Hong Kong and Singapore are rivals on many fronts. The two former British colonies compete for everything from tourist dollars to stockmarket listings and the right to host the regional headquarters of international corporations.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Real life is never good enough for Hollywood when it comes to making movies that are said to be "based on a true story". "Based" is a slippery word, which allows the screenwriter a gilt-edged licence to distort, often when the real heroes are not American.
Friday, January 04, 2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
THE Chinese Communist Party (CCP) must have smelt revolution in the air. Its new disciplinary chief Wang Qishan has urged party members to read Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old Regime And The Revolution, the French historian's treatise on the 1789 French Revolution.