CASTING OUT DEMONS

Posted:  Oct. 24, 2013   Legislative Council president and pro-Beijing loyalist Jasper Tsang Yok-sing  [曾鈺成 ] recently found himself in an unfamiliar situation.  He was the target of a critical commentary in the pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po [文匯報] newspaper.   At issue...

EXPLORING THE OPTIONS: Civil Nomination

Posted:  Sept. 23, 2013   Picking up where this story left off, the current state of the universal suffrage debate among Hong Kong democrats doesn’t   necessarily suggest a very different mindset compared to the initial idealistic impulses prevailing last spring...

A REPLAY OF 2010 … ?

Posted:  Sept. 4, 2013   Newcomers to Hong Kong’s political reform saga see many reasons to be optimistic about the democracy camp and its prospects for success.  With three decades of experience behind them, activists moved out early this year, far ahead of...

THE 2017 REFORM CAMPAIGN: First Draft Proposals

Posted:  Aug. 5, 2013   All things considered, about the last exercise anyone would want to attempt is a comparison between Egypt and Hong Kong.  In fact, their political struggles bear one striking similarity and the danger signals are emerging here once more as...