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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To dream the un-Chinese dream

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... It's either a sad reflection on today's China or an example of its increasing freedom of movement, but a growing number of Chinese plan to leave the country. That's their dream - to start a new life in Australia, Canada, or best of all the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233196/dream-un-chinese-dream
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The government says it wants Hong Kong to be an education hub and a world city but it simply refuses to consider simple changes to its school subsidy policy that would go a long way towards achieving those goals. Admission to international and English Schools Foundation schools is highly competitive. Even if you secure a place, high tuition fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1227070/lesson-pig-headed-bureaucrats
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How China can help in the Middle East

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

    ... President Xi Jinping has made all the right noises about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It will have zero impact, though. Still, both sides to the conflict are happy to play along as their leaders make their pilgrimage to Beijing to meet the new Chines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1232560/how-china-can-help-middle-east
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Strikers right to put tycoon in the dock

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Strikers right to put tycoon in the dock Striking dockers have beaten academic Benny Tai Yiu-ting to occupy Central. And they have even picked the perfect symbol of the city's so-called property hegemony - the Cheung Kong Center at 2 Queen's Road Central. There may be other local tycoons, but no one approaches the influence and prestige of Cheung Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1221724/strikers-right-put-tycoon-dock
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    De Tocqueville's study of democracy has lessons for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com De Tocqueville's lessons for Hong Kong Mainland officials, according to a recent report, have been instructed to study Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the French Revolution . Hong Kong people might want to turn to his other great work, Democracy in America . In it, they would readily recognise many features of an emerging democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1224142/de-tocquevilles-study-democracy-has-lessons-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gun debate a window into the US soul

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Gun debate a window into the US soul After the Newtown massacre at an elementary school in December, Americans rushed to buy guns. I rushed to buy US gun stocks. The temporary plunge in the share prices of such weapon makers as Sturm, Ruger & Co and Smith & Wesson was predictable. So were their record profits, which quickly translated into rising share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1221000/gun-debate-window-us-soul
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Benny Tai Yiu-ting teaches at HKU and I live next door in Pok Fu Lam. But, no, the associate law professor who plans to hold up traffic in Central to press for democracy wanted to meet for lunch in out-of-the-way Sha Tin. Rather typical, I thought, of a m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1218654/how-i-occupied-benny-tais-lunch-hour
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Planning watchdog on a tight leash

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Planning watchdog on a tight leash Is the Town Planning Board a watchdog or a lapdog for the government? If you read the relevant ordinance, it is tasked with looking after the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the public; more specifically, the use and development of land in the way it may affect communities and neighbourhoods. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1216316/planning-watchdog-tight-leash
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Martin Lee falls foul of the pan-democrat ideologues

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

    ... alex.lo@scmp.com Martin Lee falls foul of the ideologues So, it has come down to this. Even the godfather of Hong Kong's democracy movement has to bow to the most ideologically rigid, uncompromising and extreme of the pan-democrats. It's a sad day for Hong Kong when an honourable man can't even speak his mind without being cowered into giving a retraction and an abject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1212514/martin-lee-falls-foul-pan-democrat-ideologues
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taxiing towards less controlled media

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

    ... Bad Chinese emperors spent their time indulging themselves in palaces while neglecting state affairs. Good emperors lost sleep as they tirelessly administered the state and worried about the welfare of their subjects. Some famously travelled incognito to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1220123/taxiing-towards-less-controlled-media

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