WHAT A DIFFERENCE AN ELECTION MAKES

  Posted:  Dec. 10, 2015   For at least a year before and a year afterward, Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protest movement for universal suffrage elections was portrayed as the epitome of all evils. Not only pro-Beijing loyalists, but conservatives of all...

THE CANDIDATES AND SOME RACES TO WATCH

Posted:  Nov. 17, 2015   Just because Hong Kong’s 18 Distract Councils deal only with the mundane details of neighborhood life doesn’t mean the overarching political tensions between pan-democrats and pro-Beijing loyalists plus their pro-government establishment...

RE-CAP: That Speech by Zhang Xiaoming

  Posted:  Oct. 29, 2015   The flurry of rebuttals was so fast and furious that everyone quickly forgot, or dismissed, what Beijing’s Hong Kong Liaison Office director actually said in his September 12 speech.* The occasion was a seminar sponsored by the...

POST-OCCUPY: More New Political Thinking

Posted:  Oct. 26, 2015   The new thoughts are not necessarily all new and not necessarily coming from the people most active in last year’s Occupy Central protest movement over the demand for universal suffrage elections. But those 79 days when protesters blocked...