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  1. High cost of keeping higher educators

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

    ... according to a recent survey by two labour unions, while their counterparts at Oxford and Cambridge universities make a meagre $52,000 to $67,700. Just imagine, Hong Kong's senior scholars ... the Oxford biologist and science writer who has revolutionised our view on genes and behaviour. So where are Hong Kong's Newtons and Einsteins, Watsons and Cricks? But then who am I to ask? ...

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    Support moderates who compromise

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

    ... is a non-starter. Such a committee is mandated by the Basic Law and the proposal will do away with it in all but name. However, it will have to be "broadly representative" of Hong Kong society ... camps are closer to each other than they are respectively to the hardliners on the mainland and the youngish democracy radicals in Hong Kong. Indeed, we can no longer allow ourselves ...

  3. Well-connected graduate to helm Oxbridge society

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Congratulations to Kenneth Fok Kai-kong. The Oxford graduate will officially become president of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong later this month. He will be inducted at the society's annual general meeting. It's good to see the tycoons' next generation taking their rightful place at the apex of high society. In this, Fok Jnr is taking ...

  4. Excellence in film, mediocrity in spelling

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... someone at the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, which runs the awards, do a spell-check? ... into producing its multilingual website. But, in typical Hong Kong fashion, organisers managed to come up with some surprises on the opening page: 'Celebrating Exellence (sic) in Cinema'. ...

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

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

    ... a state democratic and free, these groups would have to expand and make it responsive to their demands. If, like me, you believe Hong Kong is already a free society in de Tocqueville's sense, ... 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 ...

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    A rebellious '60s moment of our own

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Article 23 in 2003. The traditional social, business and institutional pillars that have sustained Hong Kong and characterised its society are being challenged and criticised like never before. ... goals of everyone from different strata of society. Our leaders in Hong Kong and the mainland still share those goals. But if prosperity is seen as benefiting only the top 10 per cent, there can ...

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    Model societies we can learn from

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Model societies we can learn from Funny how when you write something naughty in Hong Kong about the US and Britain, you are automatically accused of being ... and all worth learning from. This is what troubles me. References to the US and UK dominate our political, economic and public discourse in Hong Kong when by virtue of their smaller population, ...

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    Getting all hard on China's Confucius institutes

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by Alex Lo

    ... the NED and NDI have been accused by Beijing of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong. Both have funded labour, pan-democratic, academic and human rights groups here. Quid pro quo: if North Americans let Chinese spread Confucian values, I don't see why Americans shouldn't promote democratic values in Hong Kong. ...

  9. Please, let spell-check put a brighter- and smarter- international face on Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that organises the awards, which will run on Monday, is now promoting the Hong Kong International Film Festival. According to its electronic newsletter, the festival will feature Stephen Soderberg's ... be Steven Soderbergh? The two film events represent the international face of Hong Kong, and they are telling people overseas we are opposed to using spell-check software. Are we Luddites or just ...

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    Philippines banning Hong Kong journalists is petty and vindictive

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Banning journalists is petty, vindictive The Philippines has tried hard to end its diplomatic row with Hong Kong after the 2010 hostage killings in Manila. But by banning nine Hong Kong journalists from entering the country to cover next year's Apec summit, it will only rekindle resentment and likely retaliation from Hong Kong. It is an appalling ...




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