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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the government's poverty forum which launched - with much fanfare over the weekend - the city's first poverty line with various calculation methods. That is, we can't seem to talk to each other ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Jumping up and down about poverty "Poverty" is politics. I put it in quotations because it is exactly like "democracy", a highly contested term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

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

    ... to disagree with him. The way the government has now drawn the poverty line- those earning less than half of median monthly household income- is comparative. So it's almost by definition you will always have someone below it. The new poverty line equates to HK$3,600 for a single worker and HK$11,500 for a family of three. After discounting existing benefits paid in cash, some 403,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380026/can-we-ever-get-rid-poverty
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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

    ... Geldof is widely respected for his decades-long work on African poverty and famine relief, and has the title of sir to his name. Angelina Jolie won almost universal acclaim early this month when ... fighting poverty and eradicating diseases. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536397/rock-stars-and-celebrities-get-mess-over-tibet-and
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Political reform starts with makeup of the nominating committee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... Legco election as a road map to phasing them out in the 2020 Legco election or thereafter. This is in line with the Basic Law and strictures from National People Congress' standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544492/political-reform-starts-makeup-nominating-committee
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time for tough line on Lamma tragedy Since the people of Hong Kong have demanded compensation, retribution and high standards of accountability of Philippine authorities over the Manila hostage crisis, we should apply the same standards and outrage to those responsible for the Lamma ferry crash. Eight Hong Kong people were killed in Manila while 39 died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1499477/its-time-hong-kong-government-take-tough-line-lamma-ferry
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Pressure on MTR over delay in high-speed-rail line's completion

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by Alex Lo

    ... months, until the end of 2012. Another mainland adviser complained about the low number of passengers using the Guangzhou-Shenzhen line: "Would the Hong Kong government take responsibility for the poor return of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen express railway?" Humm, could it be that the Guangzhou line currently only extends to the north of Shenzhen, thereby giving little incentive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495412/pressure-mtr-over-delay-high-speed-rail-lines-completion
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong's chief executive indoctrinated in mainland ways?

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by Alex Lo

    ... lines from the commission's paper that could have been straight from the white paper. "The HKSAR enjoys a high degree of autonomy but not absolute autonomy... The Basic Law is a set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532097/hong-kongs-chief-executive-indoctrinated-mainland-ways
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Misperceptions dog United States, China regional intentions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... in Beijing is that the US will not risk a war over regional disputes in which it has no direct stake. China can then rearrange the regional order to play a more dominant role in line with its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523390/misperceptions-dog-united-states-china-regional-intentions
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    United States is a hypocrite on cyberespionage

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... into the computers of US companies. But both countries have an expansive definition of national security that includes economic advantages. And the line between the two types of hacking is often blurred. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1518150/united-states-hypocrite-cyberespionage
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let's hear pan-democrats on poverty

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... for celebration for free-marketeers and our government officials like John Tsang. But you can see the stark realities of those who live in poverty: expect little or no help from the government. It's ... imperative, many such families can't do it alone without being dragged into grinding poverty. Who's going to help them? Charities, the kindness of our property tycoons? How many Bill Gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1357331/lets-hear-pan-democrats-poverty

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