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...

ELECTIONS MATTER … Even Here

Posted:  Oct. 29, 2012   Soon after the September 9th Legislative Council election, Tam Yiu-chung who heads the main pro-Beijing political party (Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, or DAB) took a victory lap around his New...

NEW MAN AT THE HELM: HIS FIRST HUNDRED DAYS

Posted:  Oct. 9, 2012   Pity the poor Chief Executive.  Leung Chun-ying’s candidacy was born in controversy; his March 25 selection victory was marred by abstentions within the Election Committee establishment where many regarded him as a usurper; and demands for...