A VISITOR FROM BEIJING

  Posted:  May 23, 2016   Why the third highest ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party hierarchy should pay Hong Kong a visit at this particular point in time has been the subject of much speculation both hopeful and otherwise. Zhang Dejiang 【張德江】is...

TALKING TREASON … ?

  Posted May 9, 2016   Further on the idea that Beijing is having a tough time trying to manage Hong Kong is the latest challenge to its authority. Probably, in Beijing’s eyes, this one is worse than all the other affronts. The others: refusal to pass...

BEFORE AND AFTER OCCUPY

  Posted:  April 20, 2016   There could hardly be a clearer contrast between political thinking before and after the political storm that began here in early 2013.   It blew up over questions about Hong Kong’s first Chief Executive election by universal...

NEW PARTIES SHARPEN THE DEBATE

Posted:  April 12, 2016   Back in the day they called it “consciousness-raising.” That was way back … in the anti-Vietnam War 1970s. Here and now, Hong Kong activists say they’ve been trying to sound a wake-up call and in that they are succeeding. The post-2014...

REDEFINING FAILURE

  Posted:  March 31, 2016   Probably it’s time for Hong Kong’s democracy movement to take stock of where it is, how far it has come, and where it wants to go.   There’s much talk now about polarization … the great divide between the camps however defined:...