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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

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

    ... Alex Lo alex lo@scmp.com Let Hong Kong deal with the protests If Beijing really trusts Leung Chun-ying and his government, it should seriously consider stopping its micro-management ... in the response to the unrest. As a result, the Hong Kong government is increasingly toeing the party line; over the weekend it alleged that the Occupy movement is funded and manipulated by "external ...

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    Police action not the answer to the crisis on Hong Kong's streets

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Police action not the answer to crisis Protesters think they have morality on their side. Front-line police officers are told they have the law on their side. If you think you are fighting for a just cause, the police must appear ...

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    Students are putting tired old-guard politicians to shame

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

    ... is that the old pan-dems, despite their moniker, have no idea how to play populist politics. Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, much lauded for its ability ... 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 ...

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

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

    ... said. "You have to take care of all the sectors in Hong Kong as much as you can and if it's entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you would be talking to half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month. "Then you would end up with that kind of politics and policies." Leung must be under a lot of stress from ...

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    Greater equality would be a worthy cause for students to fight for

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... of above 0.5) with social tensions and unrest. If they are right, Hong Kong would serve as a good example. At 0.537, we are the highest among developed economies and on par with many developing ... and liberty. The Chinese ruling elites have themselves warned against their glowing dangers and the challenges they pose to the survival of the Communist Party. While 1.3 million Hong Kong people live ...

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    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... journalistic conduits. The trio- the other reporter was Glenn Greenwald- were in Hong Kong last year when Snowden handed over a massive trove of secret intelligence documents. To many Americans, ... everywhere, but we in Hong Kong were especially mesmerised because much of the drama unfolded here. And we too have been victims of American cyber-spying. In the first interview he gave after he fled ...

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    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Protests expose the real rot in society Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong. That is what the pro-democracy rallies have exposed for the world to see. ... or even the main one. Many Hong Kong people are unhappy, but it's unlikely they were solely driven to fight police because they were upset by Beijing restricting the choice of candidates ...

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    Hong Kong protesters should take heed of the 1968 French revolt

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Take heed of the 1968 French revolt Some Hong Kong protesters, perhaps students of French, held up a banner of one of the most famous slogans from the May 1968 ... roughly one month. It was often referred to as the revolution that never was. Like Hong Kong, it too demanded participatory democracy for the grassroots. And for a short period, the Fifth Republic ...

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    Integration and exceptionalism both at play in Hong Kong conflict

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:01am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Integration and exceptionalism at play Hong Kong is torn between rival visions about its identity and future. On one side is the need for our little city to find its place in vast China- integration. This means that over time, we can only be more like the rest of the country. On the other side is the counterclaim that we must preserve and protect what ...

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    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... It argues for constitutional rights which Beijing would no doubt find subversive. Who's right? Sent jointly by Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholarism, it says Hong Kong is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy outside military and foreign affairs. Therefore, our constitutional development leading to "genuine" universal suffrage is a matter for Hong Kong alone. ...




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