Lam Woon-Kwong

Lam Woon-Kwong

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Dark legacy of Britain’s opium wars still felt today amid fight against drug addiction and trafficking
With limited policy options, character counts in race for Hong Kong’s top job
Empress Wu Zetian: An example of female power which remains relevant today
Has the world forgotten the terrible lesson of Kristallnacht?
Why public popularity is the key card for politicians playing power games
History repeated: the worst of the 2008 crisis is yet to come
Creative business solutions all down to connecting the dots
100 years on, leaders and citizens alike must heed the lessons of Europe’s ‘Great War’
On Second Thought: the making of a great inventor
On Second Thought: Taking pride in our shared experience is nothing to be ashamed of
War on flu: learning from the deadly epidemics of the past
Beijing follows the route well travelled by Admiral Zheng He in its belt and road initiative
Lessons from 1966: why we should never forget the disastrous consequences of the Cultural Revolution
Bruce Lee, a global hero who epitomised Hong Kong's strengths - it's just a pity the city could not preserve his former home
On Second Thought: Qing-era warship contains a vital lesson for today's military tensions
On Second Thought: 70 years on, the world has still not learnt lessons of war

By the time Hitler raided Poland in 1939, starting the second world war, China had been fighting Japan for eight years

11 Sep 2015 - 3:50AM

By the time Hitler raided Poland in 1939, starting the second world war, China had been fighting Japan for eight years

On Second Thought: 70 years on, the world has still not learnt lessons of war
Lessons must be learned from the different approaches of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
How Adlai Stevenson proved power of compromise in Cuban missile crisis

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.

15 May 2015 - 2:14AM

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.

How Adlai Stevenson proved power of compromise in Cuban missile crisis
Hong Kong can learn from Spanish experience on road to democracy
Pragmatism and wisdom can help us shape a better future together
We can take pride in our students and learn from them

Open learning culture necessary to allow young adults to become independent thinkers, writes Lam Woon-kwong.

12 Dec 2014 - 5:40AM

Open learning culture necessary to allow young adults to become independent thinkers, writes Lam Woon-kwong.

We can take pride in our students and learn from them
Wait may help the Shanghai share link run more smoothly

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.

14 Nov 2014 - 4:58AM

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.

Wait may help the Shanghai share link run more smoothly
Police did their best to bring protests under control

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.

17 Oct 2014 - 4:05AM

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.

Police did their best to bring protests under control
Democracy is no escape from a ruling elite

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."

12 Sep 2014 - 3:38AM

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."

Democracy is no escape from a ruling elite
Key to good policies? It's a matter of time

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.

4 Jul 2014 - 4:03AM

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.

Key to good policies? It's a matter of time
Time to throw out the old mindset on waste problem

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.

30 May 2014 - 4:10AM

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.

Time to throw out the old mindset on waste problem
Pragmatism will see Hong Kong through the heated electoral reform debate
We must act now to solve our medical staff shortfall: Lam Woon-kwong

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.

15 Nov 2013 - 4:47AM

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.

We must act now to solve our medical staff shortfall: Lam Woon-kwong
Teach inclusive values and end the waste caused by discrimination
Stargazers' camp puts blindness in a new light