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Serial No. Date Subject Publication
116 23 Jun, 2014 White Paper SCMP "Reaction to white paper based on fear, not facts"
115 9 Jun, 2014 Political Reform SCMP "No mystery as to how HK's political reform tale will end"
114 26 May, 2014 MTRC SCMP "Three areas where rail link panel must do some digging"
113 12 May, 2014 Reform Debate SCMP "Missed opportunities from both sides in reform debate"
112 28 Apr, 2014 Foreign Policy SCMP "Beijing should reconsider its South China Sea claims"
111 14 Apr, 2014 Retirement Age SCMP "Cut out the bureaucracy for retirement age to work"
110 31 Mar, 2014 Political Reform SCMP "Ray of hope as we get down to the nitty-gritty for 2017"
109 17 Mar, 2014 Political Reform SCMP "Aim for 2016 reform pact that most could live with"
108 3 Mar, 2014 Press Freedom SCMP "Whole of Hong Kong must take action in response to attack on Kevin Lau"
107 17 Feb, 2014 Crazy Ideas SCMP "Beware the lunatic ideas on the loose in Hong Kong"
106 3 Feb, 2014 Universal Pension SCMP "Next on Hong Kong's policy agenda: a universal pension"
105 20 Jan, 2014 Policy Address SCMP "Self-styled voices of middle class should not begrudge a lift for the city's needy"
104 6 Jan, 2014 Budget Philosophy SCMP "HK can't afford its neurotic prudence in public spending"
103 23 Dec, 2013 CE Election SCMP " 'Collective nomination' will be a breach of the Basic Law"
102 9 Dec, 2013 Public Consultation SCMP "Electoral reform requires a balancing act of compromise"
101 25 Nov, 2013 Central Waterfront SCMP "Lines of a phoney war drawn in harbourfront zoning row"
100 11 Nov, 2013 Ricky Wong SCMP "The underdog no longer wins the day in today's Hong Kong"
99 28 Oct, 2013 TV Licences SCMP "Why granting a free-to-air licence to HKTV would be good for the market"
98 14 Oct, 2013 Manila Hostages SCMP "Families of Manila hostage crisis need closure"
97 30 Sep, 2013 Democratic Reform SCMP "HK needs no help working out its democratic future"
96 16 Sep, 2013 Housing proposals SCMP "A little detective work required to get to the bottom of ridiculous housing ideas"
95 2 Sep, 2013 ICAC politicization SCMP "The ICAC has been politicized, though not by our chief executive"
94 19 Aug, 2013 Teacher Incident SCMP "The tale of the foul-mouthed teacher just gets curiouser and curiouser"
93 5 Aug, 2013 Effective Governance SCMP "Reforms should allow chief to be elected as party leader"
92 22 Jul, 2013 Political Savvy SCMP "In the classroom and out, freedom is in the air in HK"
91 8 Jul, 2013 Edward Snowden SCMP "Three reasons why Snowden would be better off back here"
90 24 Jun, 2013 American Hacking SCMP "Hong Kong must stand tall in the fight for civic rights"
89 10 Jun, 2013 Education of Minorities SCMP "Education officials going out of their way to fail children"
88 27 May, 2013 Political Reform SCMP "Democrats must now make their voices heard on reforms"
87 13 May, 2013 Universal Pension SCMP "The universal pension debate Hong Kong should be having"
86 29 Apr, 2013 Legco Relations SCMP "Gridlock in Legco is a disaster of our own making"
85 15 Apr, 2013 Port Strike SCMP "Pay aside, first ensure decent conditions for port workers"
84 01 Apr, 2013 CE Qualities SCMP "Why do we need to be told that leaders must love HK?"
