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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Baptist University president refuses to take graduation protests on the chin

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Baptist head refuses to take it on the chin University graduation ceremonies in Hong Kong have become an occasion for political protests. Some make sense, others ... ceremonies at various universities have had some protests. At least two industrialists refused their honorary degrees because they didn't want to run the gauntlet of protesting students. ...

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    Whiff of hypocrisy in US concern over police use of force in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:43am by Alex Lo

    ... of tear gas against Occupy protesters. Too bad you can't say the same about American politicians. British Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said this week his government would continue ... effectively been barred from using tear gas. But US President Barack Obama still called for restraint from authorities. His sentiment is perhaps coloured by the American experience that mass protests ...

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    Why are there no statistics for US police killings?

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... many of them innocent bystanders, have been killed by black men in gang violence in Chicago and the slaughter goes on every week with hardly a whimper of protest." Calling it "our ...

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    Patten can speak out but reform is up to Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:10am by Alex Lo

    ... to the occasion and gain political capital out of the protests. In fact, they appear even more clueless and obstructive than before. Patten also faulted officials for failing to engage student leaders. ...

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    Hong Kong Occupy leaders crave arrest and persecution

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Having been upstaged by young protesters and student activists, the three "gentlemen" of Occupy Central say they want to turn themselves in. The Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai ... gentlemen are so desperate to be seen being persecuted they are begging for an arrest. I hate to point out the obvious. Hong Kong is a free city, so we have been dealing with protesters the way free ...

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    Don't give Japan a free pass on its shameful past

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... became prime minister a second time, he was part of a group of powerful Japanese politicians who protested against a plan for a similar memorial for those victims put forward by the local Korean ...

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    Why most Hong Kong people are both blue and yellow in the current dispute

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:14am by Alex Lo

    ... and yellow at the legislature. How marvellous it would be for a lawmaker, deep in the ideological trenches over the Occupy protests, to emerge and call for reconciliation between the two camps. Alas, ... Many support the grievances and aims of the student protesters but question the manner in which they are going about it. We want democracy but also the rule of law. We think mass rallies ...

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    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Museum ivory protest misses the mark Copies of some literary classics now carry what is called a "trigger warning" in some US universities, to alert readers their sensibilities may be offended by racist and sexist references. Perhaps government organisers of an exhibition of antiques made from rhinoceros and elephant parts at the Museum of Art ...

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    It's indefensible for APA students to perform protest stunts

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Performing protest stunts is indefensible Once may be excusable. A second time makes it indefensible. The protest on Thursday against acting Chief Executive Carrie ... Executive Leung Chun-ying. More than 320 students graduated this year. About 100 reportedly took part in some forms of protest both on stage and off. The ceremony was held for the graduating ...

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    Most Legco protesters care little about plight of New Territories villagers

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Most protesters care little about villagers A small number of hooligan-lawmakers and their young mindless supporters have hijacked a campaign by villagers against ... student unions and numerous other protest-anything groups. Most of these protesters would not have met the real villagers affected by the government plan or cared much about what they really ...




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