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...

THE SNOWDEN INTERLUDE

Posted:  July 19, 2013   It didn’t work out quite the way anyone anticipated but since no one here had ever heard of Edward Snowden until June 9 and he was gone before the month was out, expectations were not very far advanced by the time he left.   Still, relief...

EDWARD SNOWDEN AND HONG KONG’S RULE OF LAW

Posted:  June 13, 2013   (June 17 update follows) Helping Hong Kong protect its rights and freedoms was probably not foremost in Edward Snowden’s mind when he flew here from Hawaii to orchestrate one of the most serious leaks in United States intelligence...