83 18 Mar, 2013 Occupy Central SCMP "Compromise could be central to averting occupation threat"
82 04 Mar, 2013 2013 Budget SCMP "Forget the giveaways and focus on a universal pension"
81 18 Feb, 2013 2016 Election SCMP "Pace of electoral reform the key to clearing barriers"
80 04 Feb, 2013 HK’s Walter Mitty SCMP "No reason to indulge the fantasies of deluded dreamer"
79 21 Jan, 2013 Media Bias SCMP "Criticism of the government must be based on fact"
78 07 Jan, 2013 Political Reform SCMP "No fairy-tale ending to this pan-democratic fable"
77 24 Dec, 2012 Democratic Reform SCMP "Be bold, Democrats: draw up your reform road map"
76 10 Dec, 2012 Political Strategy SCMP "How to turn crisis into opportunity, the Szeto way"
75 26 Nov, 2012 Home Ownership SCMP "Build up home ownership first, and the rest will follow"
74 12 Nov, 2012 Funding Education SCMP "ESF debate boils down to what’s fair for all HK children"
73 29 Oct, 2012 Required Investigations SCMP "Three HK mysteries that would do Christie proud"
72 15 Oct, 2012 Gauging Public Reaction SCMP "How did Leung and his team so misread the public mood?"
71 01 Oct, 2012 Parallel Traders SCMP "Over the top crackdown on parallel traders is beneath us"
70 17 Sep, 2012 Political reform SCMP "After the election, it’s time to crunch the numbers for reform"
69 03 Sep, 2012 Housing Policy SCMP "Finally, government acts to mend broken housing policy"
68 20 Aug, 2012 Managing LegCo SCMP “To win the game, CY must learn to lose a hand or two”
67 06 Aug, 2012 National Education SCMP “You can’t hurry love….or pride in country and people”
66 23 Jul, 2012 Relations with pan democrats SCMP “Chief Executive must learn from predecessor’s mistakes”
65 09 Jul, 2012 Illegal Structures SCMP “Leung must dig himself out of credibility hole”
64 25 Jun, 2012 Small Houses SCMP “ Village revamps could put the squeeze on small-house policy”
63 11 Jun, 2012 Implementing Agenda SCMP “Leung should know the top job is no 100-metre dash”
62 28 May, 2012 Political Deal SCMP “Why Article 23 and an open vote belong together”
61 14 May, 2012 Civil Service SCMP “Time to draw the line under a politically biased civil service”
60 30 Apr, 2012 Govt Reshuffle SCMP “Leung should not rush his vision for an expanded team”
59 16 Apr, 2012 Policy Priorities SCMP “A five-point plan to a better city and second term at top”
58 02 Apr, 2012 2017 Election SCMP “For 2017, let’s not forget the importance of being electable”
57 19 Mar, 2012 Election Smears SCMP “More election bombshells to come? Don’t bet against it”
56 05 Mar, 2012 Election Scandals SCMP “More dirt may show before political spring clean ends”
55 20 Feb, 2012 Government Information SCMP “Facts should be the concern of our information officers”
54 06 Feb, 2012 Public Finances SCMP “Prudent Hong Kong has earned the right to vote”
53 26 Jan, 2012 ESF Subvention SCMP “All Hong Kong children have right to expect equal support in their education”
52 09 Jan, 2012 Poverty Gap SCMP “Wealth, wealth everywhere and not enough to live on”
51 29 Dec, 2011 Electricity Prices SCMP “Hong Kong should let market forces keep the price of its electricity down”
50 12 Dec, 2011 Vote Rigging SCMP “Orchestrated vote-rigging should worry Hong Kong”
49 28 Nov, 2011 CE Candidates SCMP “Clear out any skeletons and get down to election business”
48 14 Nov, 2011 Election Results SCMP "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's to blame for election fall"
47 31 Oct, 2011 People Power SCMP “Latter-day Bourbons repeated blunders from the past”
46 17 Oct, 2011 Electioneering SCMP “Shake-up may see more skeletons come tumbling out”
45 03 Oct, 2011 Policing Priorities SCMP “Police should be seen to be acting on traffic black spots”
44 19 Sept, 2011 CE Election SCMP “Hong Kong may just see a real contest for its top job”
43 05 Sept, 2011 Philippine Tourism SCMP “Over-the-top travel alert puts the system’s credibility at risk”
