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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570835/hong-kongs-womens-rights-body-appears-have-lost-its-way
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Proposal for 2017 chief executive poll is worse than current system

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... But the reform package that looks set to be handed down on Sunday is so one-sided and intransigent that even moderate pan-democrats will have every right and reason to vote against it in the legislature. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581542/proposal-2017-chief-executive-poll-worse-current-system
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... But don't automatically assume what the National People's Congress Standing Committee hands down will violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It won't. Try reading through all 53 articles, especially article 25 on the right of citizens to vote and take part in public affairs. Hong Kong actually measures up pretty well. But because Occupy's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... no right to waste taxpayer dollars that way. Taxpayers already provide three out of every four dollars spent on a local undergraduate. Senior educators should have the guts to tell those young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... The incident has rightly caused outrage. Animal lovers and rights campaigners laid flowers and put up banners at Fanling station where the stray was struck by a train on Wednesday. An online campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Archbishop Kwong is quite right: Sometimes silence speaks the loudest

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by Alex Lo

    ... town to promote Occupy Central and encourage young people to take part in it. But I am the first one to defend Zen's right to free speech. Zen should be allowed to speak up regardless of whether you agree with his message. If he has that right, everyone else has that right in Hong Kong. Kwong has been accused of holding his views because he is a member of the Chinese People's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549927/archbishop-kwong-quite-right-sometimes-silence-speaks
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    Could cyberspace turn into empty space?

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... an individual has the right to seek removal of references to themselves they consider offensive, web companies have been receiving many requests to remove links. This week, Hong Kong's High Court ... it off its database. Slater's claim of copyright has been rejected by Wikipedia, which says that as the original click was made by the monkey, Slater cannot claim rights to it. So the monkey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569545/could-cyberspace-turn-empty-space
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... law and order without an intimidating presence. Generally seen as an efficient bunch, our police force is one of few in Asia not to have been tainted by major allegations of human rights abuse ... to display much more regimented discipline. As an individual, an officer enjoys the same rights and freedom as any other civilian. But the job that he or she is sworn into imposes more restrictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566483/occupy-central-issue-putting-police-impartiality-under
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Marauding macaques: a monkey business we could do without

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Monkey business we could do without This is the last thing we need in Hong Kong right now. Soaring political temperature, skyrocketing rents, pollution- and now a rising nuisance of monkeys has been added to the list. From their country park habitat around Kam Shan, these macaques are now venturing into urban areas in search food, posing a threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565676/marauding-macaques-monkey-business-we-could-do-without

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