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  1. Golden week expected to lack its usual lustre

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Service industry leaders have already said they do not expect any rise in visitors primarily because mainland tourists are waiting for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in September. Tourism ... Alex Lo The May Day 'golden week' is likely to see an influx of 460,000 mainland tourists into Hong Kong, starting from Saturday. The Immigration Department forecast released ...

  2. Ex-agony aunt analyses Shanghai Disney affair

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Forum. Likening Hong Kong to a doting wife long suspicious of her husband (Disney) for keeping a mistress (Shanghai) on the mainland, she said the mistress had finally come forward and announced ... no other hidden mainland mistresses emerge, otherwise no one will bother to visit the real wife in Hong Kong. ...

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    Philippines banning Hong Kong journalists is petty and vindictive

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Banning journalists is petty, vindictive The Philippines has tried hard to end its diplomatic row with Hong Kong after the 2010 hostage killings in Manila. But by banning nine Hong Kong journalists from entering the country to cover next year's Apec summit, it will only rekindle resentment and likely retaliation from Hong Kong. It is an appalling ...

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    Let's be less dogmatic on relics in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... to be a victory of sorts for activists such as those from the Sacred Hill Monument Concern Group. Like most people, I am no archaeological expert. Specialists say relics are extremely rare in Hong Kong ...

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    Whiff of hypocrisy in US concern over police use of force in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:43am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A whiff of hypocrisy over police brutality The British government at least has the decency to admit there was nothing sinister in the use by the Hong Kong police ... gas by the Hong Kong police was an 'uncharacteristic' response … it was not indicative of a wider pattern of behaviour," he said. Since late September, our police have ...

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    Western-style democratic gridlock hits Hong Kong's Legislative Council

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:38am by Alex Lo

    ... Tit for tat. Pan-democratic legislators threaten total non-cooperation. The government returns the favour. Sadly, we are all losers in this tug of war. ...

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    Hong Kong Occupy leaders crave arrest and persecution

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... gentlemen are so desperate to be seen being persecuted they are begging for an arrest. I hate to point out the obvious. Hong Kong is a free city, so we have been dealing with protesters the way free cities do. For a short time, the world thought we were about to have a Hong Kong spring or a "colour revolution". They mistook Hong Kong 2014 for Beijing 1989, and "one country, ...

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    Triad roughing up of Michael Bay does wonders for city's image

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:52am by Alex Lo

    ... on the floor and pushed him away. "That's when the security jumped on him. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong. The place ... chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok said he hoped there would not be a repeat of such incidents "[as] the reputation of Hong Kong will deteriorate". Will the latest incident scare off Hollywood ...

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    Hong Kong's tragedy is lack of leadership as youngsters run the show

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:30am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our tragedy is the lack of leadership What irony! The most recognised and popular political grouping in Hong Kong at the moment is not even a political party. ... movement has started, you only need to look at the latest survey by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. "All political groups have become losers in the Occupy ...

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    Why most Hong Kong people are both blue and yellow in the current dispute

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:14am by Alex Lo

    ... Ip is firmly a "blue" person and was wearing a yellow jacket over a blue dress only because it was chilly that day. But most Hong Kong people, I believe, are both yellow and blue. ... recognise the reality that a chief executive distrusted by Beijing is simply unworkable and that Hong Kong could not prosper without its support. We acknowledge the British did many things right, ...




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