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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats seek to politicise city's schools

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Pan-dems seek to politicise our schools Outflanked by Beijing, the pan-democrats now want to send our children to the trenches. The latest plans are for university students to boycott classes from September 22 and those in seconda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592621/hong-kong-pan-democrats-seek-politicise-citys-schools
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How would Adam Smith and David Hume have voted in Scottish referendum?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How would Smith and Hume have voted? What would Jesus have done? Or, now that the independence referendum has taken place, I wonder as a matter of curiosity how some of the greatest Scotsmen might have voted. The Acts of Union of 1707, which united Scotland and England, greatly influenced the political and economic thinking of two of Scotland's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595565/how-would-adam-smith-and-david-hume-have-voted-scottish
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    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... towards Hong Kong because it was opening economically and it needed the city's expertise and infrastructure in industry and finance as well as being a showcase for reunification with Taiwan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1597591/beijing-shifts-indulgence-hard-line-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's restaurants need the Gordon Ramsay treatment

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by Alex Lo

    ... In most North American and European cities I have visited, you can usually find at random decent food at a reasonable or cheap price. The dirty little secret of Hong Kong, despite its reputation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596329/hong-kongs-restaurants-need-gordon-ramsay-treatment
  5. Comment - MY TAKE

    Beijing's problem in Hong Kong is not foreign interference but Western ideas

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... the Western narratives on the city's democratic development and the country's one-party state. When it comes to such Western values and narratives, they are true believers compared to many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594919/beijings-problem-hong-kong-not-foreign-interference-western-ideas
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... wrote an extremely well-written commentary yesterday about why he is as much a Hongkonger and entitled to call our city his home as anyone else. He is upset when people ask him where he is from ... the liberal principle that we can be citizens, both legally and culturally, of any cosmopolitan city or developed economy. There is much to admire in this international outlook. In many world cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593429/coming-terms-our-sense-belonging
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... of Legends. Our city too has Hong Kong Esports, the company which recently hosted the Hong Kong Electronic Sports Tournament. Its grand finals had a prize pool of HK$1.5 million. The company's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594180/dont-bet-your-life-and-education-electronic-sports
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... and close the loopholes to better protect owners from aggressive developers. The city's developers, already the richest people, have armies of corporate strategists and lawyers for such clever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591220/canny-developers-exploiting-loophole-expense-minority-owners
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

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

    ... Kong's judicial independence and autonomy. That was exactly the opposite conclusion of most but not all pan-democrats and many local lawyers. The Bar Association took a more nuanced view, ... "administrators" like government officials and subject to Beijing's influence, or do they only "run" an independent branch of government within the Special Administrative Region? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bets on the future of beloved Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bets on the future of 'the beloved city' Perhaps Beijing has studied the stages of grief and is betting- probably correctly- that we will in the end opt ... harsh political reform package for Hong Kong. This is the new "Cry, the Beloved City" genre. People are working themselves to levels of outrage and anguish I have rarely seen anywhere. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587437/bets-future-beloved-hong-kong

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