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  1. Low inflation, weak dollar make HK cheaper for expats

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The cost of living in Hong Kong has dropped significantly thanks to a low inflation rate and the pegging of the dollar to the weakening American currency. In the latest survey ... Singapore (102) ranked 19, along with Hong Kong (111), is the only other Asian city to make it in the top 20 if the three Japanese cities are discounted. Beijing (87) ranks 44, Shanghai (86) came ...

  2. Hong Kong, the post-colonial poster child?

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Hong Kong is one of the few decolonised places in the world where talk of Western imperialism does not automatically inflame the kind of passions it does in many developing ... as the precondition for development. In matters of development and growth, we will do well to look to the East, rather than the West. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...


    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. City lovers slide further down the world league of inactivity

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Hong Kong's slide down a global scale of amorous activity has almost hit rock bottom. A study rates the city last but one for the number of times people have sex each year. While those in other countries have sex on average 103 times a year, Hongkongers only do so 79 times, the study by condom maker Durex found. This means the city is tied with Singapore at second ...

  5. 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'. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. When ignorance is bliss

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo After almost four years as Israel's top diplomat in Hong Kong, Eli Avidar is returning to Jerusalem with this observation. 'If Hong Kong's example were only ... the world. Alex Lo is a columnist and senior reporter at the Post ...

  10. Golden week expected to lack its usual lustre

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The May Day 'golden week' is likely to see an influx of 460,000 mainland tourists into Hong Kong, starting from Saturday. The Immigration Department forecast released yesterday projected this number of visitors between Saturday and May 9. It said the influx would be about the same as that during the Lunar Year holiday and last year's 'golden week'. ...




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