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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... no right to waste taxpayer dollars that way. Taxpayers already provide three out of every four dollars spent on a local undergraduate. Senior educators should have the guts to tell those young ...

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    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... elite, like to paint successful institutions as products of incredible foresight. In reality, most of our enduring institutions came about as desperate responses to crises. The US dollar peg, ...

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    Hong Kong's massive surpluses could fund pension scheme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by Alex Lo

    ... is kept to support the US dollar peg while the rest mostly consists of the government's reserves and the fund's accumulated surpluses. Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan Tak-lam says ...

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    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... the past 30 years," writes Hugh White, an influential Australian defence analyst, "the Chinese government has achieved by far the largest, fastest increase in human material welfare ...

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    Push Up Drink was bound to be a bust with its breast boosting claim

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by Hari Kumar

    ... has LLL size breasts and claims to hold the Guinness World Record. The woman tells the doctors on the show she spent a quarter of a million US dollars on enhancement surgery. Though she ...

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    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... similarly leaked detailing Lai's multimillion dollar donations to pan-democratic figures, including Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The fact is that in Hong Kong, we have very loose ...

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    Humanitarian stories relating to Cambodia and Pakistan too good to be true

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by Alex Lo

    ... The Cambodia Daily started questioning her stories back in 2012; it took the American press- which has lionised the woman- a long time to catch up. She has now resigned from her multi-million-dollar ...

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    Misperceptions dog United States, China regional intentions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Misperceptions dog US, China intentions People are puzzled by China's (mis)behaviour in the South and East China Seas. Why are they risking so much for so little? Numerous theories have been advanced, ranging from the plausible and rational to the overtly racist. I prefer a non-partisan explanation by Hugh White, a former Australian defence official ...

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    Hong Kong economist offers sobering thoughts on corruption in China

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by Alex Lo

    ... and 1930. The reason is that he tries to compare like with like: Real income per capita in late 1990s China and the 1870s US stood at US$2,800 (in 2005 US dollars). He then uses corruption indices ...

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    Identities blurred in education scramble

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:15am by Alex Lo

    ... schools demanding million-dollar debentures from new parents. On the other hand, the government and business community have argued, not unreasonably, that our large expat population needs schools ...




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