Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, May 23, 2015   




Fate of illegally hidden boy in balance
A 67-year-old grandmother was arrested yesterday when she turned herself in, saying she had illegally hidden her 12-year-old mainland- born grandson for nine years in Hong Kong.

Money in wrong hands creates nothing good
Most people mistake capital for money. No, money alone is not capital. Business owners use money to buy machines and employ workers, but these alone are not enough to make profit.

Innovate or pay the price
Hong Kong lost the top spot to neighboring Shenzhen in the latest Chinese Academy of Social Sciences report on comprehensive competitiveness of various cities in the country.

Taking a walk down our memory lanes
Paul Chan Chi-yuen told me he fell in love with traveling after finishing his studies in Britain, and has been to more than 80 countries in the past decade or so.

21 tests for easy money crowd
Mainland hot money is gushing into Hong Kong, with part of it going into blue chips and the rest into second- or third-tier stocks in an unusually aggressive manner.

Celebrate Buddha with the seven treasures
With the approach of Buddha's birthday on Monday, friends have asked me about the appropriate gemstone to wear for the series of religious events scheduled for the public holiday.

Rational debate wins the day
The grand final of the annual Sing Tao Inter- School Debating Competition at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium arena on Friday drew a lineup of prominent guests.

Spot of bother over final resting places
In last week's column, we mentioned that Sun Yat-sen wanted to be buried in Nanjing due to the precious feng shui of Mount Zilin.



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