10 April 2010

Crossing Salisbury

2016-11-24T01:14:34+08:00April 10th, 2010|hiking, hong kong|11 Comments

As someone who makes a living partly from writing guidebooks, I was a natural choice to show a friend of a friend around on their brief stopover in Hong Kong recently. She was only in town for a few hours, so I met her at her hotel on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and planned to take her on a [...]

30 October 2009

No Minister & No, Minister: Mike Rowse tells his side of the story

2017-10-05T21:35:26+08:00October 30th, 2009|events, hong kong, media attention, new books|0 Comments

A new book out next week lifts the lid on a still-simmering political hot potato: In the depths of the 2003 SARS crisis, Mike Rowse (盧維思), a career Hong Kong civil servant, was handed the poisoned chalice of HarbourFest – intended to be (and which in many ways was) a psychological and commercial shot in the arm. Politics, as it [...]