Howard Winn

Howard Winn is a former columnist of the South China Morning Post
Howard Winn
Howard Winn is a former columnist of the South China Morning Post

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Hanjin bankruptcy: How low interest rates are brewing a shipping crisis worse than the 1980s
Is Hong Kong’s mystery yacht linked to Jho Low of 1MDB fame?

Lavish superyacht linked to celebrity parties hosted by Malaysian financier at centre of 1MDB scandal has sailed into Hong Kong waters ... but its ownership is a mystery.

21 Aug 2016 - 3:10PM

Lavish superyacht linked to celebrity parties hosted by Malaysian financier at centre of 1MDB scandal has sailed into Hong Kong waters ... but its ownership is a mystery.

Is Hong Kong’s mystery yacht linked to Jho Low of 1MDB fame?
Lai See | Disquiet at Pokfulam Estate with management committee

We hear of disquiet at Pokfulam Terrace with some of the owners at loggerheads with the management committee. A new management committee (MC) was elected in April last year and minority owners say that problems began to occur with minutes not reflecting what was said in meetings, owners who criticised the MC being subjected to abuse.

15 Apr 2015 - 7:39PM

We hear of disquiet at Pokfulam Terrace with some of the owners at loggerheads with the management committee. A new management committee (MC) was elected in April last year and minority owners say that problems began to occur with minutes not reflecting what was said in meetings, owners who criticised the MC being subjected to abuse.

Disquiet at Pokfulam Estate with management committee
Hong Kong's civil service is stuck in the 1980s
Green roofs look better while saving money and water
SFC regulations hindering Hong Kong's fund management industry
CY Leung and the art of controlling electoral outcomes
Bank account difficulties turning business away from Hong Kong
Who is watching the Securities and Futures Commission?
Copper kills bugs but enlivens Friedland's metals message
Lai See | Champagne moment for Andy Mantel and Pacific Sun after court victory

​Andy Mantel, together with lawyers and friends, were understood to have been in Lan Kwai Fong celebrating into the early hours on Saturday after winning a three-and-a-half-year battle with the Securities and Futures Commission that ended in the Court of Final Appeal on Friday.

23 Mar 2015 - 9:48PM

​Andy Mantel, together with lawyers and friends, were understood to have been in Lan Kwai Fong celebrating into the early hours on Saturday after winning a three-and-a-half-year battle with the Securities and Futures Commission that ended in the Court of Final Appeal on Friday.

Champagne moment for Andy Mantel and Pacific Sun after court victory
New amendments to Peak boutique hotel
Hong Kong-linked company appears on Thai SEC alert list
Monexo aims to make banking in Hong Kong more efficient
Lai See | Mainland corruption crackdown poses risks for foreign investors

​Every cloud, as the saying goes, has a silver lining. Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown has been bad news for those that were caught up in the 53,085 investigations by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that occurred in 2014 alone. As a result of these investigations, the CCDI has disciplined 71,748 cadres and "severely disciplined" a further 23,646.

16 Mar 2015 - 9:47PM

​Every cloud, as the saying goes, has a silver lining. Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown has been bad news for those that were caught up in the 53,085 investigations by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that occurred in 2014 alone. As a result of these investigations, the CCDI has disciplined 71,748 cadres and "severely disciplined" a further 23,646.

Mainland corruption crackdown poses risks for foreign investors
Lai See | Read all about it in the new history of HSBC

​The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC was published recently to coincide with the 150th anniversary of HSBC Holdings. It is an official history, commissioned by HSBC, by historians David Kynaston and Richard Roberts.

13 Mar 2015 - 12:15PM

​The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC was published recently to coincide with the 150th anniversary of HSBC Holdings. It is an official history, commissioned by HSBC, by historians David Kynaston and Richard Roberts.

Read all about it in the new history of HSBC
Should HSBC's chairman Douglas Flint resign?
CLSA's show goes on but without the annual gala party
More Stanley car park insanity
Lai See | Two-month wait for vehicle roadworthiness certificate

​Getting a car through its roadworthiness certificate in Hong Kong is not what it used to be. Some years ago, you could just turn up at a designated vehicle testing centre and the examination would be over in 10 minutes. Now the average waiting period is two months. How can this be in "Asia's world city"?

5 Mar 2015 - 10:45PM

​Getting a car through its roadworthiness certificate in Hong Kong is not what it used to be. Some years ago, you could just turn up at a designated vehicle testing centre and the examination would be over in 10 minutes. Now the average waiting period is two months. How can this be in "Asia's world city"?

Two-month wait for vehicle roadworthiness certificate
Lai See | Tennis court saga reflects weakness of the Building Management Ordinance

We hear of more building management related nonsense. This story concerns the tennis court at the Oscar by the Sea development at Tseung Kwan O, and is another example of how the Building Management Ordinance offers little protection to minority owners in the face of an entrenched owners' committee.

4 Mar 2015 - 10:05PM

We hear of more building management related nonsense. This story concerns the tennis court at the Oscar by the Sea development at Tseung Kwan O, and is another example of how the Building Management Ordinance offers little protection to minority owners in the face of an entrenched owners' committee.

Tennis court saga reflects weakness of the Building Management Ordinance
Hong Kong Airlines late again, as IPO application lapses
Former Jardines taipan caught 'in flagrante delicto' on the beach
Hopewell seeks to delay scrutiny of hotel project again
John Tsang's budget takes too much out of people's pockets
Gulliver protests too much about bank scrutiny
Lai See | Tobacco-related illnesses cost Hong Kong HK$72 billion a year

​Has health chief Ko Wing-man taken leave of his senses? His remarks on smoking and taxation are extraordinary for someone who is the Secretary for Food and Health.

28 Nov 2017 - 10:45AM

​Has health chief Ko Wing-man taken leave of his senses? His remarks on smoking and taxation are extraordinary for someone who is the Secretary for Food and Health.

Tobacco-related illnesses cost Hong Kong HK$72 billion a year
Abolish Home Affairs Department and set up a building affairs tribunal
Beware overseas scammers
Time for Hong Kong to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes