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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind of coconut convention, in the Plaza Hotel. Even before the keynote speaker rose, the delegates were rallied to their theme by a preliminary exhorter who urged them to 'think coconut', ...

  2. No need for shouting at your own people

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com With animosity like this, we don't need racism. We used to despise mainlanders because they were poor country bumpkins. Now we hate them because they are too rich. Pregnant mainlanders take up all the beds in local maternity wards; mainland speculators push up property prices, making homes unaffordable for locals. On the mainland side, we used ...


    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Far from muting opposition voices, the government actively encourages debate and participation in policy formulation. There is full freedom to voice dissenting opinions, ... consul-general of Singapore in Hong Kong, in a letter to the Post. 'After two hours in the air, I felt really claustrophobic and had an anxiety attack... My driver in economy class told me ...

  4. HK may be polluted, but its liberal attitudes are a winner

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland In an opinion piece carried in Wednesday's edition of the South China Morning Post, the head of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Alex Fong, bemoaned the city's dismal performance in international quality-of-living surveys. In particular, he lamented Hong Kong's poor showing relative to Singapore. He needn't be quite so concerned. ...

  5. New look at an old way of thinking

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Talk about ancient Chinese thought! New Age followers and serious thinkers alike find guidance and inspiration in its millennial insights. No less an authority than Yan Xuetong, the great mainland politics scholar and dean of Tsinghua University's Institute of Modern International Relations, has vouched for its authenticity and originality. ...

  6. Not much sympathy for the unfairer sex

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's tough to be a man in Hong Kong. At least, that's the impression you get from reading a new study by the Equal Opportunities Commission on gender stereotyping and its impact on men. We poor guys build our self-image and esteem on earning more than women and keeping them in their place. The thing is, we have problems finding our own place ...

  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. Sign in Chinese, a first for NZ, pays tribute to migrant community

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Perhaps it is a sign of Beijing's rising influence. A public street in New Zealand has been given a Chinese name for the first time in the land of the kiwi. The New Zealand Herald reported that a street on the Kapiti coast carries a bilingual street sign in Chinese and English. 'Jean Hing Place [pictured] can be seen in the town of Otaki on the North ...

  9. Man displays his patriotism- on his head

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Don't think your average mainlander doesn't care about Hong Kong. Ten years later, the handover still provokes strong patriotic feelings. This man, for example, had the back of his head shaved to commemorate the event. It says: 'Celebrate Hong Kong's handover, its 10th anniversary.' A barber in Kaifeng, Henan province, did the job for 100 yuan. ...

  10. Vox Pop

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... of the government's Auxiliary Medical Service team. But I also like to travel, usually Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand and if I have more time, Japan and South Korea.' Cindy Pang Sui-fong, investment ... fond of travelling too, and Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are the destinations of choice.' Ada Poon Hoi-yee, finance 'The way to relax and reduce stress is to go surfing at Tai ...




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