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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

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

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

    ... couldn't be made up. You have probably heard his comment about how open elections would let the poor and grass roots of society dominate politics and create a welfare state. The sentiment ...

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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

    ... protester and Civic Party member Ken Tsang Kin-chiu has made the situation much worse. If the allegations are true, the few rogue officers responsible should face the full force of the law ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How the politicians have failed our young people

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

    ... lawmakers made sound bites as if the city hasn't just lived through a sea change in populist politics. The pan-dem elders are only too happy to see Leung and Lam squirm while offering ...

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    A challenging matter of interpretation

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

    ... the city's constitutional development. Since it is the final arbiter on interpreting the Basic Law, the fact and substance of its interpretations have made our democratic development a matter ...

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    Paying the price of miscalculation

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Paying the price of miscalculation Wars are rarely won by superior genius or strategy. More often, it's by the side that makes fewer fatal errors. The current stand-off between Occupy protesters and the government is a case in point. It's instructive to consider the cascades of errors, failures and miscalculations that both sides have made so far. ...

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    CY Leung should come clean on UGL deal

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... million) by UGL, an engineering company, after he took office in 2012. To be sure, the deal was made before he became chief executive, when UGL agreed to buy DTZ, a property company of which Leung ... It also said he was not obliged to make a disclosure, presumably because by that time, he had resigned from the Executive Council, and the deal was made before he was elected. It's true ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Those crying foul over police tactics should look at how protests are handled overseas

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Claims of police brutality overblown The police's use of tear gas against protesters on Sunday was a tactical failure and public relations disaster. But was it police brutality and an excessive use of force? One unnamed barrister, whom Audrey Eu Yuet-mee of the Civic Party quoted approvingly on Facebook, wrote that police "fired on civilians". ...

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    Frustration grows over Occupy protests in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:38am by Alex Lo

    ... the rallies. That was what the leaders of Occupy Central, the Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholarism, were calling for last night. They made the right call. ...

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    Let the Hong Kong protesters occupy the government headquarters

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... to blame it all on Leung. But hey, it's the perk of the job- all the proverbial excrement falls on your head. Take it like a man, CY. It's between you and the protesters. Work it out- ...

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    Time for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to hold a political reform summit

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by Alex Lo

    ... in their counterproductive grandstanding. Occupy Central organisers, among them Chan Kin-man, cannot evade responsibility for pushing forward the movement's commencement and messing up the orderly peaceful ...




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