Alex Lo

National education plan gets everyone talking online

National education had students up in arms. Photo: Felix Wong

'My Take' columnist Alex Lo proved to be the Post's king of controversy, with one of his articles attracting more reader comments than any other since began accepting reader comments in August.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 4:55am

A harrowing tale of injustice to schools

Ignore reputable homegrown international schools while pulling out all the stops for a famous foreign franchise that caters to the children of the rich and well-connected. That seems to be the way the Education Bureau operates these days.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:49am

No place for subdivided flats in our city

If there is a silver lining in the sorry tale of development chief Paul Chan Mo-po, his wife and the subdivided flats in their property portfolio, it's the spotlight it has cast on this inhumane type of dwelling for the city's poor.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:54am

Don't forget real victims of flats scandal

The news media has a field day exposing the scandal over subdivided flats involving the family of development chief Paul Chan Mo-po. The government has gone into damage-control mode. Chan and his wife are busy trying to salvage his political career.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:55am

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:31am

Elite schools perpetuate inequalities

It was the annual tears of joy and bitter disappointment for tens of thousands of children and their parents earlier this month when they were told whether they had been accepted into their secondary schools of choice.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

We must stop feeding mainland cringe

A family friend came to visit us recently in distress. She says their 11-year-old daughter has declared many times that she is ashamed of her and her husband.

Originally from the mainland, the couple have lived here for more than a decade. The daughter was born in Hong Kong. Now she has declared she is not a mainlander but a 'pure' Hongkonger.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

At last, a leader who minds the gap

Much of our social resentment can be traced to our wealth disparities. The past go-go decade has been grand for our super-rich, but awful for the poor and middle class. We don't want the rich to get poorer. But we need to make the poor less poor and the middle class richer. This will make a fairer society with less acrimony.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Muddled US policy helps rivals' success

A new study by an advocacy group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg finds, astonishingly, that foreign-born researchers were behind more than three out of four patents obtained by top US research universities last year.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Give homebuyers the space they deserve

It's gratifying that Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor wants the next government to toughen further so-called green-feature concessions for developers. But why keep those concessions in the first place? They have proved in the past decade to be the biggest gaping loophole for developers to rip off flat buyers.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Get all stakeholders involved in finding ways to improve our education system

I refer to the report ('Mass tutoring churning out 'robot pupils'', May 19) and Alex Lo's article ('Schools' failure the fuel for tutor industry', May 19).

In the report, Mark Bray, professor of comparative education at the University of Hong Kong, said parents should 'not neglect the personal development of their children'.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Putting tycoons in their proper place

Our 'hegemonic' tycoons must be nervously fingering their foreign passports. An ill wind has been blowing their way ever since Leung Chun-ying, running on a populist platform, was elected in March as the next chief executive.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kindness goes viral on our mean streets

It's not just silly videos and ads that can go viral. One man's outrage at our government's ineptitude and inhumanity has inadvertently started a community-building movement. Spread by viral messages via social media, a movement has emerged not only to help the poor but to regain a sense of neighbourliness in poor districts such as Sham Shui Po.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Wrong war waged against publishers

Michael Suen Ming-yeung's tenure as secretary for education has been lacklustre. But he must have thought his declaration of war last year on textbook publishers would earn kudos from parents and critics. It looked that way for a while until the publishers thumbed their noses at him.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Li Keqiang visit stern lesson for police

The visit by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to Hong Kong last year was a public relations disaster for the police. It has brought down the vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, Tsui Lap-Chee, and its registrar, Henry Wai Wing-kun, because of heavy-handed security against protesters while Li was on campus.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am