Alex Lo
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.

Ana Belén Montes is a traitor so far as America is concerned, just like Edward Snowden is. But to the rest of the world, they are heroes for exposing their own government’s crimes and malevolence


The Ukraine crisis has resurrected 19th-century imperialism and 20th-century Cold War, with an evermore powerful China thrown into the combustive mix.

Fear and paranoia have to be drummed into the public, at least those in the West but especially the United States, all the time and everywhere, as part of an all-of-government strategy in Washington

As Britain’s society and its economy sink fast, BN(O) passport holders may want to stay put rather than risk having their lives turned upside down

Both the UK and China have likely breached the Joint Declaration. As the treaty has no enforcement or dispute provisions, they should suspend it under international law once and for all.

His democratic reform before 1997 – well-intentioned if impulsive and poorly thought-out – was ultimately superseded by local reforms that were far more democratic and sanctioned by Beijing.

They are far from perfect, but ambulance wait times are nothing to complain about compared to those in Britain, and unlike in the US its police do not have rising kill tolls

The West may learn from the periods of Spring and Autumn and the Warring States, which were China’s ‘postmodern’ age and to which the ancient sage provided the answer.

Stabbing to death of former Hong Kong man underlines the grim reality for ethnic Chinese immigrant families, who long thought they were immune from such misery.

The abundance of scientific and technological riches enabled the West to share its intellectual wealth with the rest of the world, but as they become scarce, nations must compete, here as elsewhere.

The island shows true face with proposed “nine don’ts” list, released in error by immigration agency prohibiting campaigning, employment and media interviews for people from Hong Kong and Macau.

The psychologist has been forced to retire prematurely from the University of Toronto and faces disqualification from the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

The real question is whether the ‘greatest’ British prime minister could look beyond his racism in dealing with other peoples and making rational judgments in such situations.

Twitter files released by Elon Musk implicating US government agencies in censorship, disinformation, private data breaches and psychological warfare show a level of compliance by the social media giant and its American peers that could not be relied on with the Chinese-owned TikTok.

The Kremlin has hit upon a science-based, morale-boosting scheme for its soldiers fighting in Ukraine – a free service to preserve their sperm. But it’s more hype for the male psyche than a realistic child-bearing option for the women left behind.

From Iraq to Ukraine (and the Middle East to Europe), the world today would have been a much better and more peaceful place if his successors, especially his son, had followed Bush Snr’s diplomacy and its underlying rationale.