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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A long road to a pan-democratic chief executive for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by Alex Lo

    ... That is the normal state of affairs. Hong Kong people must realise that as well. Yet, in the acrimonious debate over the system for electing the chief executive in 2017 and thereafter, both sides act ...

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    The complexities of setting up a June 4 exhibit in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Alex Lo

    ... The alliance's exhibition should be encouraged. But it has over the years given us only a one-sided narrative. Greater open debate will help us understand this crucial event in the opening and rise ...

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    No 'exorbitant privilege' for the tea party in US debt ceiling debate

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com No 'exorbitant privilege' for tea party While reading up on the US debt ceiling debate, I came across several non-American economists who mentioned the "exorbitant privilege"- the alleged benefits the US enjoys for having the greenback as the global reserve currency. The "tea party" extremists may not know it, but you can be sure ...

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    Canada gets all protective about porn

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Canada gets all protective about porn In the eternal debate over whether something sexy is porn or erotica, it seems the Canadian government has cut the Gordian knot. Porn is art, according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the country's broadcasting watchdog. How else can you explain its complaint against three ...

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    To the pan-dems, more diplomacy, please. To the DAB, some backbone

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... popular demands and Beijing's interests. I don't wish to debate whether the chief executive has done a decent or terrible job. Those who argue one or the other are usually driven more ...

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    Gun debate a window into the US soul

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Gun debate a window into the US soul After the Newtown massacre at an elementary school in December, Americans rushed to buy guns. I rushed to buy US gun stocks. ... in the '90s, and intellectual property in the film and music industries in late 20th century. The gun debate accentuates this recurrent pattern of US political capitalism and is a good place to look ...

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    Canadian consular officials can't shirk their duty to so-called dual citizens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:18am by Alex Lo

    ... There is now a debate- an old one that periodically flares up- about whether such citizens holding "passports of convenience" deserve full consular protection. Let me declare I am such a dual ... responsibility. The current debate stems from the much-criticised airlift of about 15,000 Canadians- most were dual citizens- from Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel. The exercise cost about C$100 ...

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    Democratic flaws built into Basic Law

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Democratic flaws built into Basic Law In the constitutional debate over universal suffrage, neither side is telling the public the whole truth. However, an opinion piece by the justice secretary that appeared in major newspapers yesterday did hint at the reality. We are under the thumb of Beijing. It's not just a matter of naked power ...

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    Obama must look at bigger picture in weighing calls to pardon Snowden

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:38am by Hari Kumar

    ... to Obama on Thursday to grant a pardon to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Both argue that his leaks about the NSA started a vital debate about the legality of its vast ...

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    Pisa 'politics' of no concern to parents

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 03:20am by Alex Lo

    ... performed. Countries in Asia that did well such as Singapore and China would proudly report the results. A public debate in Hong Kong will inevitably ensue between those who defend our competitive, ...




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