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 [...]

6 May 2009

Welcome to the Hotel Hysteria

2016-11-24T01:14:47+08:00May 6th, 2009|hong kong|2 Comments

To the Metropark Hotel in Wan Chai, ground zero for Hong Kong's swine flu panic, to make delivery of a consignment of English-language books for those poor overseas travellers confined to their lodgings for a week. They may have seen precious little of Hong Kong during their stay, but at least they'll be able to read about it, and I'm [...]