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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bubble trouble for the pan-dems in Legco property cooling vote

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by Alex Lo

    ... chief executive race. In appointing him to Exco, Leung was taking Lyndon Johnson's immortal words to heart: "It's better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside ...

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    Shinzo Abe's moves on Japan's pacifist constitution deserve greater attention

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by Alex Lo

    ... race in Asia, but also threatening democratic constitutionalism in his own country. Article 9 of the constitution says: "Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China needs to deal with its own backyard rather than taking on Middle Eastern complexities

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by Alex Lo

    ... they are geographically far from China. Closer to home, there are rising tensions and an unacknowledged arms race right in China's neighbourhood in the East and South China Seas, as well as a realignment ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Democracy is a real religion

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... always the same: soccer, soccer gambling, horse-race gambling, other sports, including sports cars, and women. As we got older, we added children and schooling to our conversations. As post-60s ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Forget democracy, try leadership

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... election results, a pro-establishment candidate is likely to win in a free and fair chief executive race. For God's sake, can those pan-dems ever run a government? Do they even want to run ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to the 2017 chief executive race if Tai had never written a word about Occupy Central. In his academic mind, he thinks a free and fair election will be in everyone's interest, including ... and fair race, the Beijing-friendly camp would still win, provided it had a half-decent candidate, but not by a landslide. So the government would have the legitimacy denied it now. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Qiao Xiaoyang conjures a democracy of exclusion

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Whatever "majority" means, it looks like a serious raising of the current nomination threshold, which only required each candidate in last year's chief executive race to secure nomination by at least 150 supporters in the 1,200-member election committee. Suppose we have a system in 2017 similar to the one last year for the chief executive race, with the main difference ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Focus fight on who picks the candidates for chief executive

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

    ... with the Occupy Central protest plan said over the weekend that we should focus on the composition of the nominating committee that will select candidates for the 2017 chief executive race. That's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Martin Lee falls foul of the pan-democrat ideologues

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that at least five candidates run in the 2017 race, thereby increasing the odds of at least one being a pan-democrat. Whether the details of his plan are workable is less important than the attempt ...

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    Stereotypes of Chinese mainlanders go too far

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Stereotypes of mainlanders go too far Remember your mother advising you to behave decently when out in public? A group of tourists who descended on the Shanghai Formula One circuit forgot this piece of advice and are now the target of ire in the blogosphere. After the race, they had to get their coach to stop so they could answer the call ...




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