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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Model societies we can learn from

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... anti-Western. Well, there is still the small continent known as Europe, where anti-US and anti-British sentiments are not unknown. I rather idealise Scandinavia and think those Nordic countries and the Netherlands provide the model societies which we Chinese would do well to emulate. You already know why if you read those periodic reports on human development and good governance indexes produced ...

  2. Left to die by the country he believed in

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... illegal immigrants under a system that detained more than 300,000 people last year. Dozens of deaths have been reported in the rapidly expanding network of state-operated and contracted detention ... country; he and his family had believed in America. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

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    China can learn soft power from India

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 01:55am by Alex Lo

    ... one-party rule. But that's something you rarely see reported in the world media. Corruption? China ranks 80 out of 176 countries in Transparency International's corruption perceptions ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China can learn soft power from India If you only know one country, you don't know any country. Many people in Hong Kong have a one-dimensional- and negative- ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Scholarism protesters have taken over from 'Long Hair', more's the pity

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... a day's work rallying and me reporting. He has a quirky sense of humour. He is like a child who never outgrows the need to disturb the peace of adults. Deep down, despite all the Marxist ... can nominate anyone to run for high office- is at odds with representative democracy practiced almost everywhere in advanced industrial countries. If Wong could at least crack a joke, people ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chen Guangcheng misled by his new right-wing 'friends'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... reportedly offered Chen a position. I don't know if Chen has any coherent view on abortion rights and laws in the US, or whether he understands the highly charged ideological debate, something ... dilemma for dissidents. Once exiled, they lose their effectiveness, not least by being mired in the domestic politics of the host country, which they scarcely understand. MY TAKE Dissident misled ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    De Tocqueville's study of democracy has lessons for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com De Tocqueville's lessons for Hong Kong Mainland officials, according to a recent report, have been instructed to study Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old ... like ours. However, the book's title is, in a sense, historically misleading. When de Tocqueville travelled in the US to study its penal system in the early 1830s, the country ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    StanChart a victim of Pax Americana

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... two reports on CBS and in The New York Times in late December 2010. In the past decade, the US Treasury Department allowed almost 4,000 US companies to do business worth billions of dollars with countries under US sanctions, including Iran, Sudan and Cuba. Nearly 10,000 exemption licences were granted to companies both large and small, including General Electric, Kraft Foods, Pepsi ...

  8. Supercomputers take quantum leap into lobster pot

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

    ... LoDown has always had a theoretical interest in the crustaceans- their more practical application to the stomach costs rather more than his reporter's salary can afford. The new explanation, ... is cooked, the proteins unwind and detach the pigment molecules, according to Francesco Buda of Leiden University in the Netherlands and his team. The pigment in its 'free' state is red. ...

  9. Emission estimate is probably right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... not have to measure emissions from every landfill, vehicle, production plant and animal in a country? Not necessarily. When the United Nations reported this week that Kyoto Protocol signatory countries and jurisdictions had reduced greenhouse gas emissions to 5 per cent below 1990 levels, its public relations office also helpfully provided an explanation as to how such numbers were ...

  10. We're innocent, says firm in fake-virgin row

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... at US$29.90, anywhere in the world. That has caused a furore in some conservative Muslim countries where virginity before marriage is considered sacred, and so-called honour killings- for example, when ... attempts to import it. The threats, made in relation to Gigimo's shipping service, have been reported around the world. However, a Gigimo staff member, who declined to be named, told LoDown ...




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