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    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 ...

  2. A foil for the West without even trying

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The world is obsessed with China, Chris Patten recently observed in a China Daily interview. But, despite routine critical reportage on the country, he has said ... things so differently that we inevitably pose as a foil or challenge to the West by merely existing. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  3. 'Spider Woman' sparks debate about treatment of domestic helpers

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo She has been dubbed 'Spider Woman of Macau' and has provoked rather fierce debates in that city's blogosphere and newspapers. Some posts blasted her callous employers; others say they want to hire her, given her devotion to the job. It's not clear whether the latter group was being compassionately ironic or just mean. The picture was taken recently ...

  4. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Standard Chartered is like Cecilia Cheung [Pak-chi], who grabbed all the applause and attention as the first to speak out; HSBC is like Ah Gil [Gillian Chung Yan-tung], who not being careful, rather achieved the opposite result. Stock commentator Agnes Wu Man-ching, comparing HSBC's much-criticised delay in raising capital to the bungled TV interview of the Twins ...

  5. The admiral's reach in the US Pacific Command stretches far and wide

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo While the Pentagon's Asia-Pacific commander was in Hong Kong, he was busy handing out a pamphlet explaining the US Pacific Command. On one side is a map showing the vast geographic areas for which Admiral Timothy Keating's command is responsible. Besides a lot of sea, there is the whole of China and Mongolia, which also fall under his responsibility. We ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. A costly lesson: there's nothing to learn

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Like any big city, Hong Kong has many problems, large and small, that require local solutions. But as soon as our government bureaucrats and lawmakers get round to tackling them, ... is native experience, and independent and critical intelligence to address local problems, not aping what foreigners have done. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and using these abandoned factories. Dennis Lee Ying-hui, Sheung Shui Lady Gaga given too little credit I think that Alex Lo's somewhat cynical take on the Lady Gaga pop cultural phenomenon ... ourselves at a serious competitive disadvantage to Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok or other places in Asia. In those cities, the children of international businesspeople are given a wealth ...

  10. 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. ...




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