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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Support for Occupy Central should not trouble head of University of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupying the thoughts of HKU head Since when does supporting Occupy Central become a criterion for being a good head of a Hong Kong university? Professor Peter ... core values. The university will help any student who happens to participate in or get into any trouble in Occupy Central, but always within the boundaries and respect of the law." ...

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    Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement may take on shades of Taiwan protest

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupy may take on shades of Taiwan We all know how Occupy Central will play out if its organisers go ahead with it- exactly like the scenes of mayhem in Taipei we have just witnessed this week. Organiser and academic Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting has called it Occupy Central with Love and Peace. He sounds almost like a hippie. His protest colleague and fellow ...

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    Occupy Central redundant unless it's a civil disobedience movement

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 01:50am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Breaking the law is the whole point If Occupy Central is not a civil disobedience movement, it is nothing. The only reason why it has gathered an unstoppable ... or wrong, that is its raison d'être. So why deny it? Responding to their failure to register Occupy Central as a company, Dr Chan Kin-man, one of the organisers, said: "Civil disobedience ...

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    Authorities can't win against Occupy

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Alex.lo@scmp.com Authorities can't win against Occupy Occupy Central is almost certain to happen sometime in the next few months. But the government and the security chiefs ... and mainland officials to denounce Occupy Central and its main organisers Benny Tai and the Rev Chu Tiu-ming. By waving a red flag in front of a bull, you just help to make their supporters angrier ...

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    Jack So is right about Occupy Central

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

    ... Oh boy, the United Front must not be working properly. A day after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying talked tough about not tolerating the Occupy Central movement, a key establishment figure ... Occupy Central. Well, this is actually going to be Occupy Central 2.0, which aims to pressure the government to introduce universal suffrage, in contrast with Occupy Central 1.0, which was just ...

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    When scholars take a radical turn

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with them; in Chin's case, I actively oppose his idea of autonomy for Hong Kong. Nor do I think much good will come out of "Occupy Central". But they are at least exciting in the way ... "Occupy Central" protests to force the government's hand in fast-tracking democratic reform. He is also trying to use what he calls "deliberation days" to educate and engage ...

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    Occupy Central, it's time to pack up

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupy Central, it's time to pack up The real message from Occupy Central does not come from the protest group but from the way the rest of us have tolerated ... and rubber bullets to clear out their own Occupy groups. Occupy Central has been redundant from the start. Hong Kong has long had its own homegrown grass-roots politicians, NGOs and protest groups ...

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    The power of social media cannot replace leadership

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by Alex Lo

    ... the Democratic Party are either outdated, corrupted or irrelevant. Meanwhile, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu Ting has been using internet platforms to enable people- without leaders, unless you ...

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    How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to the 2017 chief executive race if Tai had never written a word about Occupy Central. In his academic mind, he thinks a free and fair election will be in everyone's interest, including ... Benny Tai Yiu-ting teaches at HKU and I live next door in Pok Fu Lam. But, no, the associate law professor who plans to hold up traffic in Central to press for democracy wanted to meet ...

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    A long road to a pan-democratic chief executive for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A long road to pan-dem chief executive From central Europe to the Baltic states, post-Soviet satellites that have made the successful transition to full democracy have continued political reform and tinker with their election systems. There is no perfect election system, a one-size-fits-all model. You evolve and hopefully improve as you go along. ...




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