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  • Jul 10, 2014
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A season for goodwill and gratitude

Christmas is a time for celebration, whether spiritual or cultural. It is also a time for reflection and, as usual for most of us in Hong Kong, gratitude. A look back at recent Christmas eves is testament to that.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 3:58am

Decline in morality hits rock bottom

For a while, now, it has seemed that, on the mainland, traditional values of morality and compassion are disappearing when it comes to helping people in distress. In several well-publicised cases, elderly people have responded to Good Samaritans' assistance by wrongly blaming them for their injuries, making the innocent helpers liable to lawsuits and susceptible to compensation payments.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Odds and ends

Like all casino games, baccarat features a built-in series of odds that tend to favour the house. Simply put, player and banker are each dealt two to three cards and the highest hand wins (neither wins in the event of a tie). No decisions are required; the rules of the game dictate whether and when either hand receives a third card from the dealer.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Q & A: Preserve traditional strengths

What should Hong Kong be doing to maintain its position amid global change? Hong Kong is by far the most efficient and fast-paced business city in China and, I would argue, the world. We have the advantage of looking at globalisation from the centre, and many executives here have been pioneers and early adapters to the new global order, seizing the opportunities and facing the challenges.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Pen your best thoughts for a budding publisher

Calling all budding teenage writers. We need your thoughts, your values, your inspirations. Or rather, Nicholas Gordon does.

The 15-year-old Year 11 student from South Island School wants to compile a series of short essays and poetry into a book to show what Hong Kong's youngsters are thinking and feeling.

26 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Don't break promise

What value do you place on a solemn promise? Your leader ('Colonial-era perk belongs in the past', March 31) urges the government to break promises it made to its employees in 1997.

2 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Colonial mentality

One feels nauseated by the self-righteousness of the expat community in Hong Kong, especially those who are from the western hemisphere.

14 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Guided by Confucian wisdom

Did you always want to be a school principal? No, I started off as a teacher and never thought of being a panel teacher or a principal.

I have wanted to teach since I was young. I was brought up in a family of teachers. Both my father and elder brother taught at primary schools.

18 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Digital economy key to success

As Internet usage spreads to all areas of society, the way we do business is changing radically.

One of the most important aspects of this is that even though there may not be a large number of people on the Net doing business, those who are there often have the most to spend.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Tech-wise kids gaining upper hand at home

Parents beware! Your children may soon control you! This, in part, is the message of Don Tapscott - the 'Digital Don' - hailed by many as a silicon soothsayer who tells us what will happen and then watches as it comes true (for the most part, anyway).

22 Jul 1997 - 12:00am