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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

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

    ... to Guantanamo Bay. My involvement was pretty much a waste of time, including skipping classes. If only I had used that time to read the Thucydides, Tacitus and Machiavelli that was on my course list, ...

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    Rights and wrongs of observing China

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

    ... philosophy of language and reality, which were what inspired him. Ryckmans is usually credited as one of the first Western writers to warn against the totalitarian terror of Maoism and the Cultural ...

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    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... as claimed by organisers versus a Taipei police estimate of 116,000 people. Of course, the alliance's case is more dodgy with allegations of people being bussed in and offered lunch or paid cash ...

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    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

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

    ... 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Xi Jinping pins hopes on 'new normal' bringing political legitimacy

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Liquidity has been deliberately dried up to rein in the shadow banking system. Against calls for stimulus, Xi thinks the central government is comfortable with a continued slowdown in credit growth. ... and economic opportunity than ever. Is Xi merely putting on a brave face or does he have real confidence in the strength of the nation's authoritarian rule? Beijing may yet reverse course ...

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    Ocean Park boss Allan Zeman leaves on a high note

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... and a HK$4 million deficit in 2003. Last year, the park achieved a HK$127.2 million surplus. Eleven years is a long time. Why not quit on a winning streak? Of course, Zeman was helped mightily ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Talking about core values while ignoring our minorities

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by Alex Lo

    ... Of course, core values, like mission statements, are not necessarily what we practise or practise well. But is it possible to have a negative core value? If it is, here is a possible candidate ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for a U-turn on the scale of the West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:49am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time for a U-turn on scale of arts hub There is an old Cantonese saying about how you have to finish washing your hair once you have shampooed it. And officials from Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor down have succeeded in creating the impression that we have gone too far on the "shampooing" to reverse course on the wretched West ...

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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 ...

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

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

    ... of unintended consequences, its founder-scholars with their heads full of theories have helped, by default, pick the most promising, creditable and workable election reform proposals. ...




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