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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    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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    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... pitches to business leaders in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: "Occupy Central would cause serious disruption and hurt business, and you have a very high cost to pay for that. ...

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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

    ... economies or so-called banana republics. The youngsters fighting police today are shouting for the right and freedom of universal suffrage, but they are more likely driven onto the streets ... opportunity. After the handover, through a combination of misguided policies and objective global conditions, economic opportunity and social mobility have eluded our young. Young people on the streets ...

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    It's time to stop exploiting Hong Kong's street cleaners

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time to stop exploiting street cleaners I often feel awed and remorseful about how clean most of our city's streets are given the blatant and callous exploitation of street cleaners under the government's system of outsourcing cleaning services to private contractors. A Post report this week highlights how the city's 9,700 ...

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    How the politicians have failed our young people

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... are left to drag out the street occupation that has polarised the public and become the worst political crisis since the handover. Is it any wonder that they have lost patience and started fighting ... no leadership to capitalise on the street occupation that could lead to some give-and-take on political reform. After sporadic appearances, pan-democratic old guards have all but disappeared from ...

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    Paying the price of miscalculation

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... their hand. Seeing there was no blood on the streets, the foreign press quickly lost interest. Traffic blockages and damage to businesses led grass-roots segments to turn against the protesters. Even ... with students and flew to meet mainland honchos instead. That infuriated protesters and sent them back to the streets. So here we are, trapped in a fight between the misguided and the incompetent. ...

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    Foreign media reports of protests give a distorted view of our free city

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by Alex Lo

    ... followed next: police essentially withdrew from the streets and let the occupiers take over. Yet, that is what you would expect from our police, and weak and unpopular government. Ever since, ...

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    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

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

    ... to negotiate a more representative nominating committee. The protesters want full democracy, not a fake one. But lack of democratic governance is not the only thing driving people to the streets ...

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    Hong Kong protesters should take heed of the 1968 French revolt

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

    ... from the history of the revolt than just a slogan. The classroom, rather than the streets, may be a good place to start. The French uprising led by students and later joined by workers lasted ...

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    Leung Chun-ying, reach out and meet the Hong Kong students

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by Alex Lo

    ... candidates, however chosen, must run from district to district and meet people in the streets to convince them they are worthy of their votes. And while the "love Hong Kong, love China" ...




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