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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY should forgo desire for second term Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not strike me as an unintelligent man. So I am scratching my head as to why he still insists there is no real problem between the legislative and executive branches. It's not just endless filibustering by a few malcontents in Legco, as he has claimed. It is war in all ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Toronto's focus is on Keystone XL oil pipeline, not Mayor Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by Alex Lo

    ... from Alberta to the US Midwest. It strikes me that how Canada deals with its rich reserves of oil sands- also known as tar sands- is a textbook example of why some countries succeed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace

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

    ... medical conditions. They didn't choose dissent; they merely have the wrong family name. Somehow Cao's case strikes a cord in me. She was apparently arrested for "provoking quarrels ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    To the pan-dems, more diplomacy, please. To the DAB, some backbone

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... girl"? So perhaps a better question to ask is this: between the spoilt brat and the obedient child, are there any "adults" among us in our dealings with Beijing? It strikes me ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Strikers right to put tycoon in the dock

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Strikers right to put tycoon in the dock Striking dockers have beaten academic Benny Tai Yiu-ting to occupy Central. And they have even picked the perfect symbol ... Terminals - has likened the strike to the Cultural Revolution, apparently because of the use of banners and posters that depict Li, his paymaster, in rather unflattering cartoons, and a loud protest ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Cultural Revolution label oft misused

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... of Hutchison Whampoa, compared the strike by cargo dockers fighting for their livelihood and working conditions to the Cultural Revolution. It has also been used by former chief secretary Anson Chan, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    In defence of Jackie, but only this time

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:40am by Alex Lo

    ... big earthquake." What he was trying to say was that countries often drop their enmity only when disasters like a tsunami or an earthquake strikes one of them. He hoped more countries ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Justice not served by pursuing trivial action against corporate wrong-doers

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:08am by Alex Lo

    ... a whopping HK$4,500, instead of HK$900. As our own report said, it "had its fine increased five times". Bravo! Another strike for local justice by the legal eagles at the Justice ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Victims of war must be humanised, too

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Thousands of children have been killed or maimed by US-led forces. Effectively, they became mere statistics in the US "war on terror". Just last week, a Nato air strike killed 10 Afghan ... boys worth less as human beings than Richard? Do their parents and relatives, assuming they survived the air strike, not grieve as much as Richard's parents? If US newspapers had regularly ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for Cathay to come clean on junket

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time for Cathay to come clean Something strikes me in a complaint letter sent to us courtesy of Cathay Pacific's corporate affairs chief, Chitty Cheung. "For many years," Cheung wrote, "It has been Cathay Pacific's practice to invite guests to events such as aircraft delivery trips and new destination launches." ...




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