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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's Chris Patten against David Cameron on Hong Kong, not Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's Patten against Cameron, not Tung This week, the last governor of Hong Kong and the first chief executive of the SAR both spoke on Beijing's proposed ... and substantial" democratic reform. Naturally, the media pitted the two men against each other to represent the opposing sides over political reform. Both men are highly intelligent; their personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585313/its-chris-patten-against-david-cameron-hong-kong-not-tung
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Give the Chinese their due place in the second world war fight against Japan

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by Alex Lo

    ... by contemporary scholars. For one thing, the war lacked simplicity, involving Chinese fighting Chinese; communists against Nationalists; warlords who were patriotic and others who were traitors. ... and the European forces in Burma, Malaya and the East Indies. For most Westerners, including academics, the real war against Japan was in the Pacific, leading to the oversimplification that the US won ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584657/give-chinese-their-due-place-second-world-war-fight-against
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

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

    ... or at least large swathes of their metropolitan and suburban areas, it probably holds sway. But it is an artificial construct against the parochial, nativist or atavist tendencies in all of us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593429/coming-terms-our-sense-belonging
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    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... to compete. Meanwhile, the government and the Monetary Authority sit on massive but idling assets but won't let anyone touch them. It seems every sector we turn to has a siege mentality against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589647/hong-kong-becoming-protectionist-society
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bets on the future of beloved Hong Kong

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

    ... ones, angry. You have to bet for or against the future of China as well because the fates of the mainland and our city are inextricably linked- and many people here don't like that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1587437/bets-future-beloved-hong-kong
  6. 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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society president inevitable. When you have such a large number of your constituents turning against you, there is no other viable option than to leave. The unprecedented no-confidence motion won ...

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

    At least we now know where we stand

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

    ... to play in this whole reform saga. Since Sunday, it has been a mainland show. Li, along with vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee's legislative affairs commission Zhang Rongshun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583219/least-we-now-know-where-we-stand
  8. 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

    ... endless confrontation and going back to the 2012 election method. If so, at least a few of the 27 pan-democrats who have vowed to vote against the reform package in the legislature may crack. ...

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

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

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

    ... with the right connections. The commission chairwoman, Stella Lau Kun Lai-kuen, has refuted such charges against it. The people involved are working quietly at the grass-roots level, she says, and along ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, ...

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

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

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

    ... "broadly representative"- these alone should be a deal breaker for the most moderate of pan-democrats in the legislature. No one can fault them if they vote against this Beijing-sanctioned ...

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

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