DONE DEAL: Chief Executive Carrie Lam

  Posted:  March 27, 2017   This is the way they like it. Old loyalists said after Hong Kong’s 2014-15 election reform proposals were vetoed that if it was up to them, the proposals would never be resuscitated and reintroduced. They were supposed to fulfill...

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BASIC LAW CONSTRAINTS

  Posted:  Feb. 16, 2017   Everyone is always thinking in terms of Hong Kong’s struggle to maintain its identity and define an autonomous political future given the constaints of its Beijing-drafted Basic Law constitution. But there is another way to...

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NEVER SAY DIE!

  Posted:  Jan. 20, 2017   It’s just as well that democrats mustered some of their old fighting spirit for the New Year’s Day protest march because they’re going to need that and a lot more besides (Jan. 4 post).   The array of challenges calls to mind an...

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2017: OFF TO ANOTHER FIGHTING START

  Posted:  Jan. 4, 2017   No need to debate the pros and cons of holding a New Year’s Day march this year. The Yuan Dan 【元旦】... Day One of the New Year ... march is an on-again off-again tradition, depending on the mood of day and issues at hand. In 2015...

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ANOTHER RISK WORTH TAKING?

  Posted:  Nov. 3, 2016   (Due to a temporary website malfunction, this article was originally posted on Nov. 1, at http://suzannepepper.wordpress.com/)   Against all the local norms of proper public behavior, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists have...

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DIVISION AMONG LOCALISTS

  Posted:  Oct. 5, 2016   As everyone knows by now, Hong Kong democrats and their movement have always been defined by their disunity. It’s a fact of local political life. The number of pro-democracy political parties represented in the new Legislative...

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ANOTHER POST-OCCUPY ELECTION

Posted:  Sept. 8, 2016   When Hong Kong university students were planning their strike action in September 2014, to protest Beijing's hardline rejection of Hong Kong's electoral reform proposals, the students defended their decision by saying they knew their...

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THE SEPTEMBER ELECTION: Early Polling

Posted:  Aug. 18, 2016   The bans against six candidates for advocating Hong Kong independence has added a new dimension to the coming September 4 Legislative Council election (Aug. 3 post).  Suddenly, everyone is talking about the prospect whereas before it was...

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