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  1. 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 ...

  2. Excellence in film, mediocrity in spelling

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

    ... with Alex Lo The Asian Film Awards is the city's annual flagship event to celebrate the regional movie industry, so it is only natural to expect extra care would have gone into producing its multilingual website. But, in typical Hong Kong fashion, organisers managed to come up with some surprises on the opening page: 'Celebrating Exellence (sic) in Cinema'. ...

  3. Henry Tang gets in a spin on the facts

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

    ... with Alex Lo If our chief secretary can't remember them all, the rest of us may be forgiven for being ungrateful. The motherland has been doing so much for Hong Kong during this economic crisis that even Henry Tang Ying-yen got a bit confused about what's what this week. As Premier Wen Jiabao recently told Hong Kong, 'The motherland will always be Hong ...

  4. An errant husband's very public plea for forgiveness

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A man put out an intriguing public notice in several leading newspapers this week to apologise to his wife. His purpose? To swear before the people of Hong Kong that he will never visit another prostitute in his lifetime, or he will die 'without a burial place'. The quarter-page ad in at least two of the largest-circulation newspapers cost at least ...

  5. Parents wise up to school geography lessons

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The government has been driven by nothing but good intentions in its education reforms, but the exercise has become a textbook case of the law of unintended consequences. By dividing Hong Kong into geographic 'school nets', students are pretty m ...

  6. Our very public obsession

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Speaking of soccer, some 2,800 fans - some having camped in line for up to four days - were in the queue for the Real Madrid exhibition match when tickets went on sale on Thursday. This got me thinking about Hong Kong's soccer obsession, specifically ...

  7. Luxury market's speedy rebound

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan The speed of the rebound in the luxury property market in Hong Kong has taken industry professionals, owners and investors by surprise. Contrary to the normal ... in terms of size or quality,' said Simon Lo, director of research and advisory at Colliers. Average serviced apartment rents fell 5.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... beginning to appear. Supposed neutrals Indonesia and Malaysia are now leaning towards the US. Singapore, as a US strategic partner, and the Philippines, as a US ally, are already there. Thailand ... may now be going its own way and Malaysia's position is becoming increasingly ambiguous. Indonesia and Singapore have attempted to play mediating roles between China and the Philippines ...

  9. United Airlines gives post-Sars campaign a lift

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... flight between Hong Kong and Singapore on October 26. Mr Tilton said the move to promote the city was a gesture from United to acknowledge the importance of Hong Kong and Asia to the airline ... three of its four daily flights into and out of Hong Kong - to Chicago, San Francisco and Singapore - maintaining only its daily Hong Kong-Tokyo service. Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, a legislator ...

  10. Funding crucial to the plot for film industry

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... and Singapore. Hong Kong can also access the huge and cost-effective production capabilities that China offers, and the years of experience, creativity, technology, and movie-making talent that Hong Kong ... extent Singapore, companies cannot enjoy. What the Hong Kong movie industry needs is a more systematic approach to movie-making. Gone are the days of hasty and sloppy movie making, and milking ...




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