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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    StanChart a victim of Pax Americana

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am shocked, shocked, shocked! Standard Chartered has been accused by US financial authorities of hiding US$250 billion worth of transactions with Iran in the past decade. The allegations come on the heels of HSBC's admission that it laundered money for Mexican drug cartels and pariah states, including Iran. New York State's financial watchdog said StanChart's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014279/stanchart-victim-pax-americana
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China needs to deal with its own backyard rather than taking on Middle Eastern complexities

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by Alex Lo

    ... He contributed earlier to the six-party nuclear deal with Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu, King Abdullah, Bashar al-Assad, Mahmoud Abbas and Hassan Rowhani may be at each other's throats, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385362/china-needs-deal-its-own-backyard-rather-taking-middle
  3. Sharing a travellers' wisdom

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... visited, among other places, Canada, Central America, Turkey, the Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan), Iran, Pakistan and mainland China. What influenced me the most were the places ... in the Middle East as a symbol of conservatism. But I found, especially in Iran and Pakistan, that women actually did not hate wearing it, but respected it as part of the holiness of their culture. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523853
  4. At last, the secret of our 'booming' economy revealed

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Oh boy! This is the last thing we want the Americans to know just when their president is arriving in Beijing today on a state visit. Seeing how George W. Bush is rounding on the mainland and the way he has reacted to nuclear development in Iran, I hope he won't point his six-shooters at our tiny peace-loving city after this revelation: nuclear reactors, made in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525589
  5. Making the transition to 'clean' torture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo There is a widely held belief that democratic governments do not, with some exceptions, sanction torture and that only authoritarian or dictatorial ones such as China, Iran and Syria routinely use it as an interrogative method and a political instrument. A new report by the International Committee of the Red Cross should dispel any such notion. It makes clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675486/making-transition-clean-torture
  6. America's Secret War

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on those financing and recruiting for al-Qaeda. It also aims to change the behaviour of neighbouring Iran, Syria and Libya, and to boost the standing of the US in the Islamic world. The Americans ... between Iran and the Shi'ite majority in Iraq, so any post-Saddam Hussein government would have significant or even dominant pro-Iranian elements, says Friedman. The ebbs and flows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485719/americas-secret-war
  7. War may change, but not the casualties

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in Hong Kong has been conducting a similarly intense campaign by denouncing Israel's military action. Iran has been the main backer of Hamas, the radical Islamist group that controls Gaza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666133/war-may-change-not-casualties

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