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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are some Hong Kong pan-democrats stepping away from the brink?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by Alex Lo

    ... Hong Kong people may be adopting this particular foreign influence. No less a pan-democrat than Benny Tai Yiu-ting, the co-founder of Occupy Central, has made that assessment and appears ... yesterday that support for his movement was waning. "The number of people joining us will not be as big as we expect, because of the very pragmatic thinking of Hong Kong people," Tai told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584020/are-some-hong-kong-pan-democrats-stepping-away-brink
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    At least we now know where we stand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... extent it still actually underpins Hong Kong-mainland relations. But given the high-profile manner in which Beijing has handed down its democratic reform package, officials on both sides ... along with token appearances before the media of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in the last two days, says everything you need to know about the diminishing role the Hong Kong government has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583219/least-we-now-know-where-we-stand
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When government becomes the problem People like to talk about "core values" as those which make a society like Hong Kong succeed or different from ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem
  5. 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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's worse than current election system These are strange days in Hong Kong. There are times when I almost feel sympathy for the pan-democrats over universal ... of their former selves. As for the flame throwers and disrupters of Legco, well, they are just beyond the pale. And more than ever, I think Occupy Central will do more harm than good to Hong Kong ...

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

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... at the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University are planning to reschedule classes to fit the protesting students' timetables. Wait a minute. If you have a beef with the central government or the Hong Kong government, fine, go protest outside the liaison office or in Admiralty. Go occupy Central or Mong Kok. But do it in your own time. Law lecturer Benny Tai Yiu-ting once told me he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he ... on about international standards. But it's a city election, not a country's. There is no higher arbiter or authority than Beijing to decide what form of democracy Hong Kong can have. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR shows bad crisis management over stray dog

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bad MTR crisis management over stray The unfortunate MTR stray dog incident has become a full-blown crisis. Assuming that staff on the ground did not do their job humanely, protesters used the full might of social media and street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580700/hong-kongs-mtr-shows-bad-crisis-management-over-stray-dog
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's massive surpluses could fund pension scheme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by Alex Lo

    ... these funds would run dry in three decades from now. The study's leader, Nelson Chow Wing-sun of the University of Hong Kong, and his team have gone out of their way to estimate how quickly money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579561/hong-kongs-massive-surpluses-could-fund-pension-scheme
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... pressure to keep trains running on time. The operator has been plagued by problems great and small recently, such as a massive cost overrun and delay in the construction of the Hong Kong section ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray

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