42 22 Aug, 2011 CE Election SCMP “A leader acceptable to Beijing and backed by us”
41 8 Aug, 2011 Right of Abode SCMP “Reason has been cast out in the debate over maids’ rights”
40 25 Jul, 2011 Policy Mysteries SCMP “Hong Kong seeks CSI help with two mysteries”
39 11 Jul, 2011 By-election Bill SCMP “By-election bill debacle could create a few more ‘big losers’”
38 27 Jun, 2011 Godfrey case SCMP "Government contract scandal becomes history"
37 13 Jun, 2011 Unauthorised building works SCMP "Don't delay dealing with the mess over illegal structures"
36 30 May, 2011 Civic Party SCMP "First rule of wooing voters: don't pick fights with them"
35 23 May, 2011 By-Elections SCMP "Reform plan for by-elections is just spitting the dummy"
34 16 May, 2011 Education Funding SCMP "Value of a good education for all is in the balance"
33 2 May, 2011 Retired Officials SCMP "One rule does not fit all"
32 18 Apr, 2011 Minimum Wage SCMP "Wage law's loopholes invite more policy ills"
31 4 Apr, 2011 Mandatory Provident Fund SCMP "Only major surgery can save ailing MPF"
30 21 Mar, 2011 Seeking Consensus SCMP "The futility of trying to please everyone"
29 7 Mar, 2011 Government Expenditure SCMP "Public spending must follow the 'golden rule'"
28 21 Feb, 2011 Transport Allowance SCMP "The minister who kicked the hornets' nest"
27 7 Feb, 2011 Income Subsidy SCMP "An income subsidy may help where welfare fails"
26 24 Jan, 2011 Air Pollution SCMP "Sweetener that would be a breath of fresh air"
25 10 Jan, 2011 Immigration Control SCMP "It's our right to decide who can enter the city"
24 27 Dec, 2010 LegCo Elections SCMP "Real democracy? It's all about a sense of proportion"
23 14 Dec, 2010 C M Leung case SCMP "Job blunder exposes flaws in control system"
22 30 Nov, 2010 Competition Policy SCMP "Government not above principle of fair play"
21 16 Nov, 2010 Chief Executive SCMP "Wanted: one-term chief with a long-term agenda"
20 2 Nov, 2010 Small Houses SCMP "Why haven't we buried the small house policy?"
19 19 Oct, 2010 Waste Disposal SCMP "Government gets buried under its own mess"
18 5 Oct, 2010 Asian Games SCMP "Feeble push to host Asian Games is self-defeating"
17 21 Sept, 2010 National Security SCMP "Why we must tackle Article 23 legislation"
16 6 Sept, 2010 Land Prices SCMP "Will Tsang's term end with a bang or a whimper?"
15 24 Aug, 2010 Government Messages SCMP "Message to government: don't treat us like idiots"
14 10 Aug, 2010 Data Protection SCMP "Octopus isn't the only predator out there"
13 27 July, 2010 2012 CE Election SCMP "Let the horse-trading begin for the 2012 election"
12 13 July, 2010 LegCo President SCMP "Legco chief must step down for taking a stand"
11 28 June, 2010 Political Leaks SCMP "A leak is easier to fix than strained relations"
10 14 June, 2010 Political Reform SCMP "Tsang must say "yes" to Democrats' proposal"
9 1 June, 2010 Tsang/Eu Debate SCMP "Unlikely hero saves the girl (but can he save the day?)"
8 18 May, 2010 Response to swine flu SCMP "The painful side effects of a shot in the dark"
7 4 May, 2010 Compulsory Purchase SCMP "Early rumbles from the compulsory-sale volcano"
6 20 Apr, 2010 Post Service Employment SCMP "A disservice to former officials seeking work"
5 6 Apr, 2010 Minimum Wage SCMP "It's no longer if, but how, to set a minimum wage"
4 23 Mar, 2010 Political Reform SCMP "Beware Ministers bearing guarantees on Reform"
3 9 Mar, 2010 Property Development SCMP "Home Wreckers"
2 22 Feb, 2010 Retirement Age SCMP "Age is no barrier"
1 1 Feb, 2010 Political Reform SCMP "Dumb and Dumber"
 
The articles listed here are the original versions as submitted, prior to editing by the SCMP which also gave them the titles shown above. All from No.3 onwards were also carried in Chinese on the website of the Hong Kong Economic Journal a few days later.
 
Mike Rowse
email: mike@rowse.com.hk