SEEING OUT THE OLD YEAR: In Victory and in Defeat

Everyone here has been celebrating … everyone, that is, whose sympathies are with Beijing, the Hong Kong Government, and all loyalist parties, unions, councils, committees, and the network of friendly associations that now extend throughout the territory. For them,...

THE MAINLAND-IZATION OF OFFICIAL POLITICAL DISCOURSE

We should perhaps spare a thought for Hong Kong officialdom …  trapped as it is between Beijing’s current directives and the pre-1997 promises Beijing made about post-colonial Hong Kong being allowed to carry on “unchanged for 50 years.”  The promises about existing...