WHAT PRICE LOCALISM?

  Posted:  Feb. 25, 2016   Election campaigning runs on counter-intuitive cylinders here and unintended consequences are not the only thing to note. Another is when statements are intended to have an effect opposite to what is said. Or maybe not intended but...

ANOTHER BEGINNING FOR THE NEW ‘FIGHTING YEAR’

  Posted: Feb. 19, 2016   Hong Kong gets to celebrate New Year’s Day twice, thanks to the borderline spot it occupies along the great East-West divide. That means extra holidays … and extra demo days as well. This year the political message was the same for...

BEIJING LAW ENFORCEMENT … IN HONG KONG

  Posted:  Jan. 28, 2016   By now the basic facts in the mysterious case of Hong Kong’s book dealers are well known. Local journalists have done the most they can to discover precisely how and when the five men vanished. Everything else remains unknown three...

THE LAW SCHOOL STANDS ITS GROUND

  Posted:  Jan. 13, 2016   Far from being deterred by the University of Hong Kong’s epic losing battle with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, the law school answered back with an event calculated to infuriate his allies and its enemies. HKU’s law faculty has...

“THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER FIGHTING YEAR”

  Posted:  Jan. 7, 2016   Whatever its faults and failings, there’s one thing about Hong Kong’s democracy movement that no one is likely to contradict: its partisans never say die. When someone stands aside or drops out, someone else always steps forward to...