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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Little hope for progress without visionary politicians

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Little hope for progress without vision As a Cantonese saying goes, rice cooked by the aunt next door is always tastier. That may be why people always ... In Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the powers that be usually single out Singapore. There are many similarities and its "executive-led" government can only make our government salivate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1090720/little-hope-progress-without-visionary-politicians
  2. MTR's mis-carriage of justice

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The Mass Transit Rail seems to have taken a few lessons from Singapore and is bent on making us all well-behaved little boys and girls. It turns out the $2,000 fine for rushing at train doors when they are closing is just the tip of the iceberg. There are in fact 42 offences - a complete exercise in Pavlovian behavioural modifications - under MTR bylaws, each punishable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425583/mtrs-mis-carriage-justice
  3. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I read with despair the reaction of some Hong Kong people to the new express rail link. I think Hongkongers have been given too much freedom of speech. Robert Shen from Singapore, in a letter to the Post It's hard to say when we will break even - we need to move the goalpost all the time. Hong Kong Disneyland managing director Andrew Kam Min-ho, saying the criteria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704430/quotes-week
  4. Sex may be only twice a week and unadventurous, but HK is happy

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Hongkongers have sex infrequently and are among the least sexually adventurous, yet most of them are happy with their love lives, condom-maker Durex's annual world sex survey shows. The average Hongkonger has sex 103 times a year, fourth from the bottom but still higher than Sweden (102), Malaysia (100) and Singapore (96). All the other 30 countries surveyed rated higher than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428972/sex-may-be-only-twice-week-and-unadventurous-hk-happy
  5. Windows rival wins official backing

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... HK follows mainland in promoting Linux computer system A year after the mainland declared support for the Linux computer operating system, the Hong Kong government has launched its own campaign to promote its adoption by business and the public sector. The campaign mirrors government-backed Linux promotions in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428212/windows-rival-wins-official-backing
  6. Linux wins official backing in HK

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A year after the mainland declared support for the Linux computer operating system, the Hong Kong government has launched its own campaign to promote its adoption by business and the public sector. The campaign mirrors government-backed Linux promotions in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, India and the Philippines. Unlike the proprietary Microsoft Windows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428224/linux-wins-official-backing-hk
  7. Immersing yourself in your job can be lethal

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... or no experience with deadly microbes and often take a cavalier attitude towards lab infection control. This has already happened. A 27-year-old doctoral student in Singapore came down with Sars last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429988/immersing-yourself-your-job-can-be-lethal
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Level playing field will help the poor

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A level playing field will help the poor Poverty is not just about social welfare. Such a welfare view provides at best a narrow perspective of the real battle. Yet, given the bureaucratic nature of the government, it's inevitable officials from the chief secretary downwards would think only of social welfare policies when it comes to addressing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1321769/level-playing-field-will-help-poor
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Jumping up and down about poverty "Poverty" is politics. I put it in quotations because it is exactly like "democracy", a highly contested term that can mean anything depending on your ideology and vested interest. Of course it is also about economics, education and social conditions. But let's just focus on one glaring feature from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  10. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Hall of Uselessness, by Simon Leys

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys New York Review Books 4 stars Alex Lo The fox knows many things, according to Isaiah Berlin, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. If so, Pierre Ryckmans, better known to the reading public as Simon Leys, is a rare hybrid. He knows one really big thing, China, but judging by this eclectic collection of essays spanning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1313796/book-review-hall-uselessness-simon-leys

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