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    The Rwanda genocide and Africa's world war

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... for peacekeeping operations, refused desperate pleas from its military head on the ground for more troops and supplies. Belgium, Rwanda's ex-colonial master, withdrew its troops after 10 of them were ...

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    Lawmakers Gary Fan and Claudia Mo take disingenuous stand on housing

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... its quota of 150 daily permits have an impact on our housing supply? Probably. But is it the root cause of our chronic housing shortage? Absolutely not; and it is disingenuous for pan-democrat ... is to blame mainlanders for trying to take up space in Hong Kong. But even if we scrap all permit quotas, it's unclear what impact that might have on housing supply. But it would be against every ...

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    The complexities of setting up a June 4 exhibit in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which bought the office space for almost HK$10 million for the express purpose of housing the museum. However, according ...

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    Exchanging insults in realm of fantasy

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by Alex Lo

    ... insulted each other with references from fantasy books, Philippines President Benigno Aquino joined the fray, saying Chinese leaders behaved like the House of Lannister in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. "They are filthy rich but they still want more," he said. "Beijing's motto is exactly the same as the House of Lannister: Hear Me Roar!" Xi has called China ...

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    Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... appears to be because he is a nephew of blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng; or Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. She is under house arrest. Both suffer from serious ...

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    Guest house row is just so academic

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... consultation was under way about its future, the government put it on a list of GIC sites on which to build housing to ease a supply shortage. Baptist wants the site for itself to build a traditional ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Guest house row is just so academic Send in the inspectors. Call the prosecutors. Baptist University is running an illegal guesthouse. How do we know? Because ...

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    Herbert Yardley and Edward Snowden highlight ironies of United States snooping history

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... of the Espionage Act, which Washington used to seize all his remaining material. Some 84 years later, another young, bright US intelligence officer, Edward Snowden, earned the wrath of the White House ...

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    Unconvincing pitch on country parks

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... social contract. Given the small housing space available to most people, the general lack of urban amenities and bad air, the country parks are there to make up for the sacrifices we have been ... experts have rightly questioned whether the lack of land and flat supply stemmed from the government's control of land sales and developers' expanding land banks rather than any real ...

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    Hong Kong protesters attack Leung Chun-ying with impunity

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... C.Y.'s expansion of housing and land supply, his anti-poverty programmes and measures against property speculation have made him more effective as chief executive than any previous ones we have ...

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    Hongkongers should see the bigger picture on mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... services. They push up housing costs, pricing locals out of the property market. On the last point, you see something similar in London, New York, Singapore, Vancouver among other major world ...




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