MANAGING THE RETREAT

  Posted:  Dec. 12, 2014   Clearing Hong Kong’s streets became as uncertain an exercise as the campaign to block them in the first place … back at the time when it all began last September 28.   The last day was yesterday, December 11, when the government...

OF DEVILS AND DETAILS

  Posted:  Nov. 24, 2014   The devil lies in the details, or so the saying goes, and evidence of both lies hidden within one recent Chinese University opinion poll on Hong Kong’s shifting views.  If accurate, the devil lies in the public’s view of a...

WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE UP AGAINST

  Posted:  Nov. 17, 2014   During the last political reform controversy, in 2010, one diplomat on assignment here was definitely not among the “foreign forces” Beijing loves to blame for all of Hong Kong’s political troubles.  He couldn’t wait for his...

THE ANTI-OCCUPY DIS-INFORMATION CAMPAIGN

  Posted:  Nov. 3, 2014   For those of us here who have been living with the people and players in Hong Kong’s democracy movement all along, what’s happening now follows naturally from all that has gone before.  If a starting date needs to be identified for...

THINKING POSITIVELY …

  Posted:  Oct. 27, 2014   Among pan-democrats and all who have anxiously watched Hong Kong’s latest drama unfold, just about everyone is despondent.  A month has passed since students led Occupy Central activists out onto the streets where key intersections...

THINKING CREATIVELY …

  Posted:  Oct. 21, 2014   There are ways out of Hong Kong’s current impasse over political reform, if only the principals can indulge in some creative political thinking.   Beijing does not need to back down as student protesters have been demanding.  It...