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Why has the government disappeared?

The fragmentization of the media means that it is no longer easy for citizens and authorities to talk to each other. The government needs to look at new channels and new voices to fix communication issues, argues Kevin Lau Chung-hang U.S. PRESIDENTS' “Address to the Nation” speeches often appear in documentaries. Lyndon Johnson’s speech on…

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The pandemic is not over

THE FIFTH WAVE OF COVID-19 in Hong Kong has been largely contained, with daily cases down to daily three-digit figures for more than a week now. The debate between “dynamic zero-covid” and “living with the virus” seems to be irrelevant to Hong Kong now. Most Covid outbreaks appear to have a natural upward and…

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The West is just taking whatever it wants: that will blow back

Financiers are expressing growing concern about the under-reported western assault on international property rights The neutrality of the world's reserve currency has been sacrificed for political ends, but where's the outrage? Or even discussion? Jim Rogers and others are warning of serious long-term negative consequences, saying the US dollar will ultimately die THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING…

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Cut red tape to boost Hong Kong housing

CUMBERSOME PROCEDURES in town planning are a key factor exacerbating Hong Kong’s housing shortage. At present, it takes at least 10 years to transform a plot of land into an apartment block. There are numerous stages to go through, from preliminary town planning, to transformation of the land into “spade-ready” sites, to completion of flat…

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