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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Leung Chun-ying, reach out and meet the Hong Kong students

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by Alex Lo

    ... Upper Albert Road residence. The crowds will only get bigger and louder as Occupy Central proceeds with its plans in the business district. It's shaping into a "get-rid-of-CY" ... a constitutional crisis. This is what you are paid to do: resolve crises and take us forward. You are also a parent. You must first assure the students of their safety. Do it for their parents. You must ...

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    Those crying foul over police tactics should look at how protests are handled overseas

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... John Pike, a campus police officer videoed pepper-spraying peaceful Occupy student protesters at the University of California, Davis in November 2011, received US$38,000 in a compensation ...

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    Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

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

    ... Beijing, there is nothing else on offer. It is in our power, or rather that of the 27 pan-dem lawmakers, to veto the package. That automatically takes us back to the old, despised election system, ...

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    Some crazy goings-on in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Some crazy goings-on in Hong Kong Is Hong Kong going crazy or what? It seems many of us need serious help in anger management. A guy went with his brother to a restaurant to settle a debt. He ended up chopping him to death with wounds so deep they exposed the victim's lungs. Two days before, a 19-year-old student, armed with a machete and a folding ...

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    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... demographic that just didn't realise how big a business this "watching"- properly called e-sports- and its online audience has become. I just didn't get it. Or I only start connecting the dots when I read business news reports that Amazon is planning to spend almost US$1 billion- yes, you read that right- to buy Twitch.tv! What does Twitch do? It basically streams all ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Independence is way, way overrated for the likes of Scotland

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Independence is way, way overrated I rather miss my old colleague Tom Holland's daily insights and erudition in the business section. What's more, he often sparred with our fellow columnist Jake van der Kamp and kept him occupied. Now that Holland has gone, my friend Jake must be feeling bored and decided to have a go at not one but two of my ...

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    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... of Fortune 500 companies from the US and their counterparts from Europe. He has antagonised many of China's neighbours in the South and East China seas and is challenging US naval dominance ...

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    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

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

    ... Global Competitiveness Index this month ranked Hong Kong in seventh place, the same as last year, but scored us on the low side for education and innovation. It looks OK on the surface, ... doctors and nurses are overworked because of chronic understaffing. Private businesses have mostly refused to introduce family-friendly and pro-women policies, while our government is light years ...

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

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

    ... just as even some local pro-Beijing figures would have friendly relationships with current and former US officials. For example, we know media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is a close pal of US ... and Washington have essentially thrown in the towel by acknowledging Hong Kong's democratic development is China's internal affair. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly said ...

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    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... or at least large swathes of their metropolitan and suburban areas, it probably holds sway. But it is an artificial construct against the parochial, nativist or atavist tendencies in all of us ... will always distinguish between us and them even when we try not to be racist. In Hong Kong, there are the expats' bubble, the Hong Kong Chinese's bubble, and foreign maids' bubble. ...




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