POSTMORTEM: The March 11 Special Election

What happened? The post-Occupy effect evaporated, and the sympathy vote did not materialize. Hong Kong’s democracy activists had been expecting they would do well in the special by-election on March 11, and so did everyone else. The election was held to replace...

THE LATEST BLOW: Candidate Certification

Since 1997 when Hong Kong’s new Basic Law mini-constitution went into effect, Chapter III on Fundamental Rights and Duties has held out the promise that permanent residents “shall have the right to vote and the right to stand for election” (Article...