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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Urbanisation will drive democracy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... the home of the Industrial Revolution, Hobsbawm wrote: "The urban population only outnumbered the rural population for the first time in 1851." China reached that crossover point two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1461246/urbanisation-will-drive-democracy
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's government subsidises those who need it least

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... directly subsidised the segments of our population that needed the least welfare support, primarily through rates waivers and property tax reductions. This is obscene not only because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1458027/how-hong-kongs-government-subsidises-those-who-need-it-least
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Learning the wrong history lesson

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Alex Lo

    ... through demanding the return of the Sudetenland with its ethnic German population- these were moves that the ruthless Bismarck himself might have made to reverse the disadvantaged position ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1454380/learning-wrong-history-lesson
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    To the pan-dems, more diplomacy, please. To the DAB, some backbone

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... thumb their noses at Beijing at every turn. "Hong Kong is a spoilt child," Li reportedly said. "Populism is rising in Hong Kong, and if this goes on, the city would look totally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1443113/pan-dems-more-diplomacy-please-dab-some-backbone
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hongkongers should see the bigger picture on mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... and so are not comparable to a city like Hong Kong, you say. Well, the size of our population and economy is bigger than many full states around the world. Sure, we fret and complain about our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429880/hongkongers-should-see-bigger-picture-mainland-chinese
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Even online, elderly are losing out

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 05:06am by Hari Kumar

    ... populations. But it looks like even in cyberspace, older people are getting jostled out. Youngsters feeling miffed about their parents is nothing new. It is a generational thing. But at times some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1393419/even-online-elderly-are-losing-out
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... households, or 15.2 per cent of the population, are classified as poor. Can Chong seriously think we can eliminate poverty in an absolute way? Is it possible to raise all 403,000 households above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380026/can-we-ever-get-rid-poverty
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Police should have better things to do

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:54am by Alex Lo

    ... population. According to a neighbour, most visitors were old people. Many came in the early afternoon to chat with friends and socialise. Most went home early in the evening. Police said the parlours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1367360/police-should-have-better-things-do
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Dear Professor Mathieson, here in Hong Kong we politicise everything

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... as the sky". Well, the city of Cambridge has a population of 123,900 while the Oxford metropolitan area has more people: 244,000. If Mathieson had spoken with an Oxford accent, I am sure our ... adviser to our chief executive, who has been declared persona non grata by large segments of our population. It was also because some students believed, rather implausibly, that his appointment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1326036/dear-professor-mathieson-here-hong-kong-we-politicise
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chandran Nair - a real thinker living in our midst

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to rebalance from export-driven production and investment to consumer-driven growth. Then on another page, experts warn against an Asian population explosion and expanding middle class. Just having ... impose public goods on its population. If I am not mistaken, he is somewhat impartial whether this would be democratic like India or authoritarian like China so long as it delivers the (public) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300466/chandran-nair-real-thinker-living-our-midst

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