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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... for the group. Anyone looking for maximum bang for their bucks would naturally be tempted. With its new tours, the group probably wants to show it is not averse to enjoyment and thereby attract more ...

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    Beware risk of challenging China's 'one country' concept for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beware risk of challenging 'one country' You say one country, I say two systems. I am afraid there is no definite right answer to this debate. Only disaster awaits if we fail to reach an understanding and compromise over electoral reform. The whole concept of "one country, two systems" is an artificial, even self-contradictory ...

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    Rock stars and celebrities get in a mess over Tibet and Palestinian cause

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting in a mess over political causes Should rock stars and celebrities take up political causes? Since they are rich and famous, they naturally provoke envy. And the way to dismiss them is to assume they are airheads; what do they know about politics, really? One way for such stars to get around that is to go for causes that are difficult to fault. Bob ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    It's time for the Hong Kong government to take a tough line on Lamma ferry tragedy

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... over the ferry disaster even though he was in a hurry to impose sanctions against the Philippines. If he had sacked and suspended a few senior marine officials and promised to overhaul ...

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    In defence of Jackie, but only this time

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:40am by Alex Lo

    ... during my youth, I will come to his defence this one time. In an interview in the US, Chan said he sometimes wished that more countries would experience natural disasters. He was responding ... could work together without having to wait until a natural disaster occurs. That's all. It's tasteless and tacky to quote an old fool out of context and make him a villain for saying ...

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    Property market still open to loopholes

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

    ... suppose you want to upgrade to a nicer flat from your old one. Why should you be pressured to make a purchase within, say six to eight months? It's your natural right to take your time ...

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

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

    ... represents the great Canadian spirit of nature; his environmentalism driven by humility and awe before wildlife. This national characteristic is sometimes caricatured as that of the provincial ...

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    Delay turns up heat on MTR to overhaul

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by Alex Lo

    ... transport and housing chief Anthony Cheung Bing-leung became the public face of this debacle. Critics of the MTR naturally seize on this incident as reason for an overhaul. Radical proposals range ...




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