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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR shows bad crisis management over stray dog

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... delays in recent months, the rail operator has been under enormous pressure. Some passengers and critics say it's more important to keep operations running; others say a life, even ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Farley Mowat: a life-changing voice from the Canadian wilderness

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Life-changing voice in the wilderness You can be a virgin to books the same way you can be a virgin to sex. Farley Mowat, the great Canadian author and naturalist ... from start to finish. It was part of my efforts to learn English as a second language at a Toronto high school. Some things you read in your youth stay with you for the rest of your life ...

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    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Profits and the cost of life-saving drugs Champagne corks were doubtless popping in the California headquarters of Gilead Sciences on Thursday as its quarterly earnings were announced. The firm's second-quarter revenue was a whopping US$6.5 billion, far ahead of market expectations. The star performer for the company was its hepatitis ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

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

    ... into the high life of the imperial court during two dynasties, as they were made exclusively for high officials. It's perfectly justified to display them in a publicly funded museum. Most people, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Where have all Hong Kong's novelists gone?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... young activists want to occupy Central rather than work in it. Has our cultural life been as transformed as our politics? You would think so, as troubled times often prove to be fertile ground ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It may be time for Hong Kong activists to look outwards as good Asians

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. "Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Talking about core values while ignoring our minorities

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by Alex Lo

    ... and widespread practice, from government to society to our daily life, that we should ignore, and make invisible, ethnic minorities, and deny them benefits and perks we so readily give to the local ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong economist offers sobering thoughts on corruption in China

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by Alex Lo

    ... Both countries follow the "life-cycle" theory of corruption, "rising at the early stages of development, and declining as modernisation [gains pace]". Most economists agree ...

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    Property market still open to loopholes

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Alex Lo

    ... to make what is for most people one of their most important life decisions. There are, of course, obvious and direct means to crack down on speculation: start a capital gains tax and a tax ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    EU court's ruling on web search will keep skeletons in the closet

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by Alex Lo

    ... that I consider "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". But hey, that's life and it's not fair. Luckily, the ruling only applies within the European Union. Let's hope ...




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