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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... households, or 15.2 per cent of the population, are classified as poor. Can Chong seriously think we can eliminate poverty in an absolute way? Is it possible to raise all 403,000 households above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380026/can-we-ever-get-rid-poverty
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Police should have better things to do

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:54am by Alex Lo

    ... population. According to a neighbour, most visitors were old people. Many came in the early afternoon to chat with friends and socialise. Most went home early in the evening. Police said the parlours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1367360/police-should-have-better-things-do
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    Model societies we can learn from

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

    ... and all worth learning from. This is what troubles me. References to the US and UK dominate our political, economic and public discourse in Hong Kong when by virtue of their smaller population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1315499/model-societies-we-can-learn
  4. Potent symbol for young generation

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Since our government has been telling us to go forth and multiply in a bid to reverse an ageing population, we have often wondered why the bauhinia is still our city's flower. ... for the government's population policy. But a new candidate has presented itself- the Pipistrellus hongkongensis. The new species of bat has been discovered roaming the night sky of the northeastern New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557544/potent-symbol-young-generation
  5. District councillors should at least be honest about their pet hate

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Some people in Hong Kong just don't like animals. This week, the Tuen Mun District Council tabled a proposal to build a pet park with a swimming pool for dogs. Pretty good idea, rather uncontroversial, you might think. The plan says the district's middle-class population is increasing rapidly, and more and more families are keeping pets, which have few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692253/district-councillors-should-least-be-honest-about-their-pet-hate
  6. Why do we have to put up with out-of-date campaign banners?

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... footpath-campaign banners have populated my neighbourhood, have been getting on my nerves. The one by the Democrats calling on people to join the July 1 march particularly galls me. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692254/why-do-we-have-put-out-date-campaign-banners
  7. ARRESTING REMINDER OF A CASINO ECONOMY

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to boost consumer spending while our grassroots workers have to sneak into Macau, with the population the size of Wan Chai, to find work. What have we got going for us? Taiwan has democracy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426289/arresting-reminder-casino-economy
  8. War may change, but not the casualties

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... enemies', wrote the distinguished US journalist and adviser to presidents. 'But their plight was not so different from that of most of the population of Europe,' Lippman wrote. 'They ... but their own population. Today, however, Lippman's 'mistakes' would not arise, at least in the richer parts of the world that are electronically wired 24 hours a day via global media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666133/war-may-change-not-casualties
  9. QUOTES OF THE WEEK

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Environmental Protection Administration, defending the official delay in telling local populations about the discharge of toxic chemicals into the Songhua River. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526541
  10. BUSH'S NEW WAR: BEWARE YOU RED FIRE ANTS

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... has also been released to infect the ovaries of the queen, resulting in 90 per cent fewer eggs. Once an ant colony's population is destroyed, it is taken over by another colony, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487348/bushs-new-war-beware-you-red-fire-ants

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