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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why are there no statistics for US police killings?

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... and deadly, yet there is rarely outrage within black communities. A letter to the Post from an expatriate reader, presumably from the US, has made this claim: "Literally hundreds of young blacks, ... selective outrage", Eugene Robinson, a writer with the Washington Post, makes a similar point in a recent column. This sounds familiar. Americans, among them the famous New York Times columnist ...

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    De Tocqueville's study of democracy has lessons for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the post-Napoleonic Congress of Vienna. Just as old Europe moved to ban the slave trade, young America perpetuated it. But de Tocqueville was correct in the sense he intended his book ...

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    47: the magic number of yes votes to pass constitutional reform

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to pass any constitutional reform plan that will give Hong Kong universal suffrage. Many Hong Kong people, especially among our young activists whose souls burn with fire for true democratic ... the pan-dems would most likely fail. To drive a hard bargain, young activists should determine what their democratic elders are prepared to give, and what their baseline is. It will, therefore, help ...

  4. Bitter taste of rejection

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... rejections when they were students, they now have to endure the same for their own children. At one primary school, I watched a young mother silently check the posted lists of 30-odd successful ... Alex Lo For many young children, Monday may have been the first time they experienced the bitter taste of rejection for a school place. At five or six years old, they already know ...

  5. Watergate? China could write the script

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... It proves nothing of the sort. For a generation, Americans have been spoon-fed a myth by The Washington Post and the US mainstream media about how two young and enterprising reporters, supervised ... have mattered so much. But he turned out to be the deputy associate director of the FBI, its No3. And, for much of the time during The Post's Watergate investigation, he was practically ...

  6. Is there stock advice in property guru's book recommendation?

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... ahead of the current credit crisis through exquisite timing when they issued new company shares. So when Raymond Kwok Ping-luen (right), a great bibliophile, recommended this week that young ... outlook. One embarrassed Post reader was among them. 'I checked out the business and investment sections at Page One and couldn't find it,' he said. 'It turned up ...

  7. Nature to nurture

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... see human nature in such dangerously simplistic terms. In the 1960s, two young scientists, Torsten Wiesel and David Hubel, were to transform the terms- and our understanding- of these debates ... Kong this month and was interviewed by the South China Morning Post. The scientific duo won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1981. At first glance, their highly technical research ...

  8. HK princesses rattle local hikikomori

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Most of the complaints are borderline sexist (in both directions), silly and stereotypical, though some comments are amusing. Most of the ideological combatants appear to be young adults who ... pornography. They have trouble communicating in the real world and refuse to take up their manly duties. In Japan, such men are called hikikomori- adolescents and young adults who shut themselves away ...

  9. Lessons to be learned in study of academics' deeds

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is Hong Kong losing its moral fibre? That's the question a reader posted to us this week. In response to an op-ed article I wrote on education, a university lecturer sent ... considering these professors are educating our young people for the future. But who says an ivory tower shelters and shields our children too much from the harsh realities outside? They may ...

  10. What do you see here- dolphins, or a raunchy embrace?

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Why is the Science Museum purveying erotic pictures to children? A Post reader was taking his kids there recently when his eight-year-old spotted this intriguing painting, ... 'What you perceive here is based upon past experience. In fact, this may be the best example of priming by experience. If you are a young adult or older, you will perceive a couple in a romantic ...




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