Perry Lam

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Doing it just because you can spells trouble for powerful
Beijing has learned lessons of the past and is playing chief executive election with a poker face
Barred Hong Kong lawmakers overstepped the mark and offended the public’s sense of decency
Hong Kong oath-taking saga shows ugly side of city’s colonial legacy
Information overload makes for a dangerous world in the internet age
Hong Kong urgently needs a great leader – just don’t hold your breath for the chief executive election
Betrayal of masses sure to spell failure for those in power
Let’s celebrate sport for no other reason than the sheer joy of it
Is Hong Kong’s new equality chief guilty of intimidation? No, just bad English
On Second Thought: Hong Kong is not the only place where standardised tests anger parents, students and teachers
On Second Thought: Is Hong Kong losing its moral compass after the Mong Kok riot?
Hong Kong bookseller’s disappearance provides more fuel for the conspiracy theorists
Hong Kong’s political problems are simply too hot to handle
A societal calling to check Hong Kong youth in all its daring and righteous indignation
Hitting the fear button: politicians and anti-Beijing media are preying on a worried Hong Kong
On Second Thought: Hong Kong government departments must move with the times
Hong Kong must view Beijing as a partner, not enemy
Increasingly unhappy Hongkongers need to take a reality check

Hongkongers are a miserable lot, according to the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Based on a survey of about 146,000 people aged over 15, it ranked Hong Kong 120th among 145 countries and territories, far behind Taiwan (59th), Japan (92nd) and Singapore (97th).

3 Jul 2015 - 2:43AM

Hongkongers are a miserable lot, according to the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Based on a survey of about 146,000 people aged over 15, it ranked Hong Kong 120th among 145 countries and territories, far behind Taiwan (59th), Japan (92nd) and Singapore (97th).

Increasingly unhappy Hongkongers need to take a reality check
Hong Kong pan-democrats exhibit a suffocating sense of moral superiority
Hong Kong must learn to be a real 'tourist city'

Just what was on the mind of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying when he said, on a number of occasions, that Hong Kong needed to strengthen its image as a "tourist city"?

8 May 2015 - 2:57AM

Just what was on the mind of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying when he said, on a number of occasions, that Hong Kong needed to strengthen its image as a "tourist city"?

Hong Kong must learn to be a real 'tourist city'
On Second Thought: Overprotective parents must give children the freedom to grow
On Second Thought: Hong Kong becomes bogged down in a culture of suspicion

People have been predicting "the death of Hong Kong" since the infamous cover story published in Fortune magazine 20 years ago warning that the prosperous days of the city would be over after the 1997 handover.

13 Mar 2015 - 3:34AM

People have been predicting "the death of Hong Kong" since the infamous cover story published in Fortune magazine 20 years ago warning that the prosperous days of the city would be over after the 1997 handover.

On Second Thought: Hong Kong becomes bogged down in a culture of suspicion
On Second Thought: It's time for Hong Kong government to get tough with Asia Television over its programming
Tiger parents forgetting that kids are people, not projects

Kailash Satyarthi, who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, said in his acceptance speech.

9 Jan 2015 - 2:27AM

Kailash Satyarthi, who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, said in his acceptance speech.

Tiger parents forgetting that kids are people, not projects
'Interstellar', 'Gone Girl' signal that viewers are accepting mediocrity, says culture critic

According to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the new mediocre has become the new normal.

5 Dec 2014 - 12:10PM

According to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the new mediocre has become the new normal.

'Interstellar', 'Gone Girl' signal that viewers are accepting mediocrity, says culture critic
Occupy sites the front line for a generation that got ripped off

The Occupy Hong Kong movement has been with us for some time now. What came as a revelation isn't how much the protesters love democracy, but how much they hate the status quo.

7 Nov 2014 - 6:30AM

The Occupy Hong Kong movement has been with us for some time now. What came as a revelation isn't how much the protesters love democracy, but how much they hate the status quo.

Occupy sites the front line for a generation that got ripped off
Protesting students have much to learn about compromise

Hongkongers are not known for their sophisticated understanding of the intricacies of politics. But it has always been their folk genius to know where interest lies.

10 Oct 2014 - 5:15AM

Hongkongers are not known for their sophisticated understanding of the intricacies of politics. But it has always been their folk genius to know where interest lies.

Protesting students have much to learn about compromise
Realities of reality TV put audience in the spotlight

Why would anyone in her right mind put herself through something like this? It's a question I can't help asking myself while watching the heroines of reality shows swearing, crying, confessing and despairing across the screen of my television.

5 Sep 2014 - 3:55AM

Why would anyone in her right mind put herself through something like this? It's a question I can't help asking myself while watching the heroines of reality shows swearing, crying, confessing and despairing across the screen of my television.

Realities of reality TV put audience in the spotlight
Democracy is worth fighting for, if only politicians knew how

If this is political theatre, it is time to bring down the curtain. The pan-democrats and radicals act like children determined to give everyone hell because they cannot get their favourite toy.

1 Aug 2014 - 4:03AM

If this is political theatre, it is time to bring down the curtain. The pan-democrats and radicals act like children determined to give everyone hell because they cannot get their favourite toy.

Democracy is worth fighting for, if only politicians knew how
Phones are only as smart as the people who use them

If you want to know how smartphones have made people less and less smart, just look around when you travel on the MTR.

27 Jun 2014 - 2:55AM

If you want to know how smartphones have made people less and less smart, just look around when you travel on the MTR.

Phones are only as smart as the people who use them