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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Pan-dems may have to compromise

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Pan-dems may have to compromise Revolutions start because rentiers who enjoy long-standing privileges and perks refuse to recognise they are way past their use-by ... are asking them to voluntarily give up their seats by voting for their destruction. Everything goes back to the CE election reform. If the pan-dems give up their demand for public nomination ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    To the pan-dems, more diplomacy, please. To the DAB, some backbone

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... with people you don't like or trust yet have to do business with; and to assert your legitimate interests against theirs. I don't think it's too much to ask the pan-dems to exercise ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bubble trouble for the pan-dems in Legco property cooling vote

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by Alex Lo

    ... Chi-chuen abstained, rather than joining the rest of the pan-dem crew. The anti-property-bubble package is one of the few government initiatives that actually had widespread public support and societal consensus. That made it difficult for the pan-dems to squeeze political capital out of going against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in this case. But try they had to, so they picked ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Divided pan-dems risk societal rift

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Divided pan-dems risk societal rift The pro-Beijing crowd no doubt watched with glee the pan-democrats turning on each other on Wednesday over Occupy Central. ... in 2010. You would think all that was water under the bridge among the pan-dems but the more extreme and uncompromising of the lot forget nothing- and of course, learn nothing either. But the real ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... warning of a possible pandemic. "The pandemic potential of this novel virus should not be underestimated," the research team headed by virologist Shu Yuelong from the Chinese Centre ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Genetic profile of 6th century plague offers clues to how pandemics spread

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 05:21pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... for the Plague of Justinian and Black Death, deadly pandemics eight centuries apart which each annihilated half the population of Europe, a new study revealed. The results, published in medical journal ... of Justinian some 800 years earlier. The pandemic is considered to be the first of the three human plagues and is believed to have first emerged in the sixth century in the ancient Byzantine capital ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    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 ... of local voters prefer someone who can work with Beijing and the pan-dems are only useful as an oppositional counterweight. But in any democracy, the pendulum will swing and eventually ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't expect a Shanghai surprise

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by Alex Lo

    ... war-war", it's good that mainland big brothers and pan-democratic lawmakers have agreed to meet each other. And for two hours no less tomorrow! Nothing will come out of the meeting. Pan-dems ... and political assistants. And no pan-dems, individually or collectively, in or outside of the legislature, have the prestige of leadership to carry their unruly movement(s). Their spiritual leaders, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Pan-dems 'sinners' if they veto five-candidate cap

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:50am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Pan-dems 'sinners' if they veto five-candidate cap Pan-democrats will become "sinners for a thousand years" if they veto a political package allowing five candidates to run for chief executive, lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun says. Echoing former Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Lu Ping's 1993 condemnation of last ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-dems' voting exercise may include government reform plan

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Pan-democrat group is willing to consider administration's plan for universal suffrage Voting exercise may include government reform proposal The government's political reform package could be one of the options to ...




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