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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... not target civilian infrastructure like their adversaries. Thanks to Snowden, we have all become better informed about state surveillance and power. That's pretty heroic to me. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Greater equality would be a worthy cause for students to fight for

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... economies or so-called banana republics. The youngsters fighting police today are shouting for the right and freedom of universal suffrage, but they are more likely driven onto the streets ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Foreign media reports of protests give a distorted view of our free city

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Distorted impressions of our free city Days after police fired tear gas on protesters, many people overseas were expecting a Tiananmen-style crackdown. Indeed, if you have never visited Hong Kong, know little or nothing about us, and your only source of information is the foreign media, that is the mental picture you are being shown. War-like photos ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

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

    ... for "freedom and democracy". It's the kind of words that set young souls on fire and the kind of struggle of good vs evil that makes great headlines for the foreign media; that is, if you ... for real change? How do you give real contents to vacuous forms like freedom and democracy in terms of effecting real changes to the political institutions of Hong Kong? The problem ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are anguished cries a sign of Hong Kong's decline?

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Are anguished cries a sign of decline? Suddenly there are all these anguished voices about leaving our beloved Hong Kong because its future is uncertain, our way of life is being undermined and freedoms are slowly being eroded or denied. There are others, like the student activists about to launch class boycotts, who are voicing their opposition ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Storm in a teacup for big Hong Kong egos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... Radio sacked Li Wei-ling, the former current affairs programme host. Now, Edward Chin Chi-kin, a core member of Occupy Central, is the latest cause célèbre for press freedom after the Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Trolls highlight the dark underbelly of the internet

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by Hari Kumar

    ... The YouTube video she posted about her helplessness caught the attention of internet users worldwide only after she died. The freedom to say what you want and putting it at your fingertip ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Could cyberspace turn into empty space?

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... it is leaking like a sieve. Emails and documents are falling off the web into others' laps while a whole set of hackers is prowling around, draining it of all kinds of information. Disputes about copyright have seen pictures and clips vanishing off the net, replaced by messages that say a link is no longer available. On top of this, people are taking to the courts to pull information ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Those who attack Leung Chun-ying's daughter misunderstand freedom of speech

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:58am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Freedom of speech works both ways Many who scream loudest about democracy and free speech in Hong Kong are also among the most censorious and dogmatic people ... freedom. She also said some people in the anti-government movement have politically exploited the attack. As a result, there is practically an online campaign against the young woman full ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... to display much more regimented discipline. As an individual, an officer enjoys the same rights and freedom as any other civilian. But the job that he or she is sworn into imposes more restrictions ...




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