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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... view that the unrest is not a manifestation of deep-seated social discontent but a matter for national security. While I support Beijing's stance that our constitutional reform concerns ...

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    Greater equality would be a worthy cause for students to fight for

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... The author of Democracy in America examines in depth two fundamental modern conditions: liberty and equality. Some social scientists have claimed a correlation of high inequality (a Gini coefficient of above 0.5) with social tensions and unrest. If they are right, Hong Kong would serve as a good example. At 0.537, we are the highest among developed economies and on par with many developing ...

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    CY Leung shows how not to talk to the world's media

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... is nothing unusual. It's how the business elite and the government think, with their steadfast refusal to expand the social safety net for fear of creating a welfare state. We only do welfare ...

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    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... branding him a traitor- for exposing surveillance of foreigners as well, mostly by the National Security Agency. Non-Americans see it very differently. To them, Snowden is a hero precisely because ...

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    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... for the future chief executive. The pan-democrats may insist on that. But people say or do one thing and usually mean something more. It is the fact of widespread social discontent that should trouble ... It's a generational crisis, not just a political one. Extreme inequalities exist in education, job opportunities and social mobility. It's unclear whether they are caused by a lack ...

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    Hong Kong protesters should take heed of the 1968 French revolt

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by Alex Lo

    ... their political aspirations seriously and create greater economic opportunities and social mobility for them. We cannot risk alienating a generation of young people filled with frustration and hate ...

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    Frustration grows over Occupy protests in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:38am by Alex Lo

    ... were the "patriotic" triads that mainland honchos used to talk about. The two districts are complicated social environments mixed with all kinds of people. The protests affect ...

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    Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by Alex Lo

    ... and 2012, there were clear goals and clean victories- halting Article 23 security laws and national education respectively. Now it's not clear what the endgame is. Permanent protest? Many say ...

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    Beijing's problem in Hong Kong is not foreign interference but Western ideas

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... and Washington have essentially thrown in the towel by acknowledging Hong Kong's democratic development is China's internal affair. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly said ...

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    Spinning yarns and creating fictions

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:57am by Alex Lo

    ... that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". But while they may be "fictions", the social and institutional outcomes they produce are very real. The idea is, ...




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