MIXED MESSAGES: Beijing, London, Washington

  Posted:  March 30, 2015   Deliberately saying one thing to one audience and something else to another might be regarded in some quarters as shameless opportunism.  But if the political stakes are high enough, talking two sides of the same issue is also...

VOW TO VETO

  Posted:  March 13, 2015   Decision time is approaching.  Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (Legco) must soon vote up or down on Beijing’s controversial August 31 electoral reform ultimatum before the summer recess.  Dubbed 831 for handy protest purposes,...

AN INDEPENDENT HONG KONG?

  Posted:  March 3, 2015   From the super-sized headlines and melodramatic etchings, anyone on a daily diet of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing press offerings might well think a revolutionary apocalypse is at hand.  Nothing could be further from the truth, of course...