PATRIOTISM vs FREE SPEECH

The incumbent American and Chinese presidents have a lot in common. Maybe that’s why they seemed to hit it off so well at their first meeting earlier this year. Both want more than anything else to make their countries great again. President Xi Jinping is evoking...

MACAU UPDATE: A Different Kind of Role Model

For Hong Kong democrats, the news from the other side of the Pearl River Estuary has provided a modest morale-booster.   With six pro-democracy legislators already disqualified in the oath-taking saga, several others awaiting the same fate, 16 political activists...

THE RETROSPECTIVITY TRAP

The title is confusing.  Better to call it “the mainland-ization of a common-law principle.” The subject deserves that title because it refers to the unusual legal process whereby six newly-elected members of Hong Kong’s legislature have been disqualified from office...