LOYALTY OATH

Posted:  July 22, 2016   The authorities here are in a real bind. They should be used to it by now, having spent the last 20 years tiptoeing back and forth between the Western-style promises Beijing originally made to Hong Kong and Beijing’s constant demands for...

BEIJING PUSHES BACK: A Referendum on 8.31?

Posted:  July 11, 2016   Anyone following Hong Kong’s political reform saga might well have concluded that the 2014/15 controversy about electing the city’s Chief Executive by universal suffrage was over and done with. At the very least, Beijing’s restrictive...