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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Political reform starts with makeup of the nominating committee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... nomination. Or you fight to make the membership of the future nominating committee (NC) as democratically representative as possible. We have wasted precious time and resources over public nomination. ... Party now plans to withdraw from the Alliance for True Democracy, whose version of public nomination won the most votes in Occupy Central's poll. But beyond the noise and July 1 protests, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544492/political-reform-starts-makeup-nominating-committee
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he pitches to business leaders in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: "Occupy Central would cause serious disruption and hurt business, and you have a very high cost to pay for that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central provides an invaluable, though inadvertent, service to the Hong Kong electorate

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupy's inadvertently invaluable service I spoke too soon. I take back what I said about Occupy Central. Despite becoming the hotbed of the most idealistic ... Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Basic Law. Most of them set the numbers of the nominating committee at between 1,200 and 1,800 and give it real autonomous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1506953/occupy-central-provides-invaluable-though-inadvertent
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... they will be handed to the standing committee of the National People's Congress. This is despite wise advice from a group of leading local non-partisan scholars and the Democratic Party to delay doing so. Political passions are running high. That is all the more reason to try to calm things down. We need to avoid igniting the powder keg created by Occupy Central and its supporters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing is right on nominating committee

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

    ... and common sense say if you have public nomination, there is simply no need or place for a nominating committee. On this specific point, the Hong Kong and central governments are right: ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1374045/beijing-right-nominating-committee
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

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

    ... university elders are so cowed by our young pan-democrat Red Guards that they are going out of their way to express support for them over class boycotts as part of Occupy Central. Some lecturers at the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University are planning to reschedule classes to fit the protesting students' timetables. Wait a minute. If you have a beef with the central government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Storm in a teacup for big Hong Kong egos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... provider", and Cheng's station to end "that cooperation" between them? Ho and Cheng certainly don't mince words: "We consider the anti-Occupy Central march, in which Mr Ng ... Radio sacked Li Wei-ling, the former current affairs programme host. Now, Edward Chin Chi-kin, a core member of Occupy Central, is the latest cause célèbre for press freedom after the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586204/storm-teacup-big-hong-kong-egos
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are some Hong Kong pan-democrats stepping away from the brink?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by Alex Lo

    ... Hong Kong people may be adopting this particular foreign influence. No less a pan-democrat than Benny Tai Yiu-ting, the co-founder of Occupy Central, has made that assessment and appears to be having second thoughts about really occupying Central after Beijing handed down a hardline election reform package that surprised even many of its local supporters. He admitted to Bloomberg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584020/are-some-hong-kong-pan-democrats-stepping-away-brink
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    At least we now know where we stand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress would have handed down the official text of its decision, which would then most likely be left to the chief executive to explain it to the people here. As it is, officials here have been literally relegated to the sidelines. As Li Fei, the Basic Law Committee chairman, briefed reporters yesterday at an official press conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583219/least-we-now-know-where-we-stand
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... to Hong Kong yesterday. The price tag for universal suffrage laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is so steep every Hong Kong person has to ask whether it is worth ... The criteria for selecting chief executive nominees and Beijing's refusal to reform the nominating committee, essentially basing it on the 2012 election committee as if the latter was already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582469/more-political-instability-now-inevitable-hong-kong

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