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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Lucky numbers are a zero-sum game

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Games should officially start on the eighth day of the eight month, as the Xinhua report reminded us. What the state news agency did not say, of course, was that so too did the Cultural ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Lucky numbers are a zero-sum game Beijing's Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision has decreed, says Xinhua ...

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    Taxiing towards less controlled media

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... about air pollution, traffic congestion and other urban woes in Beijing. The Hong Kong newspaper was, no doubt, eager to portray Xi as a good leader. The government news agency, Xinhua, at first confirmed the story, but denied it later, forcing Ta Kung Pao to withdraw it. The paper had to issue a grovelling apology. Since then, both news groups have been pilloried online. Many questioned ...

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    China, and others out to supplant US, must be careful what they wish for

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:09am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Who says we're better off without US? Nations, like people, should be careful what they wish for. In a scathing commentary, the state news agency Xinhua has ... access movies and music made in Europe, Africa and Latin America, Down Under and up in Scandinavia? Wouldn't we be much better informed about the world if we could always watch news from ...

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    Getting all hard on China's Confucius institutes

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by Alex Lo

    ... affiliated National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the US Agency for International Development are much greyer. Confucius institutes are modelled on the likes of the British Council. However, ...

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    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... nationality and where you live around the globe. The whistle-blower is back in the news thanks to the release of a new documentary, Citizenfour, by Laura Poitras, who was one of his two original ... Snowden did their country a valuable service by exposing undisclosed domestic surveillance by US agencies such as the National Counterterrorism Centre. But many also faulted him- with some ...

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

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

    ... or strategy to achieve them, status quo advocates who turn a blind eye to our decline and fall, and a government acting more like a bystander than an agency. ...

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    Spy agencies' criminality breathtaking

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.low@scmp.com Spy agencies' criminality breathtaking "There seems to be no limit to the violations to their hard-won liberties that Americans will put up with in the catch-all name of counterterror." Author John le Carre, commenting on Edward Snowden's whistle-blowing. According to Snowden's revelations, US and British spy agencies have broken ...

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    NSA's porn snoop not such a bad idea

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:34am by Alex Lo

    ... look on the latest unending leaks by Edward Snowden about the US National Security Agency in a more positive light than most. Apparently, the NSA once hatched a plan to snoop on the online ... agencies to use the payment records and internet connections of their porn sites to locate Islamic terrorists, who were then bombed to smithereens. Hollywood, however, proves to be far bloodier ...

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    Where have all Hong Kong's novelists gone?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... in the Financial Times from Kelly Falconer, the founder of Asia Literary Agency in Hong Kong, takes up this troubling issue. She points out how our bureaucrats habitually promote performing arts ...

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    Is outraging public decency OK in Hong Kong in the cyberage?

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Public space, decency and the cyberage Thanks to the internet, many of us now have difficulties distinguishing the public from the private. That applies to teenagers who place intimate details about themselves online; and to spy agencies who snoop on the webcams of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting users. It appears even our own top judges have ...




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