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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Marauding macaques: a monkey business we could do without

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Monkey business we could do without This is the last thing we need in Hong Kong right now. Soaring political temperature, skyrocketing rents, pollution- and now a rising nuisance of monkeys has been added to the list. From their country park habitat around Kam Shan, these macaques are now venturing into urban areas in search food, posing a threat ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong is strong enough to survive Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... mega-infrastructure projects and an arts hub just doesn't cut it. Because cities have amazing vitality; they are hard to kill even by the most inept urban planners, and we have had plenty of those ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for government to act over closure of kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by Alex Lo

    ... known for months that negotiations over lease renewal with the landlord, the listed Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust, were hitting a wall. Yet, its managers made no contingency plans ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Buildings officials fail residents in dilapidated neighbourhoods

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Buildings authorities fail residents Having failed to prevent the fatal collapse in Ma Tau Wai more than three years ago, the Buildings Department is now going overboard with the unsafe structures at an old tenement in To Kwa Wan. And having failed to redevelop earlier this old and dilapidated neighbourhood, the Urban Renewal Authority is finally being ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Urbanisation will drive democracy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... the home of the Industrial Revolution, Hobsbawm wrote: "The urban population only outnumbered the rural population for the first time in 1851." China reached that crossover point two ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadian consular officials can't shirk their duty to so-called dual citizens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:18am by Alex Lo

    ... more expensive. Nothing is free. The most common service is probably a passport application or renewal. It now costs C$190 (HK$1,330) for a five-year passport and C$260 for a 10-year one. I imagine having 295,000 Canadians who have to renew periodically their travel documents contribute to a rather profitable business. Consular protection is just about the last thing that may ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Unconvincing pitch on country parks

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... social contract. Given the small housing space available to most people, the general lack of urban amenities and bad air, the country parks are there to make up for the sacrifices we have been ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    We'll drink to that, say club investors

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:10am by Alex Lo

    ... jobs, Magnum deftly observes, which make them ideal customers: heavy drinkers with money to spend. I was sadly allotted zero IPO shares, but the prospectus was a good exercise in local urban ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Big broadcasters lose public's trust

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:21am by Alex Lo

    ... to Wong; and that Commercial Radio has been told by officials to dump Lee as part of a deal to renew its licence, which will expire in 2016. It's difficult to prove or disprove such theories, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Polluters should pay for clean vehicles

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... standards in testing for emissions. According to Civic Exchange, founded incidentally by Loh, the mandatory annual emissions tests for licence renewal cannot adequately identify vehicles ... and sensors, mainly due to poor maintenance. You wonder if the annual tests deliberately have low standards to make sure most polluting vehicles get a licence renewal. The government is effectively ...




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