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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is legal loophole a financial noose?

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... making buckets of money in the process. Say what you will about Cheung Kong supremo Li Ka-shing and his beloved lieutenant Justin Chiu Kwok-hung, the property duo certainly know how to stick it to the government and its recent measures against property speculation. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying can easily attract thousands of angry people to camp outside his office with his myriad unpopular ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Urbanisation will drive democracy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... years ago. Property rights, rule of law and rise of the bourgeois middle class- the basis of Western democracy- became reality for the majority as part of a vast historical process of which ... and educational services for new urbanites, and better protection of farmers' property rights stemming from land they leave behind. To cope with the influx, the report, published jointly ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Comparisons can solve gross problem

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... attempts to make the sale of properties more transparent and fairer for buyers. Even so, it is right to argue that gross floor areas should also be included in sales brochures. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance will come into effect at the end of next month. Under the new law, developers and agents must use the new standard saleable area in the place of gross floor ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Talking about core values while ignoring our minorities

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Of core values and racial stereotypes Core values are like mission statements. They are things we would like to think we treasure and practise, something to feel good about ourselves. So business leaders have their core values for Hong Kong like a free market and respect for private property. Pan-democrats prefer other things like the rule of law ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    CY Leung should come clean on UGL deal

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... million) by UGL, an engineering company, after he took office in 2012. To be sure, the deal was made before he became chief executive, when UGL agreed to buy DTZ, a property company of which Leung ... just yet. But there is still the issue of declaration of interest. There are several laws that are relevant: articles 47 and 104 of the Basic Law, the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... such as new town developments in the New Territories, funding for waste management facilities and the double property stamp duty. There is now a backlog of over 40 items before the Legislative ... of his term to making sure Hong Kong achieves universal suffrage as prescribed under the Basic Law by 2017. He may thereby regain some political capital with the general public, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Churches' developers obey a higher law In their ruthless pursuit of property development, some of our churches rival our developers. Neighbours in Wan Chai fought for years against the Mega Tower, which has been scaled down and reincarnated as Hopewell Centre II. What many don't know is that they may end up with three huge religious mega ...

  8. 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 ...

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    Digging deep for some illegal space

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... would want to open. But given that our property tycoons have enriched themselves with the connivance of the government at our expense, it's only fair they should follow the law to a tee. ... exceptionally greedy and that their neighbours and wealthy peers in other exclusive areas are all law-abiding citizens? Tang has said he felt hard done by because his lawyers and architects said ...

  10. 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 ...




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