Tsang seems incapable of thinking beyond the immediate issues other than endless "warnings" of some future welfare nightmare. Photo: Edward Wong
Philip Bowring
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Philip Bowring

Inept government ensures Hong Kong gets a poor return on its riches

Philip Bowring says the city's budget and other recent decisions show how the government is failing both to use public funds wisely, and to invest them more profitably

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Tsang seems incapable of thinking beyond the immediate issues other than endless "warnings" of some future welfare nightmare. Photo: Edward Wong
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Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring has been based in Asia for 39 years writing on regional financial and political issues. He has been a columnist for the South China Morning Post since the mid-1990s and for the International Herald Tribune from 1992 to 2011. He also contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, www.asiasentinel.com, a website of which he is a founder, and elsewhere. Prior to 1992 he was with the weekly Far Eastern Economic Review, latterly as editor.