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...

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...