By the time Hitler raided Poland in 1939, starting the second world war, China had been fighting Japan for eight years
Half a century ago in 1965, four exceptional personalities passed away: Winston Churchill, T.S. Eliot, Nat King Cole and Adlai Stevenson. Most would agree the first three were among the top of their lots. Many, however, would wonder why Stevenson ranks in the same category.
Open learning culture necessary to allow young adults to become independent thinkers, writes Lam Woon-kwong.
Forty years ago on November 14, 1974, the Hang Seng Index fell to 179 points. The index was down from its peak of 1,774 in March 1973, having lost some 90 per cent of its value in 20 months.
Occupy Central demonstrators were shocked on the night of September 28 when they had to flee multiple rounds of tear gas aimed at dispersing them in Admiralty.
British writer Joseph Conrad, remembered for great novels such as Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, said: "Man is amazing, but he is not a masterpiece."
When I studied public administration at Harvard University back in the 1980s, I picked up a powerful conceptual tool that has proven a handy guide in assessing public policy options.
Last week, the chief executive returned from Sweden, where he was on a trip to study how this small country, with a marginally higher population than Hong Kong, manages to be so innovative in its development and use of technology.
The outgoing Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk says the biggest regret of his nine-year term heading the authority is being unable to solve the acute shortage of medical staff, especially doctors.