Rafael Hui's free-spending ways were apparently well known. How much effort does the ICAC put into monitoring the financial affairs of top officials? Photo: Felix Wong
Philip Bowring
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Philip Bowring

Rafael Hui trial leaves nagging questions

Philip Bowring says the city's most high-profile corruption trial in recent times exposed the sleaze, but also left people wondering how much more remains covered up

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Rafael Hui's free-spending ways were apparently well known. How much effort does the ICAC put into monitoring the financial affairs of top officials? Photo: Felix 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.