THINKING CREATIVELY …

  Posted:  Oct. 21, 2014   There are ways out of Hong Kong’s current impasse over political reform, if only the principals can indulge in some creative political thinking.   Beijing does not need to back down as student protesters have been demanding.  It...

DECISION TIME FOR BEIJING

  Posted:  Oct. 6, 2014   Hong Kong has been trying for 30 years to establish a democratically-governed community within the Chinese state … not independent but autonomous, as allowed by the “two-systems” terms of Hong Kong’s 1997 transfer back to Chinese...

STUDENTS ON STRIKE!

  Posted:  Sept. 25, 2014   The idea that Hong Kong’s young people and their democracy movement are inspiring hope for an uncertain future came from an unlikely source.  Essayist Lee Yee 【李怡】 is separated by a lifetime of experience from today’s college and...

THE STRUGGLE EVOLVES

  Posted:  Sept. 8, 2014   For reasons they have yet to explain, pan-democrats were rattled by what they said was Beijing’s unexpectedly hardline decision on the 2017 Chief Executive election reform project (Sept. 1 post).  It shouldn’t have been a...

BEIJING’S LAST AND ONLY WORDS … ?

  Posted:  Sept. 1, 2014   After more than a year of debate and demonstrations, plus political forums and proposals too numerous to count, Beijing has finally issued its all-important directive on how Hong Kong might proceed to carry out its first universal...