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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. The new Japan?

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

    ... Alex Lo Beijing doesn't do failure, and that is what makes the nation's future scarier every time it dodges a bullet. It looks like it's tempting fate. Confidence breeds ... book, China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation. Will Beijing be able to do it again - this time to learn from, and avoid, Japan's mistakes? Alex Lo is a senior writer ...

  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. Macau's disciplined forces mourn the loss of an adult discipline

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Macau's disciplined forces are having a serious crisis, but it has nothing to do with law and order or the economic downturn. An internet forum widely used by members of the forces - which include police, fire and other services - has recently changed its name and address, and cancelled its most popular service - its adult-content section. Given the kind ...

  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 ...


    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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    HK activists no heroes in Diaoyus dispute

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Nationalists no heroes in islands dispute "The Bull" must be in seventh heaven. Tsang Kin-shing, who inherited the nickname from his father, has become a national hero as he enters the Legco election race next month. Mainland newspapers have splashed photos of him and his associates earlier this month confronting Japanese coastguards to plant ...

  9. Singapore's self-image as corruption-free state on trial

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lifestyle- these cases figure among the recent spate of corruption arrests that have come to dominate the headlines in Singapore. Even for a place known for being among the most corruption-free ... is it that the accused are some of the city state's most high-profile public figures. After all, those netted in the past include the director of a major Singapore charity, the National Kidney Foundation, ...

  10. Lo confident Caroliners will stick to winning ways in AFC Cup

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa South China are looking for their third AFC Cup match win in a row when they take on Malaysian visitors Johor FC in group F at Mong Kok Stadium tonight. 'We must win it, especially as this is a home match,' said South China convener Steven Lo Kit-sing. 'We need to take the three points to boost our hopes of finishing top of the group, which would give us ...




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