…discover what people here still enjoy and relish; what, in short, helps them keep faith in the future of Hong Kong
Brexit, the Morning After In London it was cool, clear and sunny early in the morning of Friday 24 June as the Brexiteers celebrated their ‘Independence Day’. The pound plunged, global stock markets reeled, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to step down in October, and the challenges of splitting from the EU confronted […]
In some respects the SCMP is akin to an old piece of furniture in the corner of a room. It is taken for granted, treated with varying degrees of respect but generally judged to be useful on those rare occasions its utility is questioned.
The special attraction of South Africa is value. Recently, the local currency, the rand, has depreciated by around 60 per cent.
Once, at a tasting to which I had been invited, I was unable to detect the pencil shavings which I was assured distinguished the contents of my glass. The day following, I bought a pencil (I can never find one at home), plus a sharpener and went to work.