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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Decision to end ESF subsidy a lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE A lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness Shock and horror! Fees for schools under the English Schools Foundation from 2016 will be at least 23 per cent higher as the government phases out the public subsidy. But you would expect that. The die was cast once the Education Bureau announced it would phase out the current subsidy. You want to know ...

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    Jack So is right about Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Oh boy, the United Front must not be working properly. A day after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying talked tough about not tolerating the Occupy Central movement, a key establishment figure said the protest movement, even if it went ahead, would be no big ...

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    US spoof speaks truth to power

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Run for cover. Stock up on food and water. The American imperialist army is coming. Influential US Republican senator and one-time presidential wannabe John McCain has called for the invasion of Hong Kong over that traitor Edward Snowden. "Either you ...

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    Prize for cosy ties goes to US tech giants

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... In October, a US House of Representatives' committee in charge of intelligence issued a scathing report that warned American companies and government departments against doing business with China's two leading telecom companies, Huawei and ZTE, ...

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    When scholars take a radical turn

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... What role should intellectuals play in politics? This question is at least as old as Rousseau and the French Revolution, or in China, as the May Fourth Movement. In Hong Kong, we are about to find out. It's not an accident that the most exciting and ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leadership matters in the fight for democracy

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Leadership matters in democracy fight Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting of Occupy Central likes to cite Martin Luther King. So it's worth remembering that for King to have succeeded, he needed Lyndon Johnson. This is the second half of the history lesson that is often forgotten. Mandela had De Klerk. Now, perhaps, Aung San Suu Kyi has Thein Sein. You ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chen Guangcheng misled by his new right-wing 'friends'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... There is abortion that has to do with a woman's right to choose. Then there is abortion that has to do with violent state-sanctioned late-term terminations and sterilisations. Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng did a great service in exposing such cruel ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Only real reform can calm Hong Kong's political volcano

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A chubby, mild-mannered legal scholar seems to be disturbing the sleep of the high and mighty from Hong Kong to Beijing. How else can you explain why four major local business groups denounced Benny Tai Yiu-ting's master plan to Occupy Central next y ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Superman Li hits Kryptonite in hotel deal

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Superman Li hits Kryptonite in hotel deal Many people think it took the Securities and Futures Commission to put the fear of God into Cheung Kong and force it to cancel its dodgy sales of hotel suites at Apex Horizon. I rather think we have the cargo dockers to thank. Mind you, I am not belittling the commission, one of the few regulators in Hong Kong ...

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    Let's keep calm about suffrage debate

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Let's keep calm about suffrage debate It's not every day that a community has an opportunity to remake a constitutional order. Hong Kong people now have a once-in-a-lifetime chance of doing so, with minimal risk of violence or chaos. We don't know how lucky we are. Most people have had to face war and revolution in similar ...




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