Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

by John Batten As much as I wish it, not much will change after the Chief Executive election. The clearest indicator that it will be business as usual is seeing who are the new appointees to Hong Kong’s most coveted networking opportunities: sitting on government advisory boards and committees. The immediate appointments will be ‘non-official’ members sitting alongside government ministers on the Executive Council. If these advisory committee appointments carry […]

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by John Batten On the 150th anniversary of its original publication I recently read Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment for the first time. It was a book that had been in my unread book pile for too-long – its anniversary prodded me to read it. It is a unique crime novel, not a ‘whodunit’, because the reader knows at the beginning that the novel’s key character, the poor agitated student […]

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