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    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo 'A dog jumps higher because it knows it can eat the biscuit by doing so. Hong Kong people have lost their fighting and entrepreneurial spirits. It's because they have been fed too many dog biscuits.' Raymond Wu Wai-yung, Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, drawing a canine analogy rarely used since the early days of British ...

  2. Moose on the loose heads back home

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... This is my last column for six weeks. Your humble scribe is taking the wife and kids to Canada, our real home, for the summer. I couldn't find a namesake to substitute for me, so my boss and the angriest man on this side of Hong Kong Island, Quinton ...


    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo 'It's the rest of China, stupid.' Tony Eason, writing in a letter to the Post on demands for universal suffrage in Hong Kong 'I read [Taiwanese novelist] Qiong Yao in early secondary school, and the boys said I was a sexually perverted homosexual. I now read Playboy, but you can't say Victor Fung must be ham sup [lusty]. Come on, look ...

  4. With academic rivals, it appears all bets are off

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Lingnan University vice-president Nyaw Mee-kau is $100,000 out of pocket - that is, if he is a man of integrity and keeps his promise. On Thursday, the distinguished scholar wrote a lengthy critique in the Hong Kong Economic Journal against a recent surve ...

  5. Wanted: uplifting name to match new drug

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Fancy $5,000? Try coming up with an arousing Chinese name for a new anti-impotence drug called Levitra. The drug's makers, Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline, are offering the award in Hong Kong. 'My name/Your sex life,' the advert says. It doesn� ...


    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo 'Vomiting was part and parcel of the event. It helped weed out some of the earlier competitors.' Event director Colin Lim, explaining how 33 competing couples were reduced to 19- including two from Hong Kong- at the end of a seven-day stay in cable cars on Singapore's Sentosa Island- 'Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is the answer, ...

  7. Sino-Thai pact a boost for secondary carriers

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo China has sealed an open-skies agreement with Thailand, the most popular international tourism destination for mainlanders, which will allow an unlimited number of passenger ... traffic rights, allowing carriers from both sides to fly onwards to third countries, such as Singapore or Malaysia, both popular destinations for mainlanders. Peter Harbison, managing director ...

  8. HK in sky marshal talks with America

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Discussions are under way between Hong Kong and the US over the possible deployment of armed sky marshals on flights to the US from Chek Lap Kok airport. Officials from Cathay ... opposition to armed marshals, their use may be inevitable as Australia and Singapore have already agreed with the US directive, while Britain is expected to follow suit. Aviation consultant Jim Eckes ...

  9. HK airlines will push for more routes on mainland

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Officials to ask for a new open skies agreement in Beijing talks next month The central government will be asked to fully open up the mainland market to Hong Kong airlines when ... concluded expanded agreements with Singapore, Japan and Australia. By comparison, access to mainland cities from Hong Kong remains tightly governed by an air services arrangement largely put ...

  10. Let's not get lost in transit

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... is Taiwan, Singapore or, in particular, the mainland. And the aviation industry itself - from the 45,000 people who work at Chek Lap Kok each day, to freight forwarders who help feed overseas demand ... to 195 flights to the mainland each week. Singapore has shown a 41 per cent rise to 111 flights. The figures appear to be ringing alarm bells at Cathay, but Mr Hui says they must be viewed ...




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