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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why the brutal war in Gaza can have no long-term winner

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by Hari Kumar

    ... of the Hamas militants. But they may well end up sowing the seeds for much more dangerous groups to spring up elsewhere in the world. Alex Lo is on leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1561366/why-brutal-war-gaza-can-have-no-long-term-winner
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    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. The government justified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551472/how-hong-kongs-propertied-class-found-favour-government
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    Hong Kong's Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... from the fund. These likely referred to the dragon and lion dance events held between 2011 and 2013. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has been a driving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1492277/hong-kongs-mega-events-fund-lacks-bang-its-buck
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    Non-violent encounter with leading literary thinker Pankaj Mishra

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 12:34am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Non-violent encounter with great mind Meeting Pankaj Mishra face to face was for me like my daughter going backstage to see Katy Perry. So a recent dinner ... is frightening. Is there a common theme to all this? I think it is that every non-Western society, and certainly China, became modernised through violent encounters with the West. This has meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1336837/non-violent-encounter-leading-literary-thinker-pankaj-mishra
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    The power of social media cannot replace leadership

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by Alex Lo

    ... University. From the Arab Spring to the mass protests that brought down former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, social media have been a great tool to rally people without explicit leadership. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1458794/power-social-media-cannot-replace-leadership
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    American and Chinese forces need a protocol for handling incidents

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:31am by Alex Lo

    ... the rights and wrongs of such "he says, she says" confrontations. But it is worrying that the Chinese state media have portrayed the encounter as almost heroic, as it inevitably does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1409265/american-and-chinese-forces-need-protocol-handling-incidents
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The different paths to democracy

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:34am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com There is a different path to democracy Not all democracies are equally functional. Not all dictatorships are equally bad. The hopes that the Arab spring inspired ... the Arab spring, dogmatic democrats in the West should now admit the false and dangerous hopes they helped spread about it. As Graham Greene observed in The Quiet American, people just want peace, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1343145/different-paths-democracy
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    Model societies we can learn from

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

    ... The UN World Happiness Report 2013 confirms all these, as well as the OECD Better Life Index. Other nations that come close are Australia, Canada and Switzerland: all Western, all democratic, ... "The Dutch invented much of the world of 2013: bicycles in cities, legal soft drugs and gay marriage. Their next scheme to go global will be legal euthanasia." It's not all hunky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1315499/model-societies-we-can-learn
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    Vietnamese general who built an army

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... (1911-2013), who died last week after a prolonged illness, has been called the Red Napoleon. But in his early career, it may be more useful to compare him to Trotsky, a radical journalist turned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1326724/vietnamese-general-who-built-army
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    Sometimes it's better the devil you know

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... rhapsodise how the Arab spring must reach China should now have the honesty to admit its failure has only strengthened Beijing's hand. From Mursi to Sisi, we have just seen how the overthrow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1310542/sometimes-its-better-devil-you-know

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