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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    New York going the way of Hong Kong with its 'micro-apartments'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Future of New York is present-day HK We in Hong Kong are accustomed to idolising real world cities like New York. But there is at least one crucial respect ... mayor Michael Bloomberg and followed by developers, is to build more "micro-apartments", tiny flats of 250 and 370 square feet. Sound familiar? New York, of course, has always had ...

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    Whitehall and colonial government never wanted full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by Alex Lo

    ... objected by threatening fire and brimstone? That would have been the impression from a recent New York Times report based on declassified British documents obtained at the request of several Hong ... as neither sovereign state would have countenanced them. This was pointed out in a letter to The New York Times yesterday by veteran Hong Kong journalist Liu Kin-ming. Indeed, this rationale ...

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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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY shows how not to talk to the media Someone sent me The New York Times' write-up of the by-now-infamous interview with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and I thought it was a spoof from The Onion. Actually, the New York satirical publication would not have been able to invent the story because the chief executive was saying things that simply ...

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    How Hong Kong's attitude to poor mirrors the American right

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How HK elite mirrors American right Poor C.Y. Leung. His gaffe about the danger of giving full voting rights to the poor has spread far and wide. Even the great Paul Krugman, The New York Times columnist and Nobel economics laureate, devoted a column to the subject over the weekend. But to be fair, Leung has been nicer to the poor than his two ...

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    New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's last line of defence- his wife

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Weiner's last line of defence: the wife The king of sleaze from Queens has done it again. Anthony Weiner, a New York mayoral candidate, is caught in a new sexting scandal. An earlier one cost him a seat in Congress. In 2011, when the scandal broke, he tried to fend off allegations by claiming his Twitter account was hacked. This time ...

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    James Tien adds insult to injury over call for Leung Chun-ying to resign

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:43am by Alex Lo

    ... already expressed its resolute support for Leung. Tien, perhaps thinking he could get away with it a second time, thought he could sing a different tune. He was tempting fate. No doubt ... the city's two biggest political crises. Obviously, Beijing doesn't think it's a good idea to let Tien take it for a ride a second time. Perhaps it's time for him to jump ship ...

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    Occupy protesters must drop the self-righteousness

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alex Lo

    ... people who don't support them are cowards, paid agents, or just plain evil. It's time for them to learn that many reasonable people don't like what they are doing and don't ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vetocracy gone mad, thanks to obstructive pan-democrats

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Vetocracy gone mad with pan-dems An American friend has recently taught me a new word, vetocracy, to describe the state of US politics. Well, how ironic! We have that in Hong Kong already even though we don't have full democracy. The term, my friend says, refers to how the two main political parties in the United States are so polarised along ideological ...

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    Students are putting tired old-guard politicians to shame

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

    ... on television, stating their case with passion, reason and poise. Here we see the city's new political stars on the rise, and they just put to shame the old guard. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ... by a sudden burst of popular unrest and have no idea how to capitalise on it. Most of them are hardly seen. The student leaders are the new pan-democrats and the better for it. The problem ...

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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

    ... nationality and where you live around the globe. The whistle-blower is back in the news thanks to the release of a new documentary, Citizenfour, by Laura Poitras, who was one of his two original ... of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one," he told the Post at the time. This exposed the lies and hypocrisy of US authorities, who had long claimed they did ...




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