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Tycoons

Hong Kong political veteran Elsie Tu criticises tycoons with no conscience

Elsie Tu

The former lawmaker and urban councillor, who turns 100 on June 2, became emotional when expressing sympathy for striking dock workers and anger with a billionaire, whom she declined to name.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 12:48pm 22 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 7, 2013

Sydney has anti-light-pollution regulations. Photo: Bloomberg

The global factory farming industry means that millions of animals are raised for food in what can only be described as inhumane conditions. Similarly, the fur industry has a brutal track record and it prefers to keep consumers uninformed about how that divinely soft pelt on a designer coat, or the fluffy fur trim on a new jacket, was manufactured.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:42am 3 comments

Wealth tax idea worthy of debate

A higher tax on our top tier of wealth or income can help bridge inequality. Photo: Bloomberg

A higher tax on the owners of Singapore's most expensive homes - the top 1 per cent - resonates here because it is aimed at closing a widening income gap, a problem we share. But it has prompted property and tax experts to say it would not work in Hong Kong because our residential property market is different. 

3 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 2 comments

Hurun rich list stirs Chinese zodiac discussion

Li Ka-shing. Picture: SCMP/China Money Report

The publication of the Hurun Global Rich List 2013, which revealed the top 10 wealthiest Chinese billionaires, on Thursday has triggered discussion among Chinese netizens about the Chinese zodiac signs of the rich. 

1 Mar 2013 - 3:07pm 1 comment

Relook privileged access to land in Hong Kong

We do not have a lack of land for housing, just much unbridled privilege. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong has a severe housing shortage, so we're told. There is no doubt about the waiting list for public flats, but, beyond that, demand seems more about cross-border wants than local needs.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:57am

Letters to the Editor, November 21, 2012

Bus passengers at the tunnel suffer. Photo: Robert Ng

Keep tycoons away from sensitive areas

The wetlands at Nam Sang Wai are a natural treasure, and their loss and the demise of the endangered species that rely on them are irreplaceable.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:55am

Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2012

A building in Gaza is hit during an Israeli air strike. Photo: AP

Appalling lack of respect for marine life

Unfortunately the recent case of people at Lung Mei destroying sea life is not an isolated one.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:08am

Astro tycoon Ananda Krishnan wins US$250m compensation in Singapore High Court

Malaysian tycoon Ananda Krishnan. Photo: AFP

Singapore's High Court has awarded Malaysian tycoon Ananda Krishnan's Astro group US$250 million in compensation for a failed joint venture with his Indonesian former business partner James Riady.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:59am

Tycoons' court cases are a bit rich

The city's tycoons are providing real-life amusement to the rest of the world.

Our entertainment industry may be in the dog house, but our city is providing real-life amusement to the rest of the world, thanks to some of the wealthiest people in town. We have, it seems, become a reality show - you just can't make this stuff up - with the main actors being our tycoons, their children and grandchildren.

14 Oct 2012 - 8:23am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, September 08, 2012

Bus drivers are responsible for people's lives. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Teachers could still use their discretion

It upsets me to still hear opponents of the moral and national education policy base the reasons for their stance on the idea of brainwashing.

Firstly, brainwashing entails the eradication of a particular thought or idea in a person, followed by adding new, different thoughts.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:38am 5 comments