India’s water crisis deepens

While the world praises India’s development, the country’s acquifirs have been significantly depleted of water in the last several years.  Water is being pumped from wells at a much faster rate than it is replenished by rainfall. India’s diminishing...

Success still a long shot for women in Hong Kong

Hong Kong women are celebrated for their style, glamour and a certain je ne sais quoi that is commonly perceived to result from the power of their purse. But even though women are freer, more educated, and enjoy more legal protection than they did just 20 years ago,...

Will Asian countries impose a carbon tax?

Since China was declared the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2006, talk in international economic circles has revolved around the wisdom behind imposing a tax on carbon heavy industry. Marathon Oil’s CFO sees carbon taxes becoming a reality...

Will 2010 be an explosive year for China?

At the outset of every new year, one begins to speculate on how the days will unfold and how one’s dreams and desires will play out. In Hong Kong, people look not only at the fact that we are in January of 2010 but also that we are on the eve of a new Chinese...

Earth Day Inspiration

What I love about Earth Day is the inspiration. The opportunity to love the planet by bonding with it, writing about it and getting back into my garden. Not that this is something that I cannot do any other day of the year, quite frankly….but I love the excuse. ...