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  1. 'Sinner of 1,000 years' Patten turns into yet another China cheerleader from the West

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... reading that. 'One of the reasons for global growth is that both China and India have joined the global economy,' he said. 'The last thing the world wants is for anything to go ... the handover, the rancour with which Beijing treated Hong Kong's last governor seems to have been completely forgotten. The state-run China Daily advertised an interview with him this week on its ...

  2. Predicting the past

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to achieve a low-carbon economy. This was pledged with a 'notable' carbon reduction by 2020. Just two years ago, China reached the low point when scientists calculated it became ... own demise. Two years ago, Elizabeth Economy, an expert on China's environment and a senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, published a major essay in Foreign Affairs about ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China must break out of its regional free-trade isolation

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:27am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A cornered China must break out China should have seen it coming. Its piggyback ride on the last wave of globalised trade led to its spectacular economic rise. ... but China had its timing right and it was lucky. Not any more! It likes to complain now about a concerted US-led attempt to contain it economically and geopolitically. An op-ed in this newspaper ...

  4. A foil for the West without even trying

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The world is obsessed with China, Chris Patten recently observed in a China Daily interview. But, despite routine critical reportage on the country, he has said it is in no one's interest to see its society or economy fail. Patten is no doubt correct. But while most people believe the world's obsession- and in particular the West's- dates to China ...

  5. China's global discourse disadvantage

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

    ... that would last for years. One of the chief causes was said to be the red-hot economies of India and China, and their insatiable appetite for resources. Both countries have been blamed for refusing ... Alex Lo Despite China's emerging status as a global power, it has, more often than not, been an object of dissection and debate rather than an active participant in the dominant ...

  6. Hometown looks to Mao to take the helm of tourism revival

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo China is the world's last hope against a global slowdown, but the latest economic data all looks grim. The mainland economy may be about to tank. So, what do you do to help revive an economy sinking fast? Well, try Maoism, or at least Mao lookalikes, to revive tourism. Each year, millions of fans visit Shaoshan, the hometown of Mao Zedong, in Hunan, ...

  7. Biting the hand that feeds consumerism

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and many policymakers, it has become accepted gospel that China needs to transform its economy from relying on export-led growth to producing for domestic demand; that is, for the mythical 1.3 billion mainland consumers. China should be, well, more like America, where consumer activities account for 70 per cent of gross domestic product. What many do not seem to notice is that consumers ...

  8. China's tragic, rival claims on June 4

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... There is no History, only histories. In the past two decades, the whole world has changed. An alternative and equally compelling narrative about China and its one-party state has emerged. The Communist Party has transformed itself and embraced market reforms. In doing so, it has propelled the country to probably become the world's second-largest economy for the rest of the 21st century. China ...

  9. We can all look forward to a brighter future

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of third-world pollution, is actually enjoying more sunshine than a decade ago, despite a booming economy driven by industries that exploit fossil fuels. Dr Wild, whose report is published in the current issue of the weekly Science, admits he has no idea why China seems to be following the first-world brightening trend, but speculates the country may be using more environment-friendly ...

  10. A marriage of convenience on its last legs

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Hu's core domestic concern has been maintaining economic growth. China shares this concern with most other emerging countries, but its growth matters the most to the world economy ... that a financial meltdown threatens the world economy, the entrenched economic architecture that underpins their relations is under threat. Whoever becomes the next US president is likely to adopt a far ...




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