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  1. 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 ...

  3. 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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    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 ...

  5. Vox Pop

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... of the government's Auxiliary Medical Service team. But I also like to travel, usually Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand and if I have more time, Japan and South Korea.' Cindy Pang Sui-fong, investment ... fond of travelling too, and Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are the destinations of choice.' Ada Poon Hoi-yee, finance 'The way to relax and reduce stress is to go surfing at Tai ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. 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, ...

  9. Despite Singapore's GDP lead, it's not as enviable as it seems

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com While we were worrying needlessly about Shanghai eating our lunch, we've been overtaken by Singapore Monitor column February 1, 2012 My colleague Tom Holland pointed out an interesting statistic in the Monitor column the other day. Singapore just pipped Hong Kong last year in the size of its gross domestic product. I can make ...

  10. 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 ...




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