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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Proposal for 2017 chief executive poll is worse than current system

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's worse than current election system These are strange days in Hong Kong. There are times when I almost feel sympathy for the pan-democrats over universal ... it. The harsher-than-expected framework for the chief executive election is, in a sense, worse than the current system that elected Leung Chun-ying in 2012. At least Albert Ho Chun-yan only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581542/proposal-2017-chief-executive-poll-worse-current-system
  2. Comment - MY TAKE

    Beijing's problem in Hong Kong is not foreign interference but Western ideas

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... That would introduce too much uncertainty and instability into the global economic and political systems. Yet I just passed through a Wan Chai protest in which hundreds of marchers all chanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594919/beijings-problem-hong-kong-not-foreign-interference-western-ideas
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bicycles part of the transport solution Hong Kong boasts some of the world's most efficient and cleanest public transport systems. Given how small our city ... This is despite an increase in the tax imposed on new imported cars in 2011. For once, this has united environmentalists and transport officials. Our air is bad enough without new cars hitting the road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1230900/bicycles-part-transport-solution
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... of resentment many local students felt, largely towards mainland students. More and more parents I know are deserting the public education system, including many, if not most senior government officials, who are putting their children in direct-subsidy, international and private schools. The middle, upper and ruling classes have hijacked the education system, making sure their children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589647/hong-kong-becoming-protectionist-society
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are anguished cries a sign of Hong Kong's decline?

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... education system or our society is in decline? One sign of decline that Hirschman points to is a sustained voicing of dissatisfaction, protest and criticism on one hand, and on the other, an exodus ... a way of seamlessly guiding your thinking and his categories become yours. His book provides a pretty good description of different Hong Kong people who want to work within the system to improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588143/are-anguished-cries-sign-hong-kongs-decline
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Rejection would mean a return to the discredited 2012 election system. There is an alternative argument that we should take the plunge even if it's a deeply flawed suffrage system- one ... is that whatever decision we make, we are looking at further social discontent, political instability and government paralysis. The suffrage system on offer is unlikely to resolve our deep divisions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582469/more-political-instability-now-inevitable-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    At least we now know where we stand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com At least we now know where we stand One country, two systems is as much about substance as appearance. We can argue till we are blue in the face about to what extent it still actually underpins Hong Kong-mainland relations. But given the high-profile manner in which Beijing has handed down its democratic reform package, officials on both sides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583219/least-we-now-know-where-we-stand
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ... and political crises and pressures that had built up since the 1950s and 1960s. The success of "one country, two systems" and its promise of 50 years without change have become dependent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... of the white paper issued by the State Council on Hong Kong's "one country, two systems". He characterised the controversial paper as a "positive" document that reiterated Hong ... As patriots, do top judges have to love China and the Communist Party or merely have to uphold "one country, two systems", including the city's common law tradition? In our toxic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... of the express rail link to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Relentless media focus on its not infrequent system malfunctions leading to train delays has added to the pressure. No doubt command centre staff have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray

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