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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US offers Anson Chan and Martin Lee a poor example of democracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com US offers a poor example of democracy It's ironic Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Martin Lee Chu-ming visited Washington a day after the US Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to representative democracy by making that nation truly fit for its top 1 per cent. The top court's latest decision on election campaign financing offers an object lesson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1465128/us-offers-anson-chan-and-martin-lee-poor-example-demoracy
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... by lending with few strings attached, as China has learned over the years. Still, the BRICS bank may be good news for Argentina, which is facing default after losing a court case in the US ... nations have created a US$100 billion contingency reserve arrangement, which will be co-managed by their central banks. But we already have the China Development Bank (CDB), which has been active ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555464/do-we-need-brics-development-bank
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... suffrage, something that is clearly a domestic struggle and ours alone to resolve. If you read the recent official statements on Hong Kong by the US, Britain and the European Union, it's all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... the real juice but only insinuates it- "foreign interference" through Lai to the pan-democrats. The only evidence was that Lai gave US$75,000 as a service fee to former US deputy defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557306/whats-fuss-about-jimmy-lai-giving-out-political-donations
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Have MTR's Jay Walder and Chew Tai-chong been thrown to the wolves?

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... indignant and demand the rail operator pay for the whole cost overrun if it didn't think there might be dirty laundry to air in the event of a court case. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555649/have-mtrs-jay-walder-and-chew-tai-chong-been-thrown-wolves
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China is far from securing its world role

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by Alex Lo

    ... is willing to be the "co-top dog" with the US, this must still spell the relative decline of American influence and prestige. American dominance has lasted in Asia because it has entailed ... insecurity in Asia. That has meant rearmament among China's neighbours. If this is not bad enough, a worst-case scenario for an isolated China will be a rearmed Asia while the US under a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556512/china-far-securing-its-world-role
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Museum ivory protest misses the mark Copies of some literary classics now carry what is called a "trigger warning" in some US universities, to alert ... into the high life of the imperial court during two dynasties, as they were made exclusively for high officials. It's perfectly justified to display them in a publicly funded museum. Most people, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549240/museum-ivory-protest-misses-mark
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Cardinal Zen and the art of anti-communism

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... For more than a decade, the cardinal has been the single greatest obstacle to introducing accountability and better governance in Catholic schools. The government may have won in the top court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546976/hong-kongs-cardinal-zen-and-art-anti-communism
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't follow EU's bad privacy ruling in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by Alex Lo

    ... Union with links on the internet to public records they are unhappy about can now demand Google and other search engines delete such references, after a ruling by the highest court of the EU last month. A Financial Times commentator who denounced the absurdity of the ruling wrote at the time: "Those in the US and Asia will remain unaffected, rather as Google in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1534289/dont-follow-eus-bad-privacy-ruling-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China, United States go to extremes over farce

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China, US go to extremes over farce The central government's propaganda machine has a habit of dismissing things it doesn't like as "farce". ... dismissed as "a complete farce" a US congressional move to rename the street where the Chinese embassy is located in Washington after jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. Actually, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541181/china-united-states-go-extremes-over-farce

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