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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for government to act over closure of kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by Alex Lo

    ... for an alternative temporary site for their students and appeared to be as surprised as anyone that they now face losing the school. The ruthless and shortsighted executives at Fortune are not kicking the school out because it didn't pay rent. The preschool actually offered to double the current rent of HK$260,000. But Fortune has the gall to say a rival school outbid the preschool by 20 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1487673/time-government-act-over-closure-kindergarten-tin-shui-wai
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Mixing powerful with the vulnerable, as at Hunan Gymnastics School, seems an invitation to evil

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... about similar abuse, though on a smaller scale, at the prestigious Hunan Gymnastics School on the mainland. Known as the "cradle of champions", the school has produced some ... Zhiqiang, and his deputy, Zeng Rong, were arrested as early as January after being implicated in the molestation of at least six young girls at the school. The more independent mainland media have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1483301/mixing-powerful-vulnerable-hunan-gymnastics-school-seems
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    A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The government says it wants Hong Kong to be an education hub and a world city but it simply refuses to consider simple changes to its school subsidy policy that would go a long way towards achieving those goals. Admission to international and English Schools Foundation schools is highly competitive. Even if you secure a place, high tuition fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1227070/lesson-pig-headed-bureaucrats
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong schools get it all wrong on sex and dating

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

    ... came to my attention recently and frankly, I was shocked. They came from the opposite poles of the cultural-political spectrum. One concerns a certain headmaster at a Tuen Mun secondary school where dating has been banned. The other has to do with sex education at my children's international school. According to Chung Fat-shing, the principal of Po On Commercial Association Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1467772/hong-kong-schools-get-it-all-wrong-sex-and-dating
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When computers take over trading …

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... in the English-speaking world. Everyone I know, including my 81-year-old mother, has read Liar's Poker- the book that made him famous- about his short time as a bond salesman on Wall Street. I told my mother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1481352/when-computers-take-over-high-frequency-trading
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    An obvious way to integrate schools

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com An obvious way to integrate schools Hong Kong's equality chief wants to end schools for minorities. But hasn't our archaic and racist Education Bureau done so already with its treatment of the English Schools Foundation? The bureau has recently announced it will phase out subsidies to ESF schools, in effect privatising them. These subsidised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1298195/obvious-way-integrate-schools
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's government subsidises those who need it least

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... not have more and better schools, hospitals, universities, healthcare services and retirement funds? No. Instead, to cement his legacy, Tsang now poses himself as the prophet of fiscal rectitude ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1458027/how-hong-kongs-government-subsidises-those-who-need-it-least
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Should Hong Kong women take to the boardroom or look after the children?

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by Alex Lo

    ... Women's Day, there is a rush of activities this week promoting women's issues. Morrissey was in town to help some of these organisations, such as the Women's Foundation. She believes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1440500/should-hong-kong-women-take-boardroom-or-look-after-children
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abe, Park and Xi Jinping display good economics in East Asia, but questionable politics

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Park Chung-hee who laid the economic foundations for his country, Korea's first female president no doubt wants not only to preserve but expand on the economic legacy of her father. Shinzo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1439634/abe-park-and-xi-jinping-display-good-economics-east-asia
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hongkongers should see the bigger picture on mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... been when it comes to unification. Not only has the handover been bloodless and peaceful, it has become a pillar of our economic foundation. Most other peoples and countries have had to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429880/hongkongers-should-see-bigger-picture-mainland-chinese

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