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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Our dirty politics are dragging down the quality of public discourse

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:08am by Alex Lo

    ... because the stakes are so high. But it is insidious and corrosive to healthy public discourse. Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, the media godfather of the pan-democratic movement, and Chief Executive Leung ... The ICAC has not gone as far with Leung, merely opening a file following public complaints about a private commercial deal worth £4 million (HK$50 million) before he took office. But it's ...

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    Students are putting tired old-guard politicians to shame

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Students put our politicians to shame On the day student leaders finally met government honchos on election reforms, a survey was released showing dwindling public ... by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. DAB leader Tam Yiu-chung disappeared from the top 10 list of lawmakers. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing and Labour Party ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vetocracy gone mad, thanks to obstructive pan-democrats

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... to think otherwise. The government claims taxpayers have already lost HK$1 billion with the delay of votes on 21 public works projects before the launch of the non-cooperation campaign. ...

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    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... unhelpful and counterproductive. I leave aside the controversy over the existence or non-existence of foreign forces. What Leung's public statements mean is that he is adopting Beijing's ... protesters lose momentum and public sympathy, especially from those whose livelihood and children's schooling have been adversely affected. But just when that happens, hardline statements ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    CY Leung shows how not to talk to the world's media

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY shows how not to talk to the media Someone sent me The New York Times' write-up of the by-now-infamous interview with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and I thought it was a spoof from The Onion. Actually, the New York satirical publication would not have been able to invent the story because the chief executive was saying things that simply ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How the politicians have failed our young people

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... are left to drag out the street occupation that has polarised the public and become the worst political crisis since the handover. Is it any wonder that they have lost patience and started fighting ...

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    Paying the price of miscalculation

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... proposals and chose three that focused on public nomination, deemed unconstitutional by many experts on both sides of the political divide. That raised serious doubt in the public's mind about ... and it has never recovered. Tai is now largely irrelevant. When police fired tear gas, public and international opinion quickly swung behind the students. The students, however, overplayed ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters should take heed of the 1968 French revolt

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by Alex Lo

    ... and organisational errors, the protesters occupied the wrong places, and so quickly lost public support. If they had taken over not just Tamar but also university campuses rather than busy grassroots ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters lose support in the name of democracy

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:49am by Alex Lo

    ... of the government or a Beijing stooge. But the more astute among them must realise they need public support to continue the fight. ...




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