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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... a high degree of autonomy outside military and foreign affairs. Therefore, our constitutional development leading to "genuine" universal suffrage is a matter for Hong Kong alone. ... for the central government. To recap: The April 2004 Standing Committee decision spells out the five steps needed to amend the election methods for the chief executive and lawmakers. A separate April 2004 ...

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    Students are putting tired old-guard politicians to shame

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Students put our politicians to shame On the day student leaders finally met government honchos on election reforms, a survey was released showing dwindling public support for mainstream politicians of all stripes. While I don ...

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    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex lo@scmp.com Let Hong Kong deal with the protests If Beijing really trusts Leung Chun-ying and his government, it should seriously consider stopping its micro-management of the official handling of the Occupy protests. Despite official mainlan ...

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    Police action not the answer to the crisis on Hong Kong's streets

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Police action not the answer to crisis Protesters think they have morality on their side. Front-line police officers are told they have the law on their side. If you think you are fighting for a just cause, the police must appear ...

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    CY Leung shows how not to talk to the world's media

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY shows how not to talk to the media Someone sent me The New York Times' write-up of the by-now-infamous interview with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and I thought it was a spoof from The Onion. Actually, the New York sati ...

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    How the politicians have failed our young people

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... the streets. The so-called three gentlemen of Occupy Central are nowhere to be seen. No doubt the rigour of sleeping rough on hard pavements is too much for our high-paid professors and august ...

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    Paying the price of miscalculation

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... After all, it's we the people who have paid the price, and pay it still. Let's start with the so-called referendum, dreamed up by Occupy Central's Benny Tai Yiu-ting ...

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    Foreign media reports of protests give a distorted view of our free city

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Distorted impressions of our free city Days after police fired tear gas on protesters, many people overseas were expecting a Tiananmen-style crackdown. Indeed, if you have never visited Hong Kong, know little or nothing about us, ...

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    Canadians showed quiet kind of courage in face of Ottawa attacks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by Alex Lo

    ... usually a ceremonial post, shot and killed the terrorist suspect. Security services were quickly deployed without putting the whole capital under military-style lockdown. Because Canadian police ...

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    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Protests expose the real rot in society Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong. That is what the pro-democracy rallies have exposed for the world to see. Never mind that student leaders and the government will hold talks. Th ...




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