THE SOURCES OF BEIJING’S CONFIDENCE

Posted:  Jan. 26, 2015   Beijing is playing it as a hardline struggle.  But Hong Kong has been through this many times before, first while the conditions for its transfer back to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 were being negotiated, and then in the years since.  The...

OCCUPY AFTERSHOCKS

  Posted:  Jan. 14, 2015   News on the political reform front has not been kind to Yellow Umbrella/Occupy Central protesters since their road blockades were removed one by one … the last just a month ago on December 15.  But probably the most discouraging...

MIS-READING or RE-WRITING? … (cont’d.)

  Posted:  Jan. 5, 2015   Beijing officials are responding to Hong Kong’s upsurge of protest against its strict electoral reform ultimatum with stern warnings about the need for serious reflection and re-enlightenment.  It seems Hong Kong misread and...

MIS-READING or RE-WRITING?

  Posted:  Dec. 30, 2014   Beijing officials are responding to Hong Kong’s September 28 – December 15 student-led street blockades with stern warnings about Hong Kong’s need for some serious reflection on its status as a Special Administration Region...

RE-ENLIGHTENMENT

  Posted:  Dec. 22, 2014   Now that Hong Kong’s streets have been cleared of their tent city encampments, everyone … we are told … is breathing a sigh of relief.  Everyone is also taking stock of what was and was not accomplished by the Yellow...