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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

    'Lexusgate Leung' has had his chance at political office

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

    ... reductions that contributed to deepening the deflation and prolonging the recession. The duo undermined the public social service sector- in health care, education and social welfare- with dire ... this vice with the so-called new public management philosophy that Tung and Co. inherited from the Brits, and you have the government-as-business model on steroids. Healthcare, education and welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1508653/lexusgate-leung-has-had-his-chance-political-office
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Beijing's hand could be forced by appealing to a few Western democracies. Given China's fetish about sovereignty and past foreign humiliations, you would think such appeals would only harden ... freer in their ability to hound the chief executive and his ministers, to the extent a few now dare not appear in public; freer to thumb their noses at Beijing at every opportunity; and freer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China is far from securing its world role

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China far from securing its world role State sovereignty was the great invention of the 17th and 18th centuries; collective security that of the 19th century. ... explains why the British empire and Pax Americana lasted in a way that imperial Japan and Nazi Germany did not. China has felt humiliated for so long as the underdog that it has become fixated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556512/china-far-securing-its-world-role
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... has every reason to feel optimistic. Some experts put the number of people affected in China at 40 million. While the firm's results have been cheered by stock market analysts, health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559319/despite-huge-profits-gilead-sciences-defends-price-its
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... if there will be ringside seats available for public floggings as part of the package. For security officials in Western countries who are keeping a tab on likely jihadists in their countries, this might add ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1558496/taking-unusual-holiday-islamic-state-syria-and-iraq
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Development banks aplenty in the world Does the world need another development bank? Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have signed an agreement ... nations have created a US$100 billion contingency reserve arrangement, which will be co-managed by their central banks. But we already have the China Development Bank (CDB), which has been active ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555464/do-we-need-brics-development-bank

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