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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to end national education row

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The furore over national education will hopefully come to an end. Both sides seem to have reached an amicable settlement in which the government was allowed a face-saving way to admit defeat. As announced by Anna Wu Hung-yuk, the head of the government� ...

  2. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Because we belonged to the entertainment business, the ritual involved oral sex, sexual intercourse and burning incense. This was a sort of Mao Shan style. A young model, ... expediency. The civil service is ... grounded on adherence to and respect for established rules and mechanisms. Brian Lo, deputy secretary for the civil service, in a letter to the Post, defending ...

  3. Counting down the seconds on tested Sino-N Korean ties

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Volumes of ink have been spilled on North Korea's intentions to go nuclear and its troubled relationship with its bigger communist brother, China. But I think none captures the essence of their unholy association better than the latest imaginary exchange between the world's leading communist states that has been circulating in the mainland's ...

  4. The evolution of HR as a force for evil

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Dilbert the cartoon strip has given human resources a deservedly bad reputation. But even its creator, Scott Adams, may have underestimated its full power and impact in the 21st ... by encouraging people to take excessive risks? Perhaps Dilbert needs to expand into political satire. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  5. Tsang walks the talk for two blocks

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo From the lacklustre government budget, something stands out: sudden official interest in electric cars. As head of a new committee, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will personally work to promote the green vehicles. This may be a herculean task: the city now has a whopping 31 private electric cars out of more than 400,000 registered vehicles on the streets. After ...

  6. Ancestral home knocked down to 1.5m yuan

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Actor Ray Lui Leung-wai (right) is nothing if not a patriot. As soon as he was told his ancestor's house in the city of Dongxing, Guangxi, had to make way for a project to expand a border checkpoint to Vietnam, he signed on. His uncle and cousin still live in the house, but the actor, who was born and grew up in Vietnam, never lived in it. Apparently his enthusiasm ...

  7. Has Legco president found a new role?

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is our newly elected Legco president, Tsang Yok-sing, moonlighting as a bit-part actor to supplement his income? Lawmakers are always complaining they are not paid enough, at least compared with senior civil servants who look down on them from a considerable height with their ridiculous salaries. So, perhaps Mr Tsang just needs to earn a little extra. An actor who ...

  8. Fancy a heavy dose of propaganda for your Easter holiday?

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Ancient sites, alluring natives, exotic markets - these are what you usually see in adverts for holiday tours. But industry leader Wing On Travel is breaking new ground with a tour to North Korea that will, no doubt, offer valuable lessons in history and geopolitics, or at least a heavy dose of state propaganda. For just HK$7,399 you can visit the hermetic communist ...

  9. My $100 says the government is too smart to censor

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... An anonymous group posted a full-page ad in Apple Daily on Monday warning that the government is planning to grant Commercial Radio a three-year licence instead of the usual 12 years. The paper in the same edition ran a report claiming top management at t ...


    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 ...




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