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  1. You wouldn't want it to be your mum

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on offer, but 'mother armpit hair'?' Evidently, the poor man still has much to learn. Interestingly, all the DVDs are distributed by the same company. ...


    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The United States, apparently, has been waging gruesome biological warfare in an effort at wholesale extermination- against the feared red fire ants. Reader Byron Tseng wrote to tell us about some intriguing methods US government scientists h ...

  3. What was bugging creepy crawlies?

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Every government has its dirty little secrets and ours is no exception. On the night of July 13, Sai Ying Pun residents living at the intersection of Queen's Road West and Water Street in Western witnessed a mass 'exodus' of cockroaches fro ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ... in history, [providing] fuller, and more secure and richer lives for something like a tenth of humanity in a single generation." Ryckmans made the opposite mistake as the China apologists ...

  5. Simulated tsunami triggers concern

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

    ... Alex Lo Students pretend they are about to be swept to their deaths Concerns have been raised after nearly 500 Hong Kong students were made to take part in a simulated tsunami exercise. ... as young children were more easily affected by sensitive topics such as the tsunami. A statement from the school said: 'We simulated the disaster in the school hall, playing video extracts ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Justice not served by pursuing trivial action against corporate wrong-doers

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:08am by Alex Lo

    ... being tried on 39 counts of manslaughter. This is clearly not a desirable picture of justice done or even seen to be done. So Hongkong Electric will now be made to suffer more by coughing up ... worth HK$138 billion is finally facing justice and made to pay. In August, Hongkong Electric was fined HK$900 for deploying three crew members instead of the required four on board the ill-fated ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to quietly shelve the ultimatum over the Manila hostage crisis

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by Alex Lo

    ... the government's rush to inject HK$40 million into the disaster relief fund through the Legislative Council, enabling emergency relief organisations and other NGOs to apply for fund to carry out operations in the Philippines. Let the record show that non-affiliated pan-democrat Wong Yuk-man voted against the fund injection. That was a mean-spirited vote if ever there was one. With the relief funding, we did ...

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    Wild weather no time for outdoor play

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... years. So when it arrived, what did some senseless people do? One woman was pictured in snorkelling gear as waves splashed onshore. A man was stripped down to his swimming trunks by the Star ... be more important for this person at that time? When people start to lose a healthy sense of danger and caution, it means they are ill-equipped to deal with disasters- natural, political ...

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    Vietnamese general who built an army

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... But on Tet, there is now some doubt. Karnow describes Giap as its "principal architect". But revisionist history based on archival materials made available after Vietnam's opening up ... nemesis, agreed that in military terms, Tet was a disaster for the communists. It decimated the south Vietnamese communist Vietcong and failed to provoke an uprising in the south. But it turned US ...

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    It's too early to care about whether Antony Leung runs for chief executive

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Ka-shing's Husky Energy, Hutchison Port Holdings, Agricultural Bank of China, Aluminum Corporation of China, China Mobile and the MTR. Given his influence and connections, he is a man who knows ... and education to social welfare and university funding. A strong case can be made that the Tung-Leung team inflicted greater pain on the community than warranted. The pair would feel right at home ...




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