TIDINGS FROM BEIJING

Posted:  Nov. 27, 2013   Game over?   Not necessarily, say some … but maybe,  if last week’s message from Beijing is taken too literally.  The message was delivered in person by Li Fei  [ 李飛  ] who heads the Basic Law Committee, which is part of the National...

PROSPERITY FOR ALL … Minus 1.3 Million

Posted:  Nov. 18, 2013   Review:   Poverty in the Midst of  Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its  Prosperity,   by Leo F. Goodstadt,  Hong Kong University Press, 2013.   After years of argument and agitation, and one year into his new administration, Hong...

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...