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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Both Beijing and Anson Chan are talking hogwash over full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When both sides are talking hogwash The war of words over Hong Kong's full democracy has got out of hand. Beijing has denounced Occupy Central's mock ... the city's fight for full democracy. Both denunciations are hogwash. You can ask the Hong Kong public to vote on anything you like. We do it all the time, over beauty pageants, Canto-pop hits, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539168/both-beijing-and-anson-chan-are-talking-hogwash-over-full
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

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

    ... not an unreasonable belief. But then it descended into what we may fairly call paranoia. "There are signals that the Hong Kong [SAR] government is preparing for a crackdown on the pro-democracy ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference Are people on both sides of the political divide getting a tad too paranoid? Here is a letter from Hong Kong by one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1548227/stop-talk-pla-and-foreign-interference-hong-kong-affairs
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to set idealistic pieties aside over Hong Kong's universal suffrage

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by Alex Lo

    ... for long. Not necessarily. Good enough democracy is good enough for most people in Hong Kong. "One person, one vote" will help bolster our governance and attractiveness. The key is that we ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time to set idealistic pieties aside A survey finds 54 per cent of Hong Kong people want "one person, one vote" even if the candidate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535182/its-time-set-idealistic-pieties-aside-over-hong-kongs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Cardinal Zen and the art of anti-communism

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... anti-communism, including his fight for democracy in Hong Kong and his fervent wish to see China's government collapse. The new pope has worked to improve relations with Beijing. Now there is talk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546976/hong-kongs-cardinal-zen-and-art-anti-communism
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... basic realities. On the one hand, some kind of full democracy is inevitable for Hong Kong. On the other, there is this colossus called China. The mainland will influence and dictate to Hong Kong ... otherwise peaceful forums, rallies, demonstrations and protest marches" of pro-democracy groups and often hurl verbal abuse at them. Among these groups are the Justice Alliance, Caring Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528899/its-time-radical-political-groups-hong-kong-face-hard
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats must show true leadership

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... as the price for independence. By going against their people's wishes, they secured their future- but signed their own death warrant. Political assassination is not our thing in Hong Kong ... at all. It will be your job to make the chief executive nominating committee and the future legislature as democratic as possible. But that will still not satisfy many Hong Kong people who prefer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1545132/hong-kong-pan-democrats-must-show-true-leadership
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong is strong enough to survive Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong can surely survive Occupy Cities are amazing and complex human constructs. They have defined civilisations and may be the greatest engines of economic ... in Hong Kong. Tokyo roared back after being firebombed to smithereens. Not a single large building was erected in Shanghai during the whole Mao Zedong era, yet today it has been resurrected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540490/hong-kong-strong-enough-survive-occupy-central
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chinese white paper on Hong Kong was a measured response

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by Alex Lo

    ... interpretation that was launched unilaterally rather than at the request of the Hong Kong government or the local courts. It successfully deferred full democracy by at least a decade. What ... levelled a missile at the heart of Hong Kong. If the pan-dems threaten to occupy Central, you might find publishing a white paper in response a pretty civilised act by comparison. Those who are new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531090/chinese-white-paper-hong-kong-was-measured-response
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central referendum won't represent Hong Kong's electorate

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:37am by Alex Lo

    ... month. Are these people representative of Hong Kong's 3.5 million electorate or just an extremely small, self-selecting sample group that constitutes the most extreme and uncompromising ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupy Central vote won't represent us Occupy Central was originally designed to be an exercise in radical democracy. Through a series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1506195/occupy-central-referendum-wont-represent-hong-kongs
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... of his term to making sure Hong Kong achieves universal suffrage as prescribed under the Basic Law by 2017. He may thereby regain some political capital with the general public, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550618/hong-kongs-leung-chun-ying-should-forgo-desire-second-chief

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