THE BALLOT BOX: Key to a Hong Kong Solution

Note:  This article posted at Hong Kong Free Press, Nov. 30 * The way lies open before him if only Chinese leader Xi Jinping can bring himself to take it.  The way leads to a solution for Hong Kong’s current political crisis that took a violent turn this year on...

THE BALLOT BOX: LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

Hong Kong has had two major protest election cycles and pro-democracy partisans did better than expected in both.  The first was in 2003-04, the second in 2015-16.   A third will begin next month, and everyone is either hoping, or bracing, for a similar result.     ...

FLICKERING RAYS OF HOPE

Can this end well?  It might, depending on what “this” and “well” mean.  The question also has two dimensions: one local, the other national.     DEFINITIONS       If “this” refers only to Hong Kong’s upsurge of public anger over the local government’s attempt...