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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to drop Hong Kong's political reform sideshows

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... insisted publicly any chief executive must be a "patriot". Both positions make any meaningful negotiation or compromise impossible. Hong Kong's interests are ill-served ... on a more sensible and pragmatic path. The movement now led by children, students and hotheads is going nowhere and is taking Hong Kong down with them. As a starting point, Chan wisely pulls away ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1456471/its-time-drop-hong-kongs-political-reform-sideshows
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Only real reform can calm Hong Kong's political volcano

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Only reform can calm political volcano A chubby, mild-mannered legal scholar seems to be disturbing the sleep of the high and mighty from Hong Kong to Beijing. How ... this week; and honchos from the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Hong Kong Industries took turns to warn of mayhem and Armageddon if Tai's plan went ahead. What do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1242996/only-real-reform-can-calm-hong-kongs-political-volcano
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Blame both sides for Hong Kong's political impasse

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Blame both sides for political impasse Beijing wants security and loyalty from Hong Kong. The pan-democrats want democracy. Both sides insist their demand must ... First, Politburo Standing Committee member Yu Zhengsheng warned against Hong Kong becoming a base for subversion and expressed displeasure at protesters waving the British colonial flag. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1186540/blame-both-sides-hong-kongs-political-impasse
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong Power and Defend Hong Kong Campaign. Having been to a few of these rallies, I must say the verbal abuse was usually mutual. As for turning peaceful rallies into confrontation, I think ... basic realities. On the one hand, some kind of full democracy is inevitable for Hong Kong. On the other, there is this colossus called China. The mainland will influence and dictate to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528899/its-time-radical-political-groups-hong-kong-face-hard
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... On-sang's group, Hong Kong 2020. Labour Party leader Lee Cheuk-yan and League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung received HK$1.5 million and HK$1 million ... similarly leaked detailing Lai's multimillion dollar donations to pan-democratic figures, including Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The fact is that in Hong Kong, we have very loose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557306/whats-fuss-about-jimmy-lai-giving-out-political-donations
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... political reform package. But even if you decide the price is too high to pay, you still need to ask whether the consequences of rejection would be more damaging or beneficial to Hong Kong ... to Hong Kong yesterday. The price tag for universal suffrage laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is so steep every Hong Kong person has to ask whether it is worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582469/more-political-instability-now-inevitable-hong-kong
  7. 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

    ... a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the foreign policies of a few English-speaking countries vis-à-vis Hong Kong and to internationalise our fight over universal suffrage, something that is clearly a domestic struggle and ours alone to resolve. If you read the recent official statements on Hong Kong by the US, Britain and the European Union, it's all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Will Hong Kong let democracy slip from its grasp?

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of journalists- who "have surely reported nine out of the last five revolutions". But it does not seem an exaggeration to report that Hong Kong is reaching a turning point, a democratic ... by fringe groups and a yellow press. All these simply spell irreversible decline for Hong Kong as other great Asian and mainland cities overtake us. Apologies to our anti-locust narcissists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1104793/will-hong-kong-let-democracy-slip-its-grasp
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    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 ... and prepare them for local exams. In short, local schools are for local kids. A DSS school like the YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College in Tung Chung, which has a 70 per cent expat student population, ...

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

    If you must curse, at least get it right

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE If you must curse, at least get it right Legislators should not curse in public, especially not in English. If nothing else, they don't know how to do it properly. Take the case of Lawrence Ma Yan-kwok, the barrister and Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker, who denounced pan-democratic lawmaker "Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155632/if-you-must-curse-least-get-it-right

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