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Hong Kong's radical protesters go too far
By voting down the political reform plan, pan-democrats are only vetoing democracy
Hong Kong youth should seize the opportunities there for the taking
Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

Democracy is the will of the majority which also respects minority rights. Such principles are supposed to be upheld by the pan-democrats.

15 Sep 2014 - 11:39PM

Democracy is the will of the majority which also respects minority rights. Such principles are supposed to be upheld by the pan-democrats.

Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability
Universal pension plan would create more problems than it fixes

With an ageing population and a declining workforce in Hong Kong, any universal pension scheme will place a huge financial burden on young people.

6 Sep 2014 - 1:40AM

With an ageing population and a declining workforce in Hong Kong, any universal pension scheme will place a huge financial burden on young people.

Universal pension plan would create more problems than it fixes
Populist politicians threaten Hong Kong's economic stability

Populism is taking hold in Hong Kong, fuelling investor concerns. The Legislative Council election is not until 2016, but we are already seeing more and more cases of politicians taking extreme positions on social issues to play to the gallery.

19 Jun 2014 - 3:16AM

Populism is taking hold in Hong Kong, fuelling investor concerns. The Legislative Council election is not until 2016, but we are already seeing more and more cases of politicians taking extreme positions on social issues to play to the gallery.

Populist politicians threaten Hong Kong's economic stability
Opportunities will decide the fate of Hong Kong SMEs

At the end of his budget speech, John Tsang Chun-wah recited the lyrics of a Canto-pop song, Crossroads: "Believe in opportunity, not fate." It reminds me of former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung's use of lyrics from another Canto-pop classic, Below the Lion Rock, to conclude his maiden budget in 2002. Both recall Hong Kong's tough times in the late 1970s and 1980s.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

At the end of his budget speech, John Tsang Chun-wah recited the lyrics of a Canto-pop song, Crossroads: "Believe in opportunity, not fate." It reminds me of former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung's use of lyrics from another Canto-pop classic, Below the Lion Rock, to conclude his maiden budget in 2002. Both recall Hong Kong's tough times in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Opportunities will decide the fate of Hong Kong SMEs
With filibuster, lawmakers play politics at others' expense
China's services push a challenge for Hong Kong
Labour shortage clips the wings of Hong Kong's logistics hub
Interest rate rises will put Hong Kong small businesses at risk

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke recently disclosed his timetable for the withdrawal of quantitative easing, leading to speculation that the US may tighten liquidity by raising interest rates. The news saw share prices around the world dropping sharply on a "Black Monday" for investors.

3 Jul 2013 - 4:52AM

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke recently disclosed his timetable for the withdrawal of quantitative easing, leading to speculation that the US may tighten liquidity by raising interest rates. The news saw share prices around the world dropping sharply on a "Black Monday" for investors.

Interest rate rises will put Hong Kong small businesses at risk
Expand Hong Kong's tourism appeal beyond the mainland market

Hong Kong should diversify both its sources of tourism and what it offers visitors, as it grapples with the dilemma of how to balance the economic benefits brought by the rising numbers of mainland tourists with the strain of accommodating them.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51AM

Hong Kong should diversify both its sources of tourism and what it offers visitors, as it grapples with the dilemma of how to balance the economic benefits brought by the rising numbers of mainland tourists with the strain of accommodating them.

Expand Hong Kong's tourism appeal beyond the mainland market
Government promotion of 'pillar' industries must be laser sharp
'Occupy Central' threat is no way to begin talks on 2017 reform

Despite Beijing's commitment to universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017, pan-democrats have threatened a campaign to "occupy Central", with plans to block traffic in the district next year.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25AM

Despite Beijing's commitment to universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017, pan-democrats have threatened a campaign to "occupy Central", with plans to block traffic in the district next year.

'Occupy Central' threat is no way to begin talks on 2017 reform
To grow, Hong Kong must branch out from a mainly service economy