MUD-SLINGING, HONG KONG-STYLE

  Posted:  July 28, 2014   Probably there aren’t many places where revelations about holding a foreign passport and traveling to Myanmar would be regarded as old-fashioned muck-raking.  But this is Hong Kong and the tagline for Beijing’s counter-campaign...

TELLING BEIJING WHAT BEIJING WANTS TO HEAR

Posted July 17, 2014   Report from Hong Kong’s Chief Executive on the need for electoral reforms, addressed to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee in Beijing, July 15, 2014 (www.2017.gov.hk)   This report is part of the elaborate process...

MASSIVE, ANGRY, AND EVEN ANGRIER AFTERWARD

Posted:  July 7, 2014   If Beijing leaders meant to provoke an angry upsurge of dissent here, they succeeded.  But what has happened since is making matters worse.  For those of us trying to move through it, the annual July First anniversary protest march...

SO FAR SO GOOD …

Posted:  June 24, 2014             … thanks to the last minute “White Paper” boost that summarily dismissed all of Hong Kong’s electoral reform proposals in deference to Beijing’s mandate (June 12 post).  Organizers of the Occupy Central civil disobedience...

A MANIFESTO FOR THE COMING CAMPAIGN

Posted:  June 12, 2014   Beijing has just issued an unprecedented comprehensive reiteration of its “one-country, two-systems” governing design for Hong Kong.  The message is the same as always … repeated at every official opportunity since being enshrined in Hong...