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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If you're middle class, the annual Policy Address ritual is not for you

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Alex Lo

    ... cent will be in public housing. So, if you are middle class or above, you may as well forget about getting a copy of the document. There is nothing in it for you: no tax cuts, tax incentives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1406416/if-youre-middle-class-annual-policy-address-ritual-not-you
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Piercing Tsang's 'middle class' delusion

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com So John Tsang Chun-wah lives a frugal lifestyle, drinks tea and watches French movies. Good for him, but that does not make him middle class. Maybe the finance secretary thinks being middle class is a state of mind. But as someone earning HK$302,205 a month and living in a luxury house (courtesy of taxpayers), excluding perks, benefits and a generous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1167232/piercing-tsangs-middle-class-delusion
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China must avoid joining Great Game in Middle East

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China must avoid joining Great Game How far should China commit itself to enhance its standing in the Middle East? Israeli ambassador to China Matan Vilnai has some advice for Beijing. The conflict in Gaza would be "very complicated" for Beijing to solve, he said. Generally, he added, "dealing with the Middle East is very dangerous. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580433/china-must-avoid-joining-great-game-middle-east
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... to Guantanamo Bay. My involvement was pretty much a waste of time, including skipping classes. If only I had used that time to read the Thucydides, Tacitus and Machiavelli that was on my course list, ... university elders are so cowed by our young pan-democrat Red Guards that they are going out of their way to express support for them over class boycotts as part of Occupy Central. Some lecturers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... justified to cause a delay until it was evacuated. The MTR is still world-class despite all its problems. Alas, showing greater flexibility and humanity would have made it an even better company. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How the propertied class found favour It's rare to find lawmakers Alan Leong Ka-kit and Abraham Razack on the same side of the fence. But the arch ... to all taxpayers; and only 3.9 per cent to low-income groups and 7.6 per cent to disadvantaged groups. How Tung and Tsang favoured the propertied class was just obscene. Leung Chun-ying has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551472/how-hong-kongs-propertied-class-found-favour-government
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Trolls highlight the dark underbelly of the internet

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by Hari Kumar

    ... faced were even worse. A troll messaged the details of her teenage daughter's name, class and school as a warning. Most of these threats are seen as just pranks. But the tragic results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574445/trolls-highlight-dark-underbelly-internet
  8. Comment - Debates - MY TAKE

    Chasing the jihad bogey in China's Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... population needs to pay attention to what's going on in the Middle East. Malaysia and Indonesia are already warning of Islamic State terror spreading to Asia as their citizens join the likes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1573053/chasing-jihad-bogey-chinas-xinjiang
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier in Africa?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... priority is to do no harm," says Doctors Without Borders (also called MSF), on the ethical and practical problems of testing a drug in the middle of an epidemic. This is where we need to look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567898/why-wasnt-ebola-drug-used-earlier-following-west-africa
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... an e-mail exchange! If I were Lai, I would be handing out donation cheques on a soapbox in the middle of Victoria Park next time. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557306/whats-fuss-about-jimmy-lai-giving-out-political-donations

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