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  1. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Ghosts and goblins are not scary. Li Ka-shing and the top management of Cafe de Coral are the real man-eating devils Father Thomas Law Kwok-fai, who sparked a furore with controversial remarks about how rich people exploit the public in Hong Kong. Some politicians... want to turn it into turf and raise lambs and rams and cattle. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, ...

  2. Emission estimate is probably right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo China has apparently exceeded the United States as the world's number one emitter of greenhouse gases. But how do they know? To really determine that properly, would you not have to measure emissions from every landfill, vehicle, production plant and animal in a country? Not necessarily. When the United Nations reported this week that Kyoto Protocol signatory ...

  3. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo My political wisdom told me such forums would only turn into squabbles and personal attacks which damage accountants' professional image. Today's occasion proved my political wisdom. Francis Yim Ting-wai, a low-profile candidate for the accountancy functional constituency in next month's Legco election, explaining why he excused himself from candidate ...

  4. Quality counts

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Fong

    ... Alex Fong Hong Kong's ranking of 71st in a global quality-of-living survey this year had the community up in arms. Regional rival Singapore secured 28th position in a table dominated ... In Mercer's companion index of 'eco-cities'- which includes waste removal, air pollution and traffic congestion- Singapore ranked 22nd and Hong Kong finished 142nd. In another ratings survey ...

  5. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Singapore appears to have finally achieved its dream of being better than Hong Kong at something. The Lion City was yesterday named the most desirable destination ... say, the world's most boring city. And according to Lee Quane, regional director for ECA- which, incidentally, has its Asian office in Sheung Wan, not Singapore- being boring might ...

  6. A scientific hunger for feeding the people

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Zhang Jianhua grew up as a farm boy on the mainland. The plant physiologist understands what it is like to go hungry. The hardships of China's 800 million farmers today ... to educate themselves about. Professor Zhang is one of those rare scientists. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  7. Making sense of it all

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The row over the credibility of scientific data compiled by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and scientists at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East ... Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  8. One man's meat...

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo I often wake up with a bad back from sleeping in prolonged contorted positions to make space for my dogs and cats on my bed. My wife and I keep three dogs and five cats. We ... position to take is to stop eating meat altogether. There is an overwhelming case for vegetarianism. Alas, I still eat meat. The spirit is willing, but the flesh, so to speak, is weak. Alex Lo ...

  9. China's perilous pursuit of petroleum

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo China is undergoing its first oil shock. For the two previous ones, in the 1970s, the country was too economically backward to experience their full effects, as it was still ... and liberty. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  10. China's problems once again become the problems of the world, naturally

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo In the past fortnight, our beloved motherland has made it back onto the front covers of major American news magazines. The cover of Time has Chairman Mao Zedong donning a suit with Louis Vuitton labels. US News and World Report poses 'The China Challenge', with the fairly predictable sub-head, 'What the awakening giant will mean for America'. Even our ...




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