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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    One-dimensional thinking afflicts Hong Kong's budget

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alex Lo

    ... Chun-wah's budget yesterday. However, expenditure items such as public health care and education are treated like they are liabilities. Perhaps as accounting items. But what if it's the other way round? Well, let's stop using meaningless words like world-class. But suppose our systems of public health care and education are of such a high quality and compare favourably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435882/one-dimensional-thinking-afflicts-hong-kongs-budget
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If you're middle class, the annual Policy Address ritual is not for you

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Alex Lo

    ... or tax-deductibles in health care or education. Nothing, zero! Well, if you have very young children, you get an extra HK$2,500 a year in pre-school or kindergarten vouchers. But if they are older, well, you ... puts on a poverty relief programme, you can be sure a truly effective scheme would cost a lot more. On a positive note, the first highlight- I am not making this up- in the address' health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1406416/if-youre-middle-class-annual-policy-address-ritual-not-you
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Baby formula plea to US is infantile

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to have our low-crime rate, de facto universal health care, mass transport systems that run on time, good roads, and other cheap and efficient public services. The formula shortage is a short-term ... to file silly and time-wasting appeals. "Local parents in Hong Kong can hardly buy baby formula milk powder in drugstores and supermarkets, as smugglers from mainland China storm to this tiny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1140511/baby-formula-plea-us-infantile
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's too early to care about whether Antony Leung runs for chief executive

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:18am by Alex Lo

    ... warnings. He responded by cutting civil servants' salaries, justified for the upper echelon but affecting mostly those in lower levels, and reducing social expenditure, from health care ... Ka-shing's Husky Energy, Hutchison Port Holdings, Agricultural Bank of China, Aluminum Corporation of China, China Mobile and the MTR. Given his influence and connections, he is a man who knows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1382819/its-too-early-care-about-whether-antony-leung-runs-chief
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A contradictory mix of preconceptions over China's role in the world

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A contradictory mix of preconceptions Here are some recent criticisms frequently mentioned against China's external conduct in mainstream Western media. Though they are all negative about China, they also contradict each other. China is narcissistic, isolationist and has limited ambitions and interests outside its own borders so long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1482468/contradictory-mix-preconceptions-over-chinas-role-world
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    MTR and Hong Kong government must come clean over railway delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MTR, government should come clean Delays and cost overruns are almost inevitable with mega public works projects everywhere. The question for officials in charge is how to be transparent and come clean with taxpayers footing the bill. There is no question the much-heralded HK$67 billion high-speed railway linking Hong Kong with Guangzhou poses immense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1486339/mtr-and-hong-kong-government-must-come-clean-over-railway
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jackie Chan: a buffoon with a point?

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the needs of the poor for health care and education. Your media would appear free, but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. "You could wiretap phones. You could torture ... in the world, but we also have its most advanced oligarchy." And, of course, no one denies China is terribly corrupt, not least its ruling elite. Different countries and systems are corrupt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1128116/jackie-chan-buffoon-point
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why the United States should take the blame over Rwanda inaction

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... higher than doing nothing. They would have faced certain public criticism and congressional backlash. Suppose they had committed troops and stopped a potential genocide. Clinton would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1474511/why-united-states-should-take-blame-over-rwanda-inaction
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A long road to a pan-democratic chief executive for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by Alex Lo

    ... it's all or nothing. Both sides are uncompromising in this respect. The following ways out of the impasse are unlikely but not inconceivable. It's clear Beijing will not allow public nomination in 2017. It would rather risk prolonged political turmoil for Hong Kong. Can or will Beijing offer some guarantee that our election system will evolve towards public nomination or one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1469952/long-road-pan-democratic-chief-executive-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Rwanda genocide and Africa's world war

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... It killed more than four million people. Who sold arms to them? It was not neo-colonialist China; it was the West. It was truly Africa's world war. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472244/rwanda-genocide-and-africas-world-war

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