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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Proposal for 2017 chief executive poll is worse than current system

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... and democratically legitimate. We could accept having just two to three formal candidates, but were hoping they would not need at least half- that is endorsement from 600 members- to qualify for the poll. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581542/proposal-2017-chief-executive-poll-worse-current-system
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... half its estimate for the July 1 rally. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which organised Sunday's pro-Beijing protest, originally put the figure at 193,000 but yesterday, Robert Chow ... the disparities between official and organiser estimates happen because they are not counting the same thing. Organisers of this year's July 1 march claimed more than half a million took part, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576288/hong-kong-protesters-police-get-all-tangled-numbers-game
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Both Beijing and Anson Chan are talking hogwash over full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Anytime you have more than half a million Hong Kong voters doing something together it is a serious matter. The government should worry about it as a strong expression of public opinion. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539168/both-beijing-and-anson-chan-are-talking-hogwash-over-full
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chinese white paper on Hong Kong was a measured response

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by Alex Lo

    ... has not said ad nauseam already. Back then, the Tung Chee-hwa administration was paralysed and Beijing deeply alarmed after half a million people marched against proposed national security ... the 180,000 record achieved in 2012, though the police figure was half that. And not only that, the June 20-22 mock referendum beckons while the coming July 1 rally threatens to deliver another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531090/chinese-white-paper-hong-kong-was-measured-response
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How the bureaucrats are failing our good home-grown schools

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bureaucrats failing these fine schools Our city has perfectly good schools, which sometimes fall on hard times because of greedy landlords and government bureaucrats. You want to know why our education system is going down the drain; it's because of these people. Take the half-century-old St Margaret's Girls' College on Caine Road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1524057/how-bureaucrats-are-failing-our-good-home-grown-schools
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US immigration detention system just doesn't work

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Times, roughly half of immigrant detainees would eventually be released because they have been wrongfully held, granted permanent stay on humanitarian grounds or because authorities stop pursuing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520725/us-immigration-detention-system-just-doesnt-work
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Property market still open to loopholes

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Alex Lo

    ... on unoccupied flats and undeveloped land held by large developers. Yet not only officials but many Hong Kong people- more than half of whom own their own homes- are biased against such taxes so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513003/property-market-still-open-loopholes
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A contradictory mix of preconceptions over China's role in the world

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... these the half-empty-bottle positions. Let me present the half-full-bottle position, admitting, from the outset, that we are all prone to "confirmation bias". "Peaceful" is a relative term. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1482468/contradictory-mix-preconceptions-over-chinas-role-world
  9. 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

    ... of the nation's best athletes, including half a dozen Olympic medallists, such as parallel bars master Li Xiaopeng who won four golds at Sydney and Beijing. Last month, it was revealed that the dean, Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1483301/mixing-powerful-vulnerable-hunan-gymnastics-school-seems
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Pan-dems may have to compromise

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by Alex Lo

    ... likely in return veto the government's CE reform package. But you may argue they may still achieve- in a separate government reform package for the legislature- the half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1453532/pan-dems-may-have-compromise

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