NEITHER OPTIMISTIC NOR PESSIMISTIC

A favorite question during the July 1, 2017 holiday celebrations here last month was whether people were optimistic or pessimistic about Hong Kong’s future. It was also a favorite question 20 years ago, ahead of Hong Kong’s July 1, 1997 return to Chinese rule. If...

A 20th ANNIVERSARY … for Better and for Worse

Like beauty in the eye of the beholder, judging the pros and cons of Hong Kong’s fate during the past 20 years since British colonial rule ended depends on prior expectations and present perspectives. If the perspective is official, whether Chinese, British, or...

JUNE FOURTH: A Message from Hong Kong to Beijing

  Posted:  June 8, 2017   Observers and onlookers keep asking if Hong Kong’s democracy movement is now in a state of terminal decline. They wonder how anything so diverse and fragmented can withstand the official barrage being laid down by the central and...