BEFORE AND AFTER OCCUPY

  Posted:  April 20, 2016   There could hardly be a clearer contrast between political thinking before and after the political storm that began here in early 2013.   It blew up over questions about Hong Kong’s first Chief Executive election by universal...

NEW PARTIES SHARPEN THE DEBATE

Posted:  April 12, 2016   Back in the day they called it “consciousness-raising.” That was way back … in the anti-Vietnam War 1970s. Here and now, Hong Kong activists say they’ve been trying to sound a wake-up call and in that they are succeeding. The post-2014...

REDEFINING FAILURE

  Posted:  March 31, 2016   Probably it’s time for Hong Kong’s democracy movement to take stock of where it is, how far it has come, and where it wants to go.   There’s much talk now about polarization … the great divide between the camps however defined:...

RATIONALIZING VIOLENCE

  Posted:  March 14, 2016   Hong Kong hates the idea of political violence. Everyone frowns at the very mention of using physical force for ends that have anything to do with politics, policy, or governance. Not for us, they say. No way. Not here. The threat...

HOLDING THE LINE … But Only Just

  Posted:  March 2, 2016   What should have been a walk-over for the Civic Party’s Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu was transformed into a nail-biter by Edward Leung Tin-kei of Hong Kong Indigenous. They were contesting the February 28 special election. Yeung ultimately...