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HK Observer: Leading the world in crony capitalism and urban mobility

Hong Kong has topped one international ranking every year for two decades: the US Heritage Foundation’s economic freedom index. I wonder, however, how many people ... Full story

Our Desk: Escape from ogygia

Last time I described my experience of Macau as akin to being kidnapped. I don’t think that’s the best analogy that I can come up ... Full story

Insight: The unknown kid

Through the media all of us have easy access to information about the major catastrophes and atrocities that happen around the world. With so much ... Full story

World Views: Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has become comfortably the world’s second-biggest ... Full story

Stocks Views: LVS, Facebook among five ‘young guns’ with hefty trading volume

Young guns” such as Facebook (FB) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS) are top-rated companies that have gone public within the last 15 years.These nimble companies ... Full story

Vox Parva: Reform of social welfare policies should be discussed earnestly

A mozzetta is a “short, cape-shaped garment, covering the shoulders and reaching only to the elbow, with an open front, which may be fastened by ... Full story

Our Desk: Toward a distant green future

As the Macau International Environmental Co-Operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF) wrapped up last Saturday, I found myself thinking of a truly green and sustainable city.That ... Full story

Rear Window: Occupy Sin Fong Garden

Lao Sio Io may have incurred in the mistake of not considering that the long aggrieved Sin Fong proprietors/residents could do more than simply assemble ... Full story

Bizcuits: Accidents happen

A radio program recently reported that a car rear-ended a woman riding her bicycle to work. Although sustaining only minor physical injuries, the cyclist was ... Full story

HK Observer: Rules of subversion

Last week’s violent attacks on senior journalists makes three within as many weeks. Is press freedom at risk? Undoubtedly. Okay, is there anywhere that doesn’t ... Full story

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