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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to stop exploiting Hong Kong's street cleaners

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by Alex Lo

    ... wages, benefits and conditions for government workers after the handover as before. But a judge ruled that it was OK and no one bothered to appeal. For the next decade, the cleaners' wages ...

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    Bets on the future of beloved Hong Kong

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

    ... Judging by a few navel-gazing commentaries and the massive response they have attracted, you would think this time is really- really- the end of Hong Kong; or less melodramatically, the end ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 ... As patriots, do top judges have to love China and the Communist Party or merely have to uphold "one country, two systems", including the city's common law tradition? In our toxic ...

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    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... The activists are going overboard. The centuries-old artefacts should not be censored; they need to be judged and appreciated in their contexts. Their artistry and craftsmanship certainly offer a window ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Hong Kong pan-dems and the United States neo-cons

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Initiative; many of their associates played key roles in the Bush administration. Bork, daughter of the late conservative judge Robert Bork, had in the last decade repeatedly urged Washington ...

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    China is not displaying contradictory impulses over its major policies

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by Alex Lo

    ... pushing hard to reinforce Beijing's sweeping territorial claims." Actually, judging by China's recent behaviour in the East and South China Seas as well as the sustained crackdown ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong's chief executive indoctrinated in mainland ways?

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by Alex Lo

    ... and there is no so-called 'residual power'." So even judges are put in the same category as political administrators by Beijing, which is why the Bar Association has criticised the white paper. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is outraging public decency OK in Hong Kong in the cyberage?

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by Alex Lo

    ... to teenagers who place intimate details about themselves online; and to spy agencies who snoop on the webcams of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting users. It appears even our own top judges have ... of posting for which Chan was previously convicted for "outraging public decency" is not public. The test of that, write the judges, is that it required the physical presence of at least ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US offers Anson Chan and Martin Lee a poor example of democracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... judges, the overall contribution has been raised to "the number infinity". An earlier ruling by the top court had already enabled corporations to make unlimited donations through ... they champion. Through a most peculiar interpretation, the rationale offered by the five-judge majority ruling is that, in a nutshell, the First Amendment rights of free speech trump political equality, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A contradictory mix of preconceptions over China's role in the world

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... nuclear disaster. Is China the devil, an angel or both depending on where, when and how? Those who want to judge or understand China fairly should look at the totality of the often-contradictory ...




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