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  1. 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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY should forgo desire for second term Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not strike me as an unintelligent man. So I am scratching my head as to why he still insists there is no real problem between the legislative and executive branches. It's not just endless filibustering by a few malcontents in Legco, as he has claimed. It is war in all ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong's chief executive indoctrinated in mainland ways?

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by Alex Lo

    ... reading the most controversial part of the State Council's by now infamous white paper. That's part 5 titled "Fully and Accurately Understanding and Implementing the Policy ... by the municipalities are conferred by the Central Authorities. The executive, legislative and judicial powers exercised by the HKSAR are derived from the authorisation by the Central Authorities, ...

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

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

    ... or deputies and Executive Council members. These are trust-building measures to produce a pan-dem chief executive with whom Beijing can do business. ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A long road to pan-dem chief executive From central Europe to the Baltic states, post-Soviet satellites that have made the successful transition to full democracy ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Reform Legco's functional constituencies

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... ringing. Notice there are five sections on the method of choosing the chief executive in 2017 and only one about forming the Legislative Council in 2016. "We need to focus on reforming ... for chief executive candidates. Many people realise public nomination is a non-starter. That's why many pan-democrats' fight for it is both quixotic and counterproductive. The reports ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... elected; and however rigged our chief executive elections have been, they have had more people's representation than the way colonial governors were chosen. Hong Kong people have never been freer in their ability to hound the chief executive and his ministers, to the extent a few now dare not appear in public; freer to thumb their noses at Beijing at every opportunity; and freer ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Chiu Kwok-hung, executive director at Cheung Kong, said people could always delay their purchase or not buy at all if they didn't like the arrangement. Fair enough! People are not stupid. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Have MTR's Jay Walder and Chew Tai-chong been thrown to the wolves?

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... about the two-year delay to 2017? Walder had been the MTR's chief executive for over two years. Construction on the project started in 2010 as one of 10 mega-infrastructure projects started by former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. As the new CEO, Walder inherited a questionable timetable that seems more the outcome of political considerations to meet the opening of the mainland ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Benny Tai's reprehensible mutiny call to police

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by Alex Lo

    ... frontline officers will think about what they will be doing before they execute their superiors' orders," he wrote. "You need to think of yourselves as citizens- think about whether those orders are good for the police, the government and Hong Kong... Are there alternatives to reach the same goals without executing those methods? "I am fully confident our frontline ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats take on censorious and dogmatic attitude

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... reports warning about the impact of Occupy Central. The predictable chorus of critics went into overdrive. According to some parents, the State Council's white paper should not be taught ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Political reform starts with makeup of the nominating committee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... not only in the legislature, but also in the election committee for the chief executive. Many of the subsectors within three of the committee's four sectors- businesses; professions; ... committee. So reforms of the 2016 and 2020 Legco elections and 2017 chief executive election are inextricably linked. A democratically legitimate NC will also deal with the problem of pre-screening ...




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