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  1. Governments find legitimacy in crises

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Natural disasters cause all kinds of trouble for governments, but the deepest challenge is political. The most devastating ones reduce people to a state of raw nature, ... fundamental political questions. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  2. Public lacks stomach for food and politics

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Most people like to savour a good dish. Some develop a taste for cooking. It is impossible, however, to be a true foodie without knowing something about ingredients, spices ... of interest', Mr Lee wrote a magazine food column and gathered a cult following among housewives. That's class. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  3. Kind soul braves No8 typhoon, 4-metre fences to save puppy

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's a heart-warming tale that rather restores your faith in humanity. But it began rather inauspiciously. The story started on a really dark and stormy night - a typhoon was approaching and the No8 warning was about to be issued - when Sarah Rippetoe (pictured right) hopped in her car and drove to the top of The Peak. Under thick, low clouds and pouring rain, she climbed ...

  4. Where else in the world would a car owner want such a plate? Or a 'tsunami' dinner?

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo An alert reader was recently on a night out with his lovely wife, going from Wan Chai to Kowloon City and generally sucking in the weird atmosphere that is Hong Kong and the endearing eccentricities of its inhabitants. They spotted a BMW parked in a side street in the Naughty District that was crying out to be photographed with its number plate (pictured). 'Where ...

  5. Quotes of The Week

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Husbands would like their wives to go out more to know what's going on outside, to make themselves look prettier at home. Husbands will run away if their wives become unattractive after being kept at home. Taiwan's chief negotiator on cross-strait issues, Chiang Pin-kung, comparing his idea of ideal wives to Taiwanese investors who venture out to the mainland ...

  6. Bad-science aftershocks continue to jolt

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Left to its own devices, shoddy research has a way of eventually being discarded by the internal, self-critical processes of science. But shoddy science, once reported in the news, ... of a team that published a 'stress analysis' of the Sichuan quake. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  7. Imitation, the highest form of flattery, but was it coincidence or plagiarism?

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Has the venerable British weekly The Economist come out with a Chinese edition? It certainly looks that way with this week's Eastweek (pictured). Both news magazines ran their cover stories on the worldwide financial meltdown, with the same picture of a vortex drowning everyone. But The Economist came out late last month. Perhaps the coincidence just signals ...

  8. A scientific hunger for feeding the people

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Zhang Jianhua grew up as a farm boy on the mainland. The plant physiologist understands what it is like to go hungry. The hardships of China's 800 million farmers today ... to educate themselves about. Professor Zhang is one of those rare scientists. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  9. Animal rights group Peta offers Sharon Stone a brain scan

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Peta, the animal-rights group, has offered to scan US actress and fur lover Sharon Stone's brain to determine whether her comments and actions that seem to demonstrate a lack of empathy are the result of a physical defect. Comments by Stone (left) about bad karma being a possible cause of the Sichuan earthquake infuriated people in China and led to a public ...

  10. When Alex stormed HK

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins may be gone but memories of his outrageous talents and his equally outrageous behaviour left a lasting legacy in Hong Kong. Fans, friends and associates, who came to know him during his heyday in the 80s, will never forget the mercurial Northern Irishman who left an indelible mark wherever he played. The two-time world champion died last ...




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