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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When computers take over trading …

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When computers take over trading … Take an obscure subject and some special writers can turn it into a spellbinding tale. Who cares or really knows anything about high-frequency trading (HFT)? Now, Michael Lewis has made everyone worried about it. That is the kind of skill that rightly makes Lewis probably the most celebrated finance journalist of this generation ...

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    Chinese families' aggression won't help to find missing flight MH370

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by Alex Lo

    ... for what they think they are within their rights to demand. Such behaviour has been on ample display in the relatives' dealings with the Malaysians. But whatever their faults, I am sure officials from the Malaysian airline and the government are not murderers or conspirators, as some Chinese families have accused them of being. Beijing is right to distance itself from ...

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    US offers Anson Chan and Martin Lee a poor example of democracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... they champion. Through a most peculiar interpretation, the rationale offered by the five-judge majority ruling is that, in a nutshell, the First Amendment rights of free speech trump political equality, ...

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    Support for Occupy Central should not trouble head of University of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... disobedience movement. "I support students' right to peaceful protest," Mathieson said yesterday, his first day on the job. "I support free speech and I'll stand up for those ... they consider the right or politically correct answer. Many reasonable people disagree over whether Occupy Central is justified or not. Why should HKU take a stance on this or other controversial ...

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    Urbanisation will drive democracy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... and educational services for new urbanites, and better protection of farmers' property rights stemming from land they leave behind. To cope with the influx, the report, published jointly ... years ago. Property rights, rule of law and rise of the bourgeois middle class- the basis of Western democracy- became reality for the majority as part of a vast historical process of which ...

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    Exchanging insults in realm of fantasy

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by Alex Lo

    ... to statesmanship. "A better knowledge of the classics would not be amiss. "Say Romance of the Three Kingdoms or Fifty Shades of Grey. It's all about domination, right?" Alex Lo ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canada gets all protective about porn

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... a constitutional right in Canada for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to watch porn and experience its full enjoyment like everyone else. Then again, does anyone care about dialogue? I have never subscribed ...

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    Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace You break it, you own it. If mainland authorities insist on their right to arrest and jail people for merely expressing ... and arbitrary. Cao Shunli, a human rights activist, appeared healthy when she was arrested at an airport on her way to Geneva to attend a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Her health ...

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    Pan-dems may have to compromise

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by Alex Lo

    ... constituency seats in Legco to 20 by 2016 and then a fully democratic legislature in 2020. You can tweak the numbers but the direction sounds right. It's even possible that the government might ...

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    Self-interest rules in China's stance on Ukraine crisis

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by Alex Lo

    ... is to be accused of moral inconsistency one way or another, it naturally picks the option that best fits its own national interests. Right now, it's clear Ukraine is not its fight. Why join the West ...




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