THE CIVIC PARTY UNDER SIEGE

  Posted:  Dec. 5, 2011   Of all the post-mortems conducted after the November 6th District Councils election, none have been more painful to watch than those done on the Civic Party.  Painful not because party members fared so badly because they really...

DEMOCRATS ON THE DEFENSIVE

  Posted:  Oct. 17, 2011   With only days to go before the November 6th District Councils election, nothing has happened to dispel the clouds looming for months over pan-democrats’ campaign efforts (Aug. 24 post).  At the district level, democratic...

VICE-PREMIER LI KEQIANG’S VISIT TO HONG KONG

  Posted:  Sept. 7, 2011   Nothing better illustrates the political distance that still exists between Beijing and Hong Kong  than the August 16-18 visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang.  From the 1980s when they had to begin thinking seriously about Hong Kong’s...

THE 2011/12 ELECTION CYCLE: An August Preview

  Posted:  Aug. 24, 2011   Hong Kong may not have an elected government but onlookers would never know it from the sights and sounds of August, heading into a year that will see four separate local contests.   If one of the prerequisites for achieving...