JUNE FOURTH, JULY FIRST, AND OCCUPY

  Posted:  June 5, 2015   When they began, the three biggest events in Hong Kong’s democracy movement had little to do with each other.  Now … for better and possibly for worse … the law of unintended consequences is bringing them together in one common...

“RETREAT, REGROUP, RETURN”

  Posted:  May 8, 2015   The “three R’s” advice came from Apple Daily’s Jimmy Lai Chee-ying midway through last year’s Umbrella/Occupy street blockades.  The advice went unheeded, of course, and he sat it out with protesters until December when police...

END OF THE ROAD FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE?

Posted:  April 24, 2015   Last summer, the Hong Kong government came up with the “pocket it first,” slogan to try and sell Beijing’s strict plan for political reform.  It’s a popular local term implying that, as in property disputes, if pro-democracy claimants...