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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Cultural Revolution label oft misused

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Misusing the Cultural Revolution It's fascinating how cultural references define us and how we in turn define them. If you mention the '60s, ... establishment". As my British friend, who is in many ways more "Chinese" than me, points out, for the vast majority of Chinese, the '60s would have meant the dreaded Cultural Revolution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1366589/cultural-revolution-label-oft-misused
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    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 Revolution. He did so at a time when the doyens of China studies such as Han Suyin, Ross Terrill and John King Fairbank were singing their praises. Why did he, as he once put it, see clearly where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
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    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

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

    ... the liberal principle that we can be citizens, both legally and culturally, of any cosmopolitan city or developed economy. There is much to admire in this international outlook. In many world cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593429/coming-terms-our-sense-belonging
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's Alibaba is what Western capitalists dream of

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

    ... But at a historical-cultural level, Alibaba embodies the Western capitalist's age-old wet dream. For more than two centuries, the West has recognised China's market potential. That recognition has coloured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588950/chinas-alibaba-what-western-capitalists-dream
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bets on the future of beloved Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... I argue, is that the actual threat level is a lot lower than it was during the 1967 riots and Cultural Revolutionary infiltration, the bogged-down handover negotiations and currency crisis of 1983, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587437/bets-future-beloved-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China must avoid joining Great Game in Middle East

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Alex Lo

    ... East and deep into Africa. This happens at the same time as the shale gas revolution, which makes energy-independence for the United States a real possibility. This means the US will have fewer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580433/china-must-avoid-joining-great-game-middle-east
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Trolls highlight the dark underbelly of the internet

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by Hari Kumar

    ... is a revolution that the internet brought to millions. It has improved the lot of many, but at the same time brought the evil of trolls to the world. Alex Lo is on leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574445/trolls-highlight-dark-underbelly-internet
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China, United States go to extremes over farce

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by Alex Lo

    ... to booming north Virginia. Now that's "real" democracy at work. To be fair, Chinese communists invented this sort of provocation. During the Cultural Revolution, Red Guards renamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541181/china-united-states-go-extremes-over-farce
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China is far from securing its world role

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by Alex Lo

    ... civilisation state" with the soft power of values, culture and institutions compared to less developed but conquering neighbours and tribes. Xi has yet to amass the soft or hard power to get China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556512/china-far-securing-its-world-role
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Where is the Chinese Oliver Stone?

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... in dozens and dozens of Chinese films, but never criticised," Stone told an audience in Beijing. "It's about time. You've got to make a movie about Mao, about the Cultural Revolution." Stone is right. But his criticism is also misdirected. In the US, you can make contrarian and dissident films and make millions like Stone. In China, you get censored- if lucky- or jailed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1497221/where-chinese-oliver-stone

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