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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... university elders are so cowed by our young pan-democrat Red Guards that they are going out of their way to express support for them over class boycotts as part of Occupy Central. Some lecturers ... or the Hong Kong government, fine, go protest outside the liaison office or in Admiralty. Go occupy Central or Mong Kok. But do it in your own time. Law lecturer Benny Tai Yiu-ting once told me he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
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    Storm in a teacup for big Hong Kong egos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... provider", and Cheng's station to end "that cooperation" between them? Ho and Cheng certainly don't mince words: "We consider the anti-Occupy Central march, in which Mr Ng ... Radio sacked Li Wei-ling, the former current affairs programme host. Now, Edward Chin Chi-kin, a core member of Occupy Central, is the latest cause célèbre for press freedom after the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586204/storm-teacup-big-hong-kong-egos
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    Are some Hong Kong pan-democrats stepping away from the brink?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by Alex Lo

    ... Hong Kong people may be adopting this particular foreign influence. No less a pan-democrat than Benny Tai Yiu-ting, the co-founder of Occupy Central, has made that assessment and appears to be having second thoughts about really occupying Central after Beijing handed down a hardline election reform package that surprised even many of its local supporters. He admitted to Bloomberg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584020/are-some-hong-kong-pan-democrats-stepping-away-brink
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... and violence. Until recently, the Hong Kong Police Force was seen as apolitical too. But the brouhaha that has been going on between the Occupy Central movement and their equally vehement opponents ... of the Occupy Central issue. This is alarming. Different groups staging rallies for and against police is not unusual. But when police officers openly join the debate on a political issue, they run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566483/occupy-central-issue-putting-police-impartiality-under
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he pitches to business leaders in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: "Occupy Central would cause serious disruption and hurt business, and you have a very high cost to pay for that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
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    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting all tangled up in numbers There we go again over the numbers game. Police said about 111,000 people took part in the protest against Occupy Central on Sunday. This is more than its estimate of 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. The University of Hong Kong public opinion programme put the number at between 79,000 and 88,000, roughly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576288/hong-kong-protesters-police-get-all-tangled-numbers-game
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    Hong Kong is strong enough to survive Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong can surely survive Occupy Cities are amazing and complex human constructs. They have defined civilisations and may be the greatest engines of economic ... by international investors and China's leaders. Really, mini-riots outside the legislature and a jam in Central led by some two-bit academics are not going to ruin us. Any great city goes through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540490/hong-kong-strong-enough-survive-occupy-central
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    Benny Tai's reprehensible mutiny call to police

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Benny Tai's reprehensible mutiny call So much for occupying Central with peace and love! The originator of the civil disobedience movement has revealed his ... Tai Yiu-ting, said officers should question their superiors' orders in the event they were asked to remove Occupy protesters by force. "When Occupy Central does happen, I hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1554263/benny-tais-reprehensible-mutiny-call-police
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    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... so. Political passions are running high. That is all the more reason to try to calm things down. We need to avoid igniting the powder keg created by Occupy Central and its supporters. ... emphasis of this or that proposal. No matter what's in the cards, Occupy Central will find an excuse to go ahead. And it is under pressure to do it either this month or next when the kids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
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    Ming Pao editorial director had to make tough call on July 1 protest

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... launched Occupy Central trial run; police ready to clear area". The presses started running. But after 3.20am, Lui received reports that police had moved in and started removing protesters. ... headline became: "Hundreds in Occupy Central trial run; police started operation to clear area". The new sub-headline was: "July 1 rally- number [of participants] reached a 10-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546101/ming-pao-editorial-director-had-make-tough-call-july-1

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