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  1. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Because we belonged to the entertainment business, the ritual involved oral sex, sexual intercourse and burning incense. This was a sort of Mao Shan style. A young model, ... expediency. The civil service is ... grounded on adherence to and respect for established rules and mechanisms. Brian Lo, deputy secretary for the civil service, in a letter to the Post, defending ...


    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Regina, we hardly knew you. I have changed my mind about the former security secretary. Maybe there really is a silent majority out there, or at least a fair number, who supported Regina 'Broom-head' Ip Lau Suk-yee. Legions of hidden fans and se ...

  3. A good leader doesn't need a rule book

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When in doubt, set up an expert panel to investigate and propose guidelines. That seems to be the playbook the world over for officials taking too much public heat. It buys time, changes the subject and by the time the panel comes up with anything months later, everyone may have lost interest. This time-honoured exercise is especially risk-free ...

  4. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Alex Lo Politics has been foul... we have a bit of a problem with the budget, but John [Tsang Chun-wah] is taking care of that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, complaining about increasingly confrontational politics at a Foreign Correspondents' Club cocktail If monkeys won't go, I go A music student who quit her postgraduate study at Taiwan's National Sun ...


    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Susan Sprengeler

    ... with Alex Lo 'Who would chop down 180 trees for a joke?' University of Hong Kong tree expert Jim Chi-yung, who was puzzled and angered by the felling of 188 trees inside Tai Lam Country Park in an apparently well-planned act of vandalism. 'It will certainly be difficult to swallow- why, this bow tie is so shallow and has no filling. I am sure it is difficult ...


    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'On the first day, participants have to watch 14 hours of the drama as a slow start... [By] the fourth day, participants have to watch 21 hours of the drama from 8am until 5am.' Ray Yuen Kai-leung, ATV deputy controller of programme operations, explaining the rules of a marathon viewing contest for a new Korean drama, Woman's World, with a $150,000 ...

  7. Tour groups following Tsang's footsteps annoy church folk

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo When a man's star is rising, even the soil he has stepped on is of iconic interest to groupies. This may explain why mainland tour operators have been organising 'cultural tours' that include a visit to St Joseph's Church in Garden Road, the church where the future chief executive- sorry, I mean election candidate- Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his ...

  8. Pork soup waitress feels the heat

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Bus Uncle is not the only one facing pressure. The pork ribs' soup waitress who famously snubbed Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen during his Singapore visit early ... afternoon once all the soup has been sold. If Donald didn't know this, our trade representative's office in Singapore ought to know. To his credit, Mr Tsang has since communicated to Mr ...

  9. 'Long Hair' waxes poetic on Tsang's policy address

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo He is better known for his protest antics and long hair. But legislator Leung Kwok-hung is also an accomplished satirical poet. At Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's briefing at Legco a day after his policy address, he interrupted the chief executive with a clever acrostic poem (below). The first vertical line says: 'A progressive-developmental outlook'. ...


    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Chinese cemeteries are selling paper replicas of Viagra pills to be burned for dead relatives as a wish for satisfying sex in the afterlife.' From a report in the Nanjing Morning News 'Only Apple Daily and Next Magazine have problems, all the others are fine.' Cheung Kong Holdings boss Li Ka-shing, singling out the sister publications ...




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