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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Developers exploiting property loophole Few people outside its neighbourhood have heard of Leung Faat Noodle Shop. But its fight with a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development should concern us because it involves a basic private property right. It could leave gaping loopholes for developers to exploit at the expense of minority flat owners on old private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591220/canny-developers-exploiting-loophole-expense-minority-owners
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    Let's be less dogmatic on relics in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... and early post-handover eras were happy to knock down and bulldoze any heritage structures of value if they stood in the way of development. This has understandably provoked an extremely vocal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1644869/lets-be-less-dogmatic-relics-hong-kong
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    Getting all hard on China's Confucius institutes

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by Alex Lo

    ... affiliated National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the US Agency for International Development are much greyer. Confucius institutes are modelled on the likes of the British Council. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1637750/getting-all-hard-chinas-confucius-institutes
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    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Development banks aplenty in the world Does the world need another development bank? Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have signed an agreement to create the Shanghai-based BRICS development bank. The aim is to create an alternative to the Western-dominated International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Along with the new bank, the five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555464/do-we-need-brics-development-bank
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    Xi Jinping gives Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying a gift over Occupy demands

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 05:31am by Alex Lo

    ... the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange through-train has been widely seen by insiders as part of Beijing's effort to signal its displeasure at developments in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, Leung secured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1636001/xi-jinping-gives-hong-kong-chief-executive-leung-chun-ying
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    Whitehall and colonial government never wanted full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by Alex Lo

    ... of universal suffrage led irrevocably to demands for self government," he wrote then. "Such a development in Hong Kong was known to be unacceptable to Beijing." Indeed, Liu quoted Walden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628543/whitehall-and-colonial-government-never-wanted-full
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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

    ... 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 ... sleep over Hong Kong’s widening inequality in wealth and opportunities, you know something is seriously amiss. Perhaps student leaders should start developing a vocabulary to advocate greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620103/greater-equality-would-be-worthy-cause-students-fight
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    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... a high degree of autonomy outside military and foreign affairs. Therefore, our constitutional development leading to "genuine" universal suffrage is a matter for Hong Kong alone. ... the city's constitutional development. Since it is the final arbiter on interpreting the Basic Law, the fact and substance of its interpretations have made our democratic development a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616478/challenging-matter-interpretation
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    Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

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

    ... again. The pan-dems find it lots of fun to play this blood sport again and again, but it hardly advances the city's political development. As for getting a different reform package from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1604893/idealistic-dreams-could-become-real-nightmares-young
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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 ... the Western narratives on the city's democratic development and the country's one-party state. When it comes to such Western values and narratives, they are true believers compared to many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594919/beijings-problem-hong-kong-not-foreign-interference-western-ideas

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