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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... called for. It's a bit late for that. Under Lam, the fund has been wasteful on events that did little to enhance Hong Kong or entertain the public while rejecting others that might have ... from the fund. These likely referred to the dragon and lion dance events held between 2011 and 2013. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has been a driving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1492277/hong-kongs-mega-events-fund-lacks-bang-its-buck
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    One-dimensional thinking afflicts Hong Kong's budget

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

    ... competitiveness, they inevitably cite tourism and information technology like magical chants, as the panacea to all our economic ills. You have a perfect example of that in finance chief John Tsang ... tensions than expanding tourism- read mainland tourism- or creating an IT industry we never had and have no idea how to develop? But the way Tsang the fiscal hawk talked about it, you almost think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435882/one-dimensional-thinking-afflicts-hong-kongs-budget
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    MTR and Hong Kong government must come clean over railway delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... is how to be transparent and come clean with taxpayers footing the bill. There is no question the much-heralded HK$67 billion high-speed railway linking Hong Kong with Guangzhou poses immense ... raises serious doubts about the MTR's transparency and credibility. The 26-kilometre Hong Kong underground link was originally scheduled to open next year. Now it looks like it won't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1486339/mtr-and-hong-kong-government-must-come-clean-over-railway
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    A long road to a pan-democratic chief executive for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by Alex Lo

    ... That is the normal state of affairs. Hong Kong people must realise that as well. Yet, in the acrimonious debate over the system for electing the chief executive in 2017 and thereafter, both sides act ... nomination in 2017. It would rather risk prolonged political turmoil for Hong Kong. Can or will Beijing offer some guarantee that our election system will evolve towards public nomination or one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1469952/long-road-pan-democratic-chief-executive-hong-kong
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    Hong Kong schools get it all wrong on sex and dating

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting it all wrong on sex and dating When it comes to sex and dating for our children, it's difficult to be rational and level-headed. Two pieces of news came to my attention recently and frankly, I was shocked. They came f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1467772/hong-kong-schools-get-it-all-wrong-sex-and-dating
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    The complexities of setting up a June 4 exhibit in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Alex Lo

    ... group- or both? A memorial museum devoted exclusively to the June 4 incident was to open next week in an office building in Tsim Sha Tsui. The permanent exhibition is organised by the Hong Kong ... But there is no dispute that June 4 is still an open wound which we have never come to terms with. It's unlikely any June 4 discussions will take off anytime soon on the mainland. But in Hong Kong, we have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466584/complexities-setting-june-4-exhibit-hong-kong
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    Support for Occupy Central should not trouble head of University of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupying the thoughts of HKU head Since when does supporting Occupy Central become a criterion for being a good head of a Hong Kong university? Professor Peter Mathieson, the new vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, has been asked time and again by students and reporters about his stances on various political hot potatoes such as the civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1462764/support-occupy-central-should-not-trouble-head-university
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    How Hong Kong's government subsidises those who need it least

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... the undeserving got the most public subsidies, but that Tsang's pseudo-financial prudence wasted our surpluses that could have been used to invest long-term for Hong Kong's future. Might we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1458027/how-hong-kongs-government-subsidises-those-who-need-it-least
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    Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement may take on shades of Taiwan protest

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... and their failed bid to take over Taiwan's cabinet building has energised their counterparts in Hong Kong. So perhaps, besides blocking roads in Central, they will now make an attempt ... Co-operation (Apec) forum for finance ministers and central bankers from Hong Kong to Beijing. Wherever such mass protests occur and whether against Wall Street, the financial City of London, austerity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457292/hong-kongs-occupy-central-movement-may-take-shades-taiwan
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    It's time to drop Hong Kong's political reform sideshows

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... insisted publicly any chief executive must be a "patriot". Both positions make any meaningful negotiation or compromise impossible. Hong Kong's interests are ill-served ... on a more sensible and pragmatic path. The movement now led by children, students and hotheads is going nowhere and is taking Hong Kong down with them. As a starting point, Chan wisely pulls away ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1456471/its-time-drop-hong-kongs-political-reform-sideshows

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