DEFEND THE JOURNALISTS

Posted:  Feb. 27, 2014   Yesterday afternoon’s post was too accurate for humor.  Unfortunately the lead paragraph does signify, for better and for worse, the environment settling over Hong Kong’s media.  Mainland-style physical assaults against journalists here...

DEFENDING PRESS FREEDOM

Posted:  Feb. 26, 2014   “Not dead yet,” was the punch line for a recent Apple Daily cartoon.  It only meant to satirize the South China Morning Post, usually prefixed these days with the word “red” to signify concerns about the mainland-oriented slant of its...

SOME QUESTIONS FOR SECRETARY YUEN

Posted:  Feb. 14, 2014   Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has stated the government’s case on how candidates for the 2017 Chief Executive election should be selected.  Only the existing Election Committee recast as a Nominating Committee will do, he...

THE SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE RESPONDS

Posted:  Feb. 6, 2014   Unlike other protracted disputes in other places, Hong Kong’s long-running confrontation with Beijing over demands for “genuine” democratic elections has always been entirely peaceful.  It’s also likely to remain so … scaremongering over...