THE SOURCES OF BEIJING’S CONFIDENCE

Posted:  Jan. 26, 2015   Beijing is playing it as a hardline struggle.  But Hong Kong has been through this many times before, first while the conditions for its transfer back to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 were being negotiated, and then in the years since.  The...

OCCUPY AFTERSHOCKS

  Posted:  Jan. 14, 2015   News on the political reform front has not been kind to Yellow Umbrella/Occupy Central protesters since their road blockades were removed one by one … the last just a month ago on December 15.  But probably the most discouraging...

MIS-READING or RE-WRITING? … (cont’d.)

  Posted:  Jan. 5, 2015   Beijing officials are responding to Hong Kong’s upsurge of protest against its strict electoral reform ultimatum with stern warnings about the need for serious reflection and re-enlightenment.  It seems Hong Kong misread and...