TELLING BEIJING WHAT BEIJING WANTS TO HEAR

Posted July 17, 2014   Report from Hong Kong’s Chief Executive on the need for electoral reforms, addressed to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee in Beijing, July 15, 2014 (www.2017.gov.hk)   This report is part of the elaborate process...

MASSIVE, ANGRY, AND EVEN ANGRIER AFTERWARD

Posted:  July 7, 2014   If Beijing leaders meant to provoke an angry upsurge of dissent here, they succeeded.  But what has happened since is making matters worse.  For those of us trying to move through it, the annual July First anniversary protest march...

SO FAR SO GOOD …

Posted:  June 24, 2014             … thanks to the last minute “White Paper” boost that summarily dismissed all of Hong Kong’s electoral reform proposals in deference to Beijing’s mandate (June 12 post).  Organizers of the Occupy Central civil disobedience...

A MANIFESTO FOR THE COMING CAMPAIGN

Posted:  June 12, 2014   Beijing has just issued an unprecedented comprehensive reiteration