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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Are we becoming a protectionist society? We like to think of our economy as open and free, but you may wonder if we are actually protectionist at heart. The annual Global Competitiveness Index this month ranked Hong Kong in seventh place, the same as last year, but scored us on the low side for education and innovation. It looks OK on the surface, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589647/hong-kong-becoming-protectionist-society
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    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society ... the support of 2,392 society members with 1,478 against. However, this does not mean Lam was necessarily wrong. What landed him in hot water was the statement he made on June 16 in support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
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    Those crying foul over police tactics should look at how protests are handled overseas

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... the charge. Other academics joined the chorus. There was also implicit racism in some Chinese-language media commentaries that asserted that police had never fired tear gas on Hong Kong people- citing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1607059/those-crying-foul-over-police-tactics-should-look-how
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    Give the Chinese their due place in the second world war fight against Japan

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Give Chinese their due place in the war The more we commemorate, the less we understand. Top leaders attended a ceremony in Beijing yesterday to commemorate ... by contemporary scholars. For one thing, the war lacked simplicity, involving Chinese fighting Chinese; communists against Nationalists; warlords who were patriotic and others who were traitors. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584657/give-chinese-their-due-place-second-world-war-fight-against
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It was stupid for China to jail Uygur professor Ilham Tohti

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... with Tohti. From what I read he was about as non-violent as they come. I can support enlightened despotism as a strategic choice for the greater good of the Chinese people and long-term benefit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1600500/it-was-stupid-china-jail-uygur-professor-ilham-tohti
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    China's Alibaba is what Western capitalists dream of

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... and searches, if they were lucky enough to be allowed in. How is that for the rise of China or rather the rise of China as a consumer society? But why the mystique of Alibaba, which is just kind of like ... to the court of Emperor Qianlong for the express purpose of opening up the China market. On his mission was a little boy called George Staunton, son of the lord's secretary. He learned Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588950/chinas-alibaba-what-western-capitalists-dream
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    Model societies we can learn from

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and the Netherlands provide the model societies which we Chinese would do well to emulate. You already know why if you read those periodic reports on human development and good governance indexes produced ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Model societies we can learn from Funny how when you write something naughty in Hong Kong about the US and Britain, you are automatically accused of being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1315499/model-societies-we-can-learn
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... with accent because he is too lazy to learn Chinese. My mother so much wanted to be accepted as a Canadian she became very sensitive when people seemed to hint- at least in her own mind- that she ... will always distinguish between us and them even when we try not to be racist. In Hong Kong, there are the expats' bubble, the Hong Kong Chinese's bubble, and foreign maids' bubble. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593429/coming-terms-our-sense-belonging
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    Rights and wrongs of observing China

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

    ... as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese traditions had been a lifelong source of joy, inspiration and contemplation. Sadly, I don't have space to go into his ideas about Chinese paintings, calligraphy and what may be called a Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are anguished cries a sign of Hong Kong's decline?

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... education system or our society is in decline? One sign of decline that Hirschman points to is a sustained voicing of dissatisfaction, protest and criticism on one hand, and on the other, an exodus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588143/are-anguished-cries-sign-hong-kongs-decline

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