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  1. A hostage to fate on the mainland

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo I watched with fascination on Tuesday when ATV evening news showed footage of a mock joint counter-terrorist operation between Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen police. The scenario had five terrorists armed with explosives and chemical weapons cornered by mainland special forces near the Sha Tau Kok-Shenzhen border checkpoint following a tip-off by Hong Kong police. ...

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    Western-style democratic gridlock hits Hong Kong's Legislative Council

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:38am by Alex Lo

    ... Yuen Wai border crossing or a basement for the West Kowloon arts hub. Leong's ruling surely does not represent such people. In a reasonable world, bureaucrats would have a good idea ...

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    Getting all hard on China's Confucius institutes

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by Alex Lo

    ... the NED and NDI have been accused by Beijing of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong. Both have funded labour, pan-democratic, academic and human rights groups here. Quid pro quo: if North Americans let Chinese spread Confucian values, I don't see why Americans shouldn't promote democratic values in Hong Kong. ...

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    As adults squabble, children suffer

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to take their Hong Kong-born children to study across the border. However, some mainlanders have denounced the screening interview as unfair because the schools do it in Cantonese. Some schools ... in north New Territories. But isn't this the story of post-1997 Hong Kong? Unused to so many applicants, many kindergartens are simply overwhelmed. They lack staff and resources to handle ...

  5. Computer worm mostly hitting home users now

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... More than 5,600 PCs have been affected, and a further 20,000 over the border A dangerous worm continues to spread in Hong Kong and on the mainland, with no sign of slowing down. Experts ... and patches by now,' said Roy Ko Wai-tak, of the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre, part of the Productivity Council. Mr Ko estimated from previous attack episodes ...

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    Philippines banning Hong Kong journalists is petty and vindictive

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Banning journalists is petty, vindictive The Philippines has tried hard to end its diplomatic row with Hong Kong after the 2010 hostage killings in Manila. But by banning nine Hong Kong journalists from entering the country to cover next year's Apec summit, it will only rekindle resentment and likely retaliation from Hong Kong. It is an appalling ...

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    Let's be less dogmatic on relics in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... to be a victory of sorts for activists such as those from the Sacred Hill Monument Concern Group. Like most people, I am no archaeological expert. Specialists say relics are extremely rare in Hong Kong ...

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    Whiff of hypocrisy in US concern over police use of force in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:43am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A whiff of hypocrisy over police brutality The British government at least has the decency to admit there was nothing sinister in the use by the Hong Kong police ... gas by the Hong Kong police was an 'uncharacteristic' response … it was not indicative of a wider pattern of behaviour," he said. Since late September, our police have ...

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    Hong Kong Occupy leaders crave arrest and persecution

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... gentlemen are so desperate to be seen being persecuted they are begging for an arrest. I hate to point out the obvious. Hong Kong is a free city, so we have been dealing with protesters the way free cities do. For a short time, the world thought we were about to have a Hong Kong spring or a "colour revolution". They mistook Hong Kong 2014 for Beijing 1989, and "one country, ...

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    We need a third way in diplomacy

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:58am by Alex Lo

    ... predecessors. If anyone needs internal diplomacy, it's Leung. But it's not just him. We all do, desperately. Up to now, Hong Kong has only two modes in dealing with Beijing. ... There is the opposite approach, which is to criticise and oppose Beijing and mainland officials for anything they say or do about Hong Kong, or even not about Hong Kong. This is the pan-democrat mode. Yet, ...




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