbalanced minds', January 28) and Western nations can learn much from the willingness of pre-1980s-born Chinese people to work towards a desirable future without an overbearing sense of entitlement.

3 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

China cannot move forward from a jail cell

Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo faces 15 years in jail for inciting subversion. The indictment cites as evidence a document he co-authored known as Charter 08 and articles published on the internet, which call for the guaranteeing of basic rights, religious freedom and political reform.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Students can aid their own development

Your editorial ('A valuable learning experience for students', August 14) rightly welcomed the introduction of compulsory internships as part of the university years of Hong Kong students.

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Rebuilding the social contract

Plutocrats and politicians, schooled in the values of globalisation and free-market capitalism, operate outside the laws that bind ordinary mortals.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Minibonds debate takes a musical turn

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Depleted ranks

The Liberal Party has lost three of its six lawmakers. Do you agree with some observers that the split could herald a fundamental shift in the political balance in the Legislative Council? Write to us.

10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

China's chance to lead the global economy

There is no point in trying to predict where so-called financial markets will go in the next few days and probably weeks.

24 Sep 2008 - 12:00am