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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... Accordingly, the Hong Kong government should ask the National People's Congress' Standing Committee to withdraw its decision on democratic reform. "[Let] Hong Kong problems be settled ... It argues for constitutional rights which Beijing would no doubt find subversive. Who's right? Sent jointly by Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholarism, it says Hong Kong is guaranteed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616478/challenging-matter-interpretation
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    Reform Legco's functional constituencies

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... made the same recommendation to the standing committee of the National People's Congress. The stated rationale is that the chief executive election is more important. But the unstated ... for chief executive candidates. Many people realise public nomination is a non-starter. That's why many pan-democrats' fight for it is both quixotic and counterproductive. The reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555003/reform-legcos-functional-constituencies
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    It's Chris Patten against David Cameron on Hong Kong, not Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee. Now there is no need to insult the Iranians, who don't have a dog in the fight. The question that Patten raises actually has more to do with Britain than ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's Patten against Cameron, not Tung This week, the last governor of Hong Kong and the first chief executive of the SAR both spoke on Beijing's proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585313/its-chris-patten-against-david-cameron-hong-kong-not-tung
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    At least we now know where we stand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress would have handed down the official text of its decision, which would then most likely be left to the chief executive to explain ... to the NPC and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, as well as journalists. Local officials from Leung down stayed on the sidelines like secretaries and clerks to the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583219/least-we-now-know-where-we-stand
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... But don't automatically assume what the National People's Congress Standing Committee hands down will violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It won't. Try ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Don't destroy the town for democracy "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it." This was one of the most famous quotes from the Vietnam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
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    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com More political instability now inevitable If you want one person, one vote, this is the price you have to pay. That was the unambiguous message sent from Beijing to Hong Kong yesterday. The price tag for universal suffrage laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is so steep every Hong Kong person has to ask whether it is worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582469/more-political-instability-now-inevitable-hong-kong
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    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Haste on reform report could backfire The government is about to release the results of its stage-one election reform consultation. And just as quickly, they will be handed to the standing committee of the National People's Congress. This is despite wise advice from a group of leading local non-partisan scholars and the Democratic Party to delay doing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
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    China's parliament a billionaires' club

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China's parliament a billionaires' club Where in the world of politics would you find the greatest concentration of billionaires? Looking at the annual Hurun list of China's richest people, a good start may be with the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which opened their annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1444747/chinas-parliament-billionaires-club
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

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

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

    ... of national laws enacted by the National People's Congress... [It] is an enabling legislation in nature. Under the theory of the unitary state structure, all powers exercised ... reading the most controversial part of the State Council's by now infamous white paper. That's part 5 titled "Fully and Accurately Understanding and Implementing the Policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532097/hong-kongs-chief-executive-indoctrinated-mainland-ways
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chinese white paper on Hong Kong was a measured response

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by Alex Lo

    ... and the legislature. In response, in less than a year, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress moved to dash the democrats' hopes with a Basic Law interpretation on the electoral ... has not said ad nauseam already. Back then, the Tung Chee-hwa administration was paralysed and Beijing deeply alarmed after half a million people marched against proposed national security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531090/chinese-white-paper-hong-kong-was-measured-response

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