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

    ... with Alex Lo 'If we hastily implement universal suffrage without supporting measures, the middle class will die for sure...' Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, explaining why instant democracy is bad for you- 'It is a jazz dance... of my own choice! It's my idea... to show my femininity!' Miss Hong Kong 2004 Kate Tsui Tsz-shan, angrily explaining she ...

  2. District councillors should at least be honest about their pet hate

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Some people in Hong Kong just don't like animals. This week, the Tuen Mun District Council tabled a proposal to build a pet park with a swimming pool for dogs. Pretty good idea, rather uncontroversial, you might think. The plan says the district's middle-class population is increasing rapidly, and more and more families are keeping pets, which have few ...

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    Abraham Razack is not standing up for the common man on stamp duty

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... will crash under the new measures. They understand that if prices start to fall drastically, many middle-class flat owners will join their cause. However, so far, only sales volumes have gone down, ...

  4. One-woman brothels sprouting in Tin Hau

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Councillors complain about red-light workers in Victoria Park Sex workers are invading old buildings in Tin Hau and setting up one-woman brothels. The trend has prompted residents and neighbourhood representatives in the mainly middle-class, low-crime area to warn that there are signs of it turning into a red-light district. District councillors have complained that some prostitutes ...

  5. China's perilous pursuit of petroleum

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... create around the world. It is understandable that the newly rich and rising middle class in India and China want to live like their western counterparts. Yet, it is clear that this western ... neither can humanity. To understand the geopolitical costs of this fossil-fuel-based lifestyle, one need only look at a world map. The map of oil-producing countries in the Middle East and Central ...

  6. Public education, local in all but name

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that outside-class tutoring. The switch to international schooling, of course, imposes not only a heavy financial cost, but also a cultural burden, on local middle-class families. Many parents, I believe, ...

  7. Fear of open spaces

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I don't dare denigrate that achievement under a government policy of high land value. It has served us well for decades by giving us physical security and material plenty- at least for the middle and upper classes. But it has also led to an economy being hijacked by property tycoons. With space as a tradeable commodity, we should not be surprised that developers- from Henderson's 39 ...

  8. Bus Auntie's martial-arts performance a major hit on YouTube

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo First there was Bus Uncle. Now there is Bus Auntie. A middle-aged Chinese woman has become a kung fu legend around the world after showing off her prowess on a San Francisco public bus in the city's Chinatown this month. The woman went into an obscenity-laced shouting match in multiple languages and dialects with another woman after she was refused a seat. ...



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