Alex Lo

Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.
Alex Lo
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

Latest from Alex Lo

My Take | Toxic Legco politics even claims Secretariat

Traditionally, both the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps have respected or at least not questioned the body’s neutrality; but not any more

17 May 2019 - 10:23PM

Traditionally, both the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps have respected or at least not questioned the body’s neutrality; but not any more

Toxic Legco politics even claims Secretariat
My Take | Martin Lee free to bad-mouth city to US racists

In yet another trip to Washington, the political icon addresses American worries over the proposed extradition law, even though his hosts are worst abusers of rendition process

16 May 2019 - 10:24PM

In yet another trip to Washington, the political icon addresses American worries over the proposed extradition law, even though his hosts are worst abusers of rendition process

Martin Lee free to bad-mouth city to US racists
My Take | Singapore is no model for Hong Kong housing

With home prices out of the reach of most, critics have called on the city to follow the successful Singapore model just like Shenzhen, but it is not as easy as that

15 May 2019 - 10:38PM

With home prices out of the reach of most, critics have called on the city to follow the successful Singapore model just like Shenzhen, but it is not as easy as that

Singapore is no model for Hong Kong housing
My Take | Young people are getting a raw deal everywhere

It is not only in Hong Kong that parents are still paying the way for adult children born into a world of stagnant wages, a global financial crisis and housing bubbles

14 May 2019 - 10:23PM

It is not only in Hong Kong that parents are still paying the way for adult children born into a world of stagnant wages, a global financial crisis and housing bubbles

Young people are getting a raw deal everywhere
My Take | Yes to free speech, no to hate speech

For university students who are serious about political activism, it’s especially important to draw a line clearly separating themselves from offensive and discreditable acts

13 May 2019 - 10:17PM

For university students who are serious about political activism, it’s especially important to draw a line clearly separating themselves from offensive and discreditable acts

Yes to free speech, no to hate speech
My Take | Carrie Lam needs to buy time on extradition bill

The alternative for Hong Kong’s leader is to ram the unpopular bill through the legislature and risk facing the wrath of the public

12 May 2019 - 10:15PM

The alternative for Hong Kong’s leader is to ram the unpopular bill through the legislature and risk facing the wrath of the public

Carrie Lam needs to buy time on extradition bill
Deathly slow responses to doctor shortage
My Take | US fears China may turn extradition tables

Consul general knows how Washington bosses go after foreign enemies and rivals, and is worried Beijing might learn from the master

9 May 2019 - 10:24PM

Consul general knows how Washington bosses go after foreign enemies and rivals, and is worried Beijing might learn from the master

US fears China may turn extradition tables
My Take | Education reform another lesson in failure

All that talk about creativity, play-to-learn, and balanced lifestyles is just a lot of empty sloganeering

8 May 2019 - 10:30PM

All that talk about creativity, play-to-learn, and balanced lifestyles is just a lot of empty sloganeering

Education reform another lesson in failure
My Take | Canada is between a rock and hard place

Ottawa’s foreign policy establishment and diplomatic corps have been asleep at the wheel as the country is caught in a tug of war between the US and China

7 May 2019 - 10:30PM

Ottawa’s foreign policy establishment and diplomatic corps have been asleep at the wheel as the country is caught in a tug of war between the US and China

Canada is between a rock and hard place
My Take | About 5G, we should all learn more and argue less

Washington is exploiting the public’s technical ignorance to paint a false picture about the next generation of mobile internet connectivity and network security.

7 May 2019 - 6:29AM

Washington is exploiting the public’s technical ignorance to paint a false picture about the next generation of mobile internet connectivity and network security.

About 5G, we should all learn more and argue less
My Take | Time to level the playing field in property market

What is borderline criminal in Hong Kong is that developers are allowed to cancel a sale if they think all the tender offers are too low but the winning bidder has to buy – or forfeit their deposit – even if they realise they are paying too much

5 May 2019 - 10:27PM

What is borderline criminal in Hong Kong is that developers are allowed to cancel a sale if they think all the tender offers are too low but the winning bidder has to buy – or forfeit their deposit – even if they realise they are paying too much

Time to level the playing field in property market
Britain right to sack anti-China minister over Huawei leak
My Take | Where are all those British defenders of the freedom of Hong Kong when it comes to Julian Assange?

British politicians and pundits were quick to condemn the jailing of the Occupy protest ringleader - but it’s a different story when it comes to Assange

2 May 2019 - 10:30PM

British politicians and pundits were quick to condemn the jailing of the Occupy protest ringleader - but it’s a different story when it comes to Assange

Where are all those British defenders of the freedom of Hong Kong when it comes to Julian Assange?
My Take | Is Christianity the gateway drug to atheism?

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues that the religion lays the seeds of doubt, disillusion and disbelief from its very inception, just moments before Christ died on the Cross

1 May 2019 - 10:29PM

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues that the religion lays the seeds of doubt, disillusion and disbelief from its very inception, just moments before Christ died on the Cross

Is Christianity the gateway drug to atheism?
My Take | Selling the extradition bill fast becoming a lost cause

When even an admitted murderer can escape justice, it is clear that Hong Kong’s leaders are doing a poor job of convincing the public of the need for such a law

30 Apr 2019 - 10:16PM

When even an admitted murderer can escape justice, it is clear that Hong Kong’s leaders are doing a poor job of convincing the public of the need for such a law

Selling the extradition bill fast becoming a lost cause
My Take | World should fear US decline not China rise

The irrational destructive potential of a once great power that would prefer to drag everybody down with it rather than lose dominance should not be underestimated

29 Apr 2019 - 8:13PM

The irrational destructive potential of a once great power that would prefer to drag everybody down with it rather than lose dominance should not be underestimated

World should fear US decline not China rise
My Take | The US has a (French) existential problem

The philosophical existential crisis that the US is truly facing is the dread and anxiety that it’s no longer the undisputed global hegemon

28 Apr 2019 - 10:10PM

The philosophical existential crisis that the US is truly facing is the dread and anxiety that it’s no longer the undisputed global hegemon

The US has a (French) existential problem
My Take | US’ China bashing is borderline racist

With the CIA claiming that Huawei has received funding from Chinese intelligence agencies, shouldn’t Beijing be just as concerned about some of America’s biggest tech firms fighting over a US$10 billion Pentagon project

26 Apr 2019 - 10:13PM

With the CIA claiming that Huawei has received funding from Chinese intelligence agencies, shouldn’t Beijing be just as concerned about some of America’s biggest tech firms fighting over a US$10 billion Pentagon project

US’ China bashing is borderline racist
My Take | Don’t sack Benny Tai; promote him instead

The HKU academic has done enough damage by himself; targeting him now will just make him a cause celebre for the “yellow ribbon” crowds and their foreign cheerleaders

25 Apr 2019 - 11:05PM

The HKU academic has done enough damage by himself; targeting him now will just make him a cause celebre for the “yellow ribbon” crowds and their foreign cheerleaders

Don’t sack Benny Tai; promote him instead
My Take | Occupy sentences strike right legal balance

Judge has undeniably made a good-faith effort to deliver professional judgments based on common law principles

24 Apr 2019 - 10:53PM

Judge has undeniably made a good-faith effort to deliver professional judgments based on common law principles

Occupy sentences strike right legal balance
My Take | Why modern China is most misunderstood

For better or worse, ‘China’ is everywhere, even when two of the world’s trendiest public intellectuals are sparring over the meanings of capitalism and communism

23 Apr 2019 - 10:18PM

For better or worse, ‘China’ is everywhere, even when two of the world’s trendiest public intellectuals are sparring over the meanings of capitalism and communism

Why modern China is most misunderstood
My Take | Hong Kong’s leaders are living in an ivory tower

While the poor – or even slightly better off – among us have to make do with meagre pay, ministers including the chief executive are raking in world-beating salaries

22 Apr 2019 - 11:03PM

While the poor – or even slightly better off – among us have to make do with meagre pay, ministers including the chief executive are raking in world-beating salaries

Hong Kong’s leaders are living in an ivory tower
My Take | Julian Assange should have come to Hong Kong

WikiLeaks founder would have been safer in this city than being holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London

21 Apr 2019 - 11:09PM

WikiLeaks founder would have been safer in this city than being holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London

Julian Assange should have come to Hong Kong
My Take | A Terry Gou presidency should be welcomed

The theory doing the rounds is that the Foxconn president is running for Taiwan’s top job at Beijing’s behest

20 Apr 2019 - 10:30PM

The theory doing the rounds is that the Foxconn president is running for Taiwan’s top job at Beijing’s behest

A Terry Gou presidency should be welcomed
My Take | Andy Hui video shows we’re all peeping Toms now

The illicit video of intimate moments between singer Andy Hui and actress Jacqueline Wong went viral, lifting Apple Daily’s reader registration to 2.1 million and sending the share price of its parent company soaring

18 Apr 2019 - 10:11PM

The illicit video of intimate moments between singer Andy Hui and actress Jacqueline Wong went viral, lifting Apple Daily’s reader registration to 2.1 million and sending the share price of its parent company soaring

Andy Hui video shows we’re all peeping Toms now
My Take | Censorship is OK if it’s by your own side

The West cried foul when a British journalist was kicked out of Hong Kong after hosting a speech by a secessionist, but there was not a word when Taipei expelled an academic due to talk about peaceful unification with the mainland

17 Apr 2019 - 10:11PM

The West cried foul when a British journalist was kicked out of Hong Kong after hosting a speech by a secessionist, but there was not a word when Taipei expelled an academic due to talk about peaceful unification with the mainland

Censorship is OK if it’s by your own side
My Take | End the colonial-era ban on home-schooling

With more families opting out of the public education system and international options being prohibitively expensive, the government should make it easier for those wanting neither

16 Apr 2019 - 10:19PM

With more families opting out of the public education system and international options being prohibitively expensive, the government should make it easier for those wanting neither

End the colonial-era ban on home-schooling
My Take | Kuk makes up weepy story in Ding drama

It’s hard not to take a cynical view that officials want to make it look like neither they nor the powerful rural body have a choice but to appeal against the High Court’s ruling on the so-called rights

15 Apr 2019 - 10:30PM

It’s hard not to take a cynical view that officials want to make it look like neither they nor the powerful rural body have a choice but to appeal against the High Court’s ruling on the so-called rights

Kuk makes up weepy story in Ding drama
My Take | Let government take the lead on addressing shortage of doctors

Authorities can no longer ignore their responsibility and expect a dysfunctional Medical Council to do its job

14 Apr 2019 - 10:43PM

Authorities can no longer ignore their responsibility and expect a dysfunctional Medical Council to do its job

Let government take the lead on addressing shortage of doctors