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  1. Fear of open spaces

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... That's also why we buy them an Xbox, Wii or Nintendo so they can sit still and not move too much for hours and hours. That's why we have family malls- owned by the same property developers- ... it is another effective method of social conditioning to make children sit still. As a people, we in Hong Kong have commoditised space and built most of our economy and personal wealth on property ...

  2. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the British Virgin Islands and using the same law firm. An unnamed property agent, commenting on news that all 24 flats sold so far at Henderson Land's 39 Conduit Road, including a HK$438.94 million record-setting duplex last month, were bought by companies registered in the tax haven and using the same law firm ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't follow EU's bad privacy ruling in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by Alex Lo

    ... across Asia to offer a similar service. There is a difference, though. In the EU, the service is demanded by law. In Asia, it would be out of the goodness of Google. I say, don't do it. We must not follow a terribly bad decision made by a foreign court just because Chiang thinks it's a good idea. One saving grace is that he is not planning to turn it into law. If the search ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    New York going the way of Hong Kong with its 'micro-apartments'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by Alex Lo

    ... that they can extract from each square foot of space. Property tycoons like Li Ka-shing know all about this. Over time, this will make housing more expensive for the average Joe or Wong: they either ... are just beginning to realise it- hence Urist treating it as news. This has led to declining housing standards and living conditions as well as an erosion of zoning laws. "Countless New ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to set idealistic pieties aside over Hong Kong's universal suffrage

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by Alex Lo

    ... The survey was conducted by Lingnan University and paid for by the non-partisan Concern Group for Public Opinion on Constitutional Development, led by media and property heavyweight Shih Wing-ching ... the Basic Law. But there are good grounds to believe it is. Even if it is not, many independent scholars have pointed out the obvious- public nomination does not equate to real democracy, but only ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A rebellious '60s moment of our own

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... the duopoly of the supermarket chains; the monopolistic dominance of free television, and above all, the pervasive influence and power of the property tycoons- all these are being questioned. ... of protesters. The ICAC, which has until now been our most trusted law enforcement agency, has had its rock solid reputation seriously dented by the profligate spending of its previous commissioner ...

  7. Jockey Club neighbour raises a stink about horse mess

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The Jockey Club may have been breaking the law for years by allowing its horses to answer the call of nature in public places and not cleaning up afterwards, according to hygiene enforcement officials. A neighbour who complained about horse droppings to the club's Beas River Country Club in Sheung Shui was told no laws had been broken. 'According to our knowledge, ...

  8. Tireless tree-hugger ready to unleash legislation

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... every tree in the city is safe from the evil hands of property developers. 'Everyone knows if you need help to save a tree, you come to me,' said Choy So-yuk, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The crusader has spent years fighting the government to introduce tree protection laws. Now, her draft for a private member's bill ...

  9. Treaties to save moon from mining just pie in the sky

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the moon, cannot be appropriated by any country. Presumably, that means no one can stake property rights on the moon. The treaty also mandates free access. The failed 1979 United Nations Moon Treaty ...

  10. Cleese to impart the meaning of life for business leaders, at a cost

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... has sold a ranch in Santa Barbara, California, and is selling another oceanfront property, during a general market collapse in the US. All this is on top of maintenance he is presumably paying ...




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