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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadians showed quiet kind of courage in face of Ottawa attacks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Canadians show quiet kind of courage You can tell a lot about a nation and its people by how they respond to a crisis. Canada is often perceived as somewhat ... of fuss. Passers-by rushed to the aid of Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was fatally shot while guarding Ottawa's National War Memorial. Kevin Vickers, the Sergeant-at-Arms in Parliament, ...

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    United States is a hypocrite on cyberespionage

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... they know about Huawei, they have turned up nothing. The defence the Americans give is that the staggering global snooping by the US National Security Agency- of which Huawei is just one of many foreign commercial targets- is conducted for national security rather than to steal commercial secrets like the Chinese. The US has indicted five PLA members this week for hacking ...

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    Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Of idealistic dreams and real nightmares We should never underestimate the intoxication of crowds united for a cause. For many young people, the mass protests ... and 2012, there were clear goals and clean victories- halting Article 23 security laws and national education respectively. Now it's not clear what the endgame is. Permanent protest? Many say ...

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    How would Adam Smith and David Hume have voted in Scottish referendum?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... some of the greatest Scotsmen might have voted. The Acts of Union of 1707, which united Scotland and England, greatly influenced the political and economic thinking of two of Scotland's greatest thinkers, David Hume and Adam Smith. Both fervently supported the union. In the following passage from The Wealth of Nations, Smith explained how the union's open markets caused ...

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    Herbert Yardley and Edward Snowden highlight ironies of United States snooping history

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... be allowed to tap into others' secrets in the name of national security. Looking back, the age of "gentlemen do not read each other's mail" is almost like an ancient legend. ...

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    Why the brutal war in Gaza can have no long-term winner

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by Hari Kumar

    ... Even worse, the current killings will add to the claim of some jihadist groups that Muslims are facing persecution everywhere. The complete helplessness of the United Nations in the face ...

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    It may be time for Hong Kong activists to look outwards as good Asians

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:00am by Alex Lo

    ... is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige … for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Look at bigger picture as good Asians Who's a patriot? That's an oft-asked question about loyalty to the Chinese nation or the communist state. But does ...

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    China and United States must make the best of their bad marriage

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to the world's wealthiest nation: these things turn our usual mental picture of the world upside down and undermine the very categories into which we place them. The usual ideas about democracy ...

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    An enlightened view of Europe, courtesy of the Airbus people

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... for members of the European Parliament. Right-wing nationalistic parties and politicians did well, precisely the people most hostile to a united Europe. Alarmed by the anti-EU populists, Airbus chief executive Tom Enders last week urged its 144,000 employees to vote. Airbus executives are necessarily biased towards the EU. But however flawed, the EU is still an admirable ideal- nations ...

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    Occupy Central provides an invaluable, though inadvertent, service to the Hong Kong electorate

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... 2020, led by former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, and others devised by academics such as law professors Michael Davis and Johannes Chan Man-mun. They all pass muster with the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Basic Law. Most of them set the numbers of the nominating committee at between 1,200 and 1,800 and give it real autonomous ...




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