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Update from Hemlock

The Filial Piety Tour would normally begin with a gathering of cousins amid the eccentric and anecdotally inbred mountain-folk of darkest Appalachia, or possibly in the luxuriant and genteel surroundings of greater Washington DC. But for 2012, one part of … Continue reading

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This day in history

Ten years ago today…   Tue, 28 May 2002 Accompany the Big Boss on a courtesy visit to the Census and Statistics Department.  Lots of bowing and scraping from civil service flunkies who imagine the Chairman and CEO of S-Meg … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

On the top floor of S-Meg Tower, in the heart of Asia’s throbbing international financial centre, the Big Boss absent-mindedly sifts through the morning pile of ‘incoming’. In a modern, Western corporation, a personal assistant would toss away the junk … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

The mood on the Mid-Levels Escalator this morning is one of unabashed exhilaration, as Hongkongers of all ages glide down the hill to IFC Mall to pay tribute to everyone’s favourite cute and cuddly pickled prehistoric pachyderm. Children, having tossed … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

The mood on the Mid-Levels Escalator this morning is one of mildly restrained smirking, as Hong Kong’s disfranchised, tax-paying middle class glides down to the heart of Asia’s leading international financial hub while enjoying the priceless looks on the faces … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

On the top floor of S-Meg Tower, deep in the bustling heart of Asia’s dynamic financial hub, the minions, managers and monarchical Chairman and Chief Executive of Hong Kong’s 37th biggest family-run conglomerate are all, in their own way, trying … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

On the top floor of S-Meg Tower, in the throbbing central business district of Asia’s leading international financial hub, the morning begins in the Company Gwailo’s lair with a slow sip of oolong and a relaxing moment admiring the majestic … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

On the top floor of S-Meg Tower, deep in the heart of the central business district of Asia’s most throbbing and pulsating international financial hub, a spotty, greasy-haired youngish man in unfashionable spectacles struggles to type on a computer keyboard … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

It is almost 24 hours to the minute since I became trapped in this elevator at the new Government Headquarters at Tamar. I had a quiet night spent dozing on the floor, sipping occasionally from my Hello Kitty water bottle … Continue reading

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Update from Hemlock

The morning starts with my first visit to the new Government Headquarters at Tamar. I have been looking forward to seeing Rocco Yim’s newly opened HK$5.5 billion complex and its amusing-sounding teething problems. The two towers joined by a crossbar … Continue reading

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