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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... The incident has rightly caused outrage. Animal lovers and rights campaigners laid flowers and put up banners at Fanling station where the stray was struck by a train on Wednesday. An online campaign ... justified to cause a delay until it was evacuated. The MTR is still world-class despite all its problems. Alas, showing greater flexibility and humanity would have made it an even better company. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Spinning yarns and creating fictions

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:57am by Alex Lo

    ... and we do the same thing with human rights, and we do the same thing with money," all of which, like limited liability companies, are ingenious inventions that only "exist as a figment ... of course, not new. Georg Simmel, the sociologist, said the same thing about money. No serious political philosophers believe DNA is what endows us with human or democratic rights. Richard Dawkins, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590402/spinning-yarns-and-creating-fictions
  4. Comment - MY TAKE

    Beijing's problem in Hong Kong is not foreign interference but Western ideas

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... Western policymakers and pundits who are far more realistic about Hong Kong vis-à-vis China. Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, the Civic Party chairwoman, thinks human rights are universal and inalienable. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594919/beijings-problem-hong-kong-not-foreign-interference-western-ideas
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to hold a political reform summit

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time to hold a political reform summit Both sides are now blaming each other for the chaos and mayhem over the weekend. Given the extraordinary and persistently large crowds and the heavy-handed police response, they are both right about each other. All sides share responsibility for what happened. However, our immediate concern, especially when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1604102/time-chief-executive-leung-chun-ying-hold-political-reform
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Leung Chun-ying, reach out and meet the Hong Kong students

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by Alex Lo

    ... moment. In such situations, it's human to want to hide, or at least only appear in carefully choreographed events. But you are a leader. While we may not have a Tiananmen moment, we do face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1601252/leung-chun-ying-reach-out-and-meet-hong-kong-students
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's Chris Patten against David Cameron on Hong Kong, not Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... to be gained fighting China over Hong Kong and prefers to further his country's trade and commercial interests with the country- hence nary a word about the city or China's human rights when ... integrity and sincerity are beyond reproach. But they are talking past each other. Tung is a state leader and is merely putting a human face to the harsh reform package handed down by the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585313/its-chris-patten-against-david-cameron-hong-kong-not-tung
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Independence is way, way overrated for the likes of Scotland

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... with the right conditions. The per capita income of the West Bank, which has essentially accepted peace with Israel, is 95 per cent higher than Gaza's. The "one country, two systems" of Hong Kong and Macau is some kind of medium devolution, and we could have maxed it out if we had more competent political leaders and played our cards right. Now we are in danger of going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1599017/independence-way-way-overrated-likes-scotland
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to stop exploiting Hong Kong's street cleaners

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by Alex Lo

    ... the cleaners never accrue Mandatory Provident Fund rights and sick and pay leave beyond the period of the contract. Our reporter wrote that "the department declined to explain why the street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1599737/its-time-stop-exploiting-hong-kongs-street-cleaners
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Give the Chinese their due place in the second world war fight against Japan

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by Alex Lo

    ... 30. Meanwhile, there is a new official textbook for fifth-graders on the Nanking massacre. Remembering Japan's imperialism and atrocities is necessary, especially when Japanese right-wing groups have been busy rewriting their country's wartime past. But when history becomes a weapon, or a propaganda tool, it's difficult to remain a human science or a scholarly art ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584657/give-chinese-their-due-place-second-world-war-fight-against

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