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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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's Alibaba is what Western capitalists dream of

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... a minor player, a book called One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China made the best-selling list for weeks. Today, Alibaba almost approaches that kind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588950/chinas-alibaba-what-western-capitalists-dream
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's excess men and the fear of cults

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... poverty-stricken Chinese men migrated away from familial support systems in search of livelihood, the number of secret societies, brotherhood associations and bandit groups increased rapidly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575673/divine-intervention-beijing-style
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Cruel MTR belongs in the doghouse The Mass Transit Railway has blood on its hands. Train command centre staff could have saved a stray dog which accidentally wandered onto the tracks of its East Rail line. Instead, they chose to keep the trains running rather than cause a delay that would have provided enough time for rescuers to get the dog to safety. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong unprepared for the Ebola crisis?

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by Hari Kumar

    ... earlier and submitting to political influence in not calling for stringent restrictions to be put in place. Now, have we heard that line in Hong Kong before? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572317/hong-kong-unprepared-ebola-crisis
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Meat of the McDonald's problem lost in McFlurry

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... of annual fast food transactions increased from 26.61 to 32.76 per person, average BMI increased from 25.8 to 26.4. That's why the McDonald's staff website, McResource Line, was last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563697/meat-mcdonalds-problem-lost-mcflurry
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... They are answerable to shareholders for whom the bottom line is paramount. So far, most research has been done by state-funded bodies and some universities. Finding the money to hold costly and time-consuming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564493/time-spend-money-ebola-vaccine
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    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

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