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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... to build public housing. Now we know why the queue for public housing just gets longer and longer. Razack's ultimate backers benefited mightily from those land purchases. Where was he when ... at least the government was honest about it in the second part. In plain English, it meant it could make far more money selling the land than building public flats. Under the two post-handover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551472/how-hong-kongs-propertied-class-found-favour-government
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    Why New Territories new-towns plan makes a lot of sense

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... we have lost sight of what the plan actually aims to do. My guess is that many readers and even some protesters have little idea what they are fighting over. There is nothing wrong building ... to sue the government. Since ours remains a capitalist system that respects property rights, we can't ban developers from building on land they have spent years acquiring for just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543184/why-new-territories-new-towns-plan-makes-lot-sense
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    Hong Kong is strong enough to survive Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... in Hong Kong. Tokyo roared back after being firebombed to smithereens. Not a single large building was erected in Shanghai during the whole Mao Zedong era, yet today it has been resurrected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540490/hong-kong-strong-enough-survive-occupy-central
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    Most Legco protesters care little about plight of New Territories villagers

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... a government plan to build two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Claiming to fight for the villagers and the people of Hong Kong, they in fact exploited the controversial plan for their own agenda and stormed the legislature on Friday night. Using metal fences and bamboo sticks to trash entrances to the Legco building, they provoked and fought with officers and then claimed police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533477/most-hong-kong-protesters-care-little-about-plight-new
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to set idealistic pieties aside over Hong Kong's universal suffrage

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by Alex Lo

    ... that the committee will select candidates sympathetic to Beijing and moderate democrats, at least in the first few elections. But that should be a plus- it will help build confidence with authoritarian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535182/its-time-set-idealistic-pieties-aside-over-hong-kongs
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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

    ... was famous for building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. His efforts helped humanise the brutal American invasion and military operations in the region. But he too made up crucial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1526158/humanitarian-stories-relating-cambodia-and-pakistan-too-good
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Police and residents were being silly over Hong Kong shooting siege gripes

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by Alex Lo

    ... off the entire building, then only the 10th floor once the suspect had been isolated in his flat. Asking residents on that floor to evacuate would have endangered lives if the armed suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1525491/police-and-residents-were-being-silly-over-hong-kong
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    New York going the way of Hong Kong with its 'micro-apartments'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by Alex Lo

    ... mayor Michael Bloomberg and followed by developers, is to build more "micro-apartments", tiny flats of 250 and 370 square feet. Sound familiar? New York, of course, has always had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1515106/new-york-going-way-hong-kong-its-micro-apartments
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Buildings officials fail residents in dilapidated neighbourhoods

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Buildings authorities fail residents Having failed to prevent the fatal collapse in Ma Tau Wai more than three years ago, the Buildings Department is now going ... not be allowed back home for at least five months? After the residents fought back and an angry chief secretary intervened, Buildings Department bureaucrats changed their tune. Maybe the balconies do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300791/buildings-officials-fail-residents-dilapidated
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    Japanese psyche reflected in monsters

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:49am by Alex Lo

    ... effects director cut his teeth by building war-planning models for the Japanese military during the second world war. The movie was bought by American distributors who promptly removed all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1502042/japanese-psyche-reflected-monsters

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