DEFENDING PRESS FREEDOM

Posted:  Feb. 26, 2014   “Not dead yet,” was the punch line for a recent Apple Daily cartoon.  It only meant to satirize the South China Morning Post, usually prefixed these days with the word “red” to signify concerns about the mainland-oriented slant of its...

SOME QUESTIONS FOR SECRETARY YUEN

Posted:  Feb. 14, 2014   Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has stated the government’s case on how candidates for the 2017 Chief Executive election should be selected.  Only the existing Election Committee recast as a Nominating Committee will do, he...

THE SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE RESPONDS

Posted:  Feb. 6, 2014   Unlike other protracted disputes in other places, Hong Kong’s long-running confrontation with Beijing over demands for “genuine” democratic elections has always been entirely peaceful.  It’s also likely to remain so … scaremongering over...

PAN-DEMOCRATS ANSWER BACK

Posted:  Jan. 13, 2014   The mainstream Alliance for True Democracy [ 真普選聯盟] promised an upgrade of its initial 2013 reform proposals before the end of the year.  Had they met their deadline, the 2014 New Year’s Day march might have achieved what organizers hoped...

NEW YEAR’S DAY, 2014: A Wake-Up Call?

Posted:  Jan. 6, 2014   Hong Kong’s democracy movement celebrated the first day of 2014  the same way it saw in 2013:  with a two-hour protest march across town from Victoria Park to the downtown financial district.  Only this year protesters failed to reaffirm...