NEW YEAR’S DAY, 2013

Posted:  Jan. 9, 2013   January First is not a major marching day on the local democracy movement’s protest calendar.  Demonstrations are organized or not if everyone can agree that circumstances demand, but the tradition began long ago … before the 2003...

WAKING UP TO REALITY AT LAST

Posted:  Dec. 10, 2012   Finally, pro-democracy politicians and opinion leaders here are beginning to realize what pro-Beijing partisans have known all along:  the much-proclaimed “one-country, two-systems” design that eased Hong Kong’s 1997 transition from...

POSTSCRIPT: Another Election, Same Result

Posted:  Nov. 8, 2012   For all of us onlookers who can’t resist saying pan-democrats should unite if they want to stop disappointing supporters by wasting their votes (Oct. 29 post), last Sunday’s by-election only produced more of the same.  The scene was set...