A general view shows casino hotels and some broken windows of the Paradise Kam Pek Casino (R) in Macau on August 24, 2017, a day after Typhoon Hato hit the territory. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

The flimsy excuses of governments when they’re caught unprepared at moments of woe

Governments in Tokyo, Taipei and Singapore – as well as Hong Kong – have done what any moderately wealthy city should do, and built protective infrastructure to minimise threats from natural disasters that can in general terms be well anticipated.

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A general view shows casino hotels and some broken windows of the Paradise Kam Pek Casino (R) in Macau on August 24, 2017, a day after Typhoon Hato hit the territory. Photo: AFP
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