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...

“ADHERE TO THE BASIC LAW”

Posted:  Dec. 18, 2013   The admonitions coming from all official sources and opinion leaders are the same.  Hong Kong’s Basic Law, they say repeatedly, must be followed chapter and verse in all local matters that are of concern to the central government.  In...

COUNTDOWN TO 2016: Storm Clouds Gathering

Posted:  Dec. 12, 2013   A universal suffrage election for the next Chief Executive election in 2017 is the big prize.  But Hong Kong’s political reform project is actually a two-part affair,  as the just-issued Consultation Document indicates (Dec. 6 post).  ...

COUNTDOWN TO 2017

Posted:  Dec. 6, 2013   As everyone knows by now,  Hong Kong has been promised its first one-person, one-vote universal suffrage election in 2017, when the current Chief Executive’s term expires.   Local democrats … fearful of more run-arounds after 30 years of...