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  1. Comment - News - MY TAKE

    Philippines banning Hong Kong journalists is petty and vindictive

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

    ... the diplomatic crisis, which reached all the way to Beijing, after reaching a settlement in April with survivors and the families of those killed. By now, everyone has forgotten the crisis and the bitter ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't give Japan a free pass on its shameful past

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... dug up by Beijing to beat Japan whenever it wanted. That may be so. But just because you distrust China doesn't mean Japan should get a free pass on rewriting its shameful past. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Getting all hard on China's Confucius institutes

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

    ... there are suspicions- but rarely proof- that Beijing keeps a much tighter control on their operations and curriculums overseas. Following their rapid expansion and partnering with universities in North America, ... 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Occupy leaders crave arrest and persecution

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... cities do. For a short time, the world thought we were about to have a Hong Kong spring or a "colour revolution". They mistook Hong Kong 2014 for Beijing 1989, and "one country, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's tragedy is lack of leadership as youngsters run the show

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:30am by Alex Lo

    ... Federation of Trade Unions and Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, have all recorded the lowest ratings anyone can remember. Interestingly, the pro-Beijing Federation ... Party's chairman after being stripped of his membership as a Beijing adviser for calling on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to consider resigning. Of course, you hardly need a survey to know all ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why most Hong Kong people are both blue and yellow in the current dispute

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:14am by Alex Lo

    ... recognise the reality that a chief executive distrusted by Beijing is simply unworkable and that Hong Kong could not prosper without its support. We acknowledge the British did many things right, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Both Beijing and Anson Chan are talking hogwash over full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When both sides are talking hogwash The war of words over Hong Kong's full democracy has got out of hand. Beijing has denounced Occupy Central's mock referendum as "an illegal farce". Anson Chan Fang On-sang has rounded on David Cameron's government for failing to live up to the Sino-British Joint Declaration by not defending ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats take on censorious and dogmatic attitude

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... but otherwise avoided using stronger language that might provoke Beijing. The usual suspects like Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing and Kenneth Chan Ka-lok of the Civic Party immediately jumped on Hague for not speaking out. But poking Beijing in the eye at every opportunity is not the preferred method (or madness) of everyone. Meanwhile, HSBC and Barclays put out investment ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing is right on nominating committee

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beijing is right on nominating committee Oh dear, let the tedium start. The public consultation on electoral reform has finally started. There will be lots ... political order. None of these routes will get anywhere. But maintaining a fiction is no way to fight a battle. Why would Beijing give in when they are right in principle and have the power ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:17am by Alex Lo

    ... William Lam published in The New York Times a day after the July 1 march. It first accused Beijing of having no intention of honouring a free and fair election in 2017. OK, I grant you that's ... to that. Of course, it didn't help that a staunch Beijing loyalist like Lau Nai-keung warned that PLA soldiers might have to come out to help restore order. "A showdown is getting more ...




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