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...

THE RIGHT TO REMEMBER THE PAST

Posted:  June 6, 2014   Local pro-democracy partisans may be conflicted about how to introduce universal suffrage elections here but there is one thing about which, it’s safe to say, there is general agreement.  Even pro-Beijing loyalists can muster no arguments...

REGROUPING FOR THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Posted:  May 28, 2014   The shock of what happened at Occupy Central’s computerized trial run threw everyone off balance (May 15 post).  Some 2,500 supporters gathered at five locations around town on May 6  to test pollster Robert Chung’s computer design...

COMPLICATIONS FOR OCCUPY CENTRAL

Posted:  May 15, 2014   The campaign to shut down Hong Kong’s business district is approaching decision time.  For those just tuning in to this story, it began over a year ago, in January 2013, as the brainchild of Hong Kong University law school professor, Benny...

SUNRISE IN THE WEST?

Posted:  May 2, 2014   Not likely.  But it’s fun to think about anyway.   Once Beijing’s intent has been stated openly in public on something as major as political reform, Hong Kong’s leading government officials have, since 1997, gone out of their way to avoid...