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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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    Titillation takes on a new taste in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:10am by Hari Kumar

    ... other, clothes or no clothes. Not to be outdone, New York-based cable channel VH1 started airing its own Dating Naked series recently. The idea being the participants know what they are getting ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Titillation takes on a new taste in HK A word of caution to those heading to a new eatery which opened yesterday. It's owned by the famous "Naked ...

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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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    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Time to spend money on Ebola vaccine One suspected Ebola case in Hong Kong turned out to be a false alarm. But officials say they will still be on high ... They are answerable to shareholders for whom the bottom line is paramount. So far, most research has been done by state-funded bodies and some universities. Finding the money to hold costly and time ...

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    Meat of the McDonald's problem lost in McFlurry

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... is the stale meat. But changing the meat and finding a new supplier would have about the same effect on burgers as changing the tobacco in cigarettes. Wonder what all the fuss is about, then. ...

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    Balance and blame over asymmetric war in Gaza

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... and killed two Israeli soldiers, Israel unleashed a war that killed 1,200 civilians in Lebanon and 44 in Israel. This time Israel claims Hamas killed three Israeli teens. Hamas denies ...

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    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference Are people on both sides of the political divide getting a tad too paranoid? Here is a letter from Hong Kong by one William Lam published in The New York Times a day after the July 1 march. It first accused Beijing of having no intention of honouring a free and fair election in 2017. OK, I grant you that's ...

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    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... profit and what is greed? It may be time for a rethink when drug companies set a price for their products that makes them inaccessible to millions who need them. Alex Lo is on leave ...

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    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Beijing's stance, as indeed they have. It must be gratifying that Washington rolls out the red carpet every time these two ageing pols pay a visit. But that David Cameron, how rude not even to see ... of words. Contrary to pan-democratic propaganda about liberties being threatened on all fronts, Hongkongers are freer today than at any time before 1997. More seats in the legislature are directly ...

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    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... for the group. Anyone looking for maximum bang for their bucks would naturally be tempted. With its new tours, the group probably wants to show it is not averse to enjoyment and thereby attract more ...




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