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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    'Beautiful souls' blinkered to reality

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com 'Beautiful souls' blinkered to reality A distinctive Hong Kong identity politics is emerging. As it is still developing, it is hard to pin down and put your finger on. But one important aspect seems clear enough: demonise China, idealise Hong Kong. Yes, yes, I know. How can that be when the city is part of China? But it's that very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1252256/beautiful-souls-blinkered-reality
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    Democracy doesn't come with guarantees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... argument- that it will exacerbate conflicts between different classes, vested interests and groups, and may even make Hong Kong-mainland relations more difficult- seems to me to be equally, ... Madrid, Jakarta, Sofia or Washington. These democratic cities and societies are as deeply divided and conflicted as Hong Kong in their own ways. I rather think people in "undemocratic" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1274149/democracy-doesnt-come-guarantees
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    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... of the white paper issued by the State Council on Hong Kong's "one country, two systems". He characterised the controversial paper as a "positive" document that reiterated Hong ... are trained to argue both sides. And indeed, you can argue with equal palpability that the white paper is a new threat to Hong Kong or that it's just old hat. Are judges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  5. 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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting all tangled up in numbers There we go again over the numbers game. Police said about 111,000 people took part in the protest against Occupy Central on Sunday. This is more than its estimate of 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. The University of Hong Kong public opinion programme put the number at between 79,000 and 88,000, roughly ...

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

    Banning the word 'locust' in Hong Kong would be merely treating the symptom

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... shouldn't bother banning "locust" in Hong Kong- the two racial epithets have very different historical and contemporary contexts- but the American example holds important lessons for us. ... unaddressed. As a responsible shaper of public opinion in Hong Kong, this paper avoids the word. We are doing our bit to prevent its entrenchment. But the government has the obligation and the means ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571526/banning-word-locust-hong-kong-would-be-merely-treating
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    Is Hong Kong unprepared for the Ebola crisis?

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Are we unprepared for Ebola crisis? The suspected case of Ebola in Hong Kong turned out to be a false alarm, though the person in question came from one ... for lack of foresight in initiating steps to prevent pandemics. That delay and the spread of Sars cost Hong Kong dearly. The Legislative Council later passed a motion condemning Margaret Chan Fung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572317/hong-kong-unprepared-ebola-crisis
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    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ... Fang On-sang says the people running the commission have now been reduced to attending cocktail parties and receptions. Sounds like one of those dream jobs that exist in Hong Kong for people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570835/hong-kongs-womens-rights-body-appears-have-lost-its-way
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... others didn't? He was observing from Hong Kong during those turbulent years and became an avid reader of the weekly China News Analysis, published in the British colony over almost four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ordinary Hong Kong people will be paying for minimum wage increase

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com We'll be paying for that wage increase Business owners in Hong Kong will have to find another HK$1.4 billion if the minimum wage goes up by HK$3 ... to you and me and blame the increased wage for the price rise. So what are business owners worried about? According to the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, if the minimum wage is raised beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568729/ordinary-hong-kong-people-will-be-paying-minimum-wage

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