BATTLE OF THE BUDGET

  Posted:  March 10, 2011   Rightly hailed for its current coverage of Middle Eastern people power uprisings, the Al Jazeera news network nevertheless failed its first test here on Sunday March 6, while trying to locate the whereabouts of Hong Kong’s own...

PARTY LINE UPDATES: Old Faces, New Beginnings

  Posted:  Feb. 14, 2011   All things considered, Hong Kong hardly seemed in need of any more political groups and parties, but it now has at least five that did not exist a year ago with more yet to be announced.   In the 1960s, a member of the British...

PARTY LINE UPDATES: Democrats in Disarray

  Posted:  Jan. 24, 2011   Fallout from the June 2010 political reform compromise is phasing into preparations for Hong Kong’s 2011-12 election cycle.  This new “party updates” column picks up where “Politicking Hong Kong Style” (Nov. 15 post) left off, to...

SZETO WAH, 1931-2011

  Posted:  Jan. 7, 2011   For all the disagreement about how to realize them, Hong Kong’s democracy movement is united in its ideals and its respect for those who dedicate their lives to the cause at whatever cost.  Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Shaobo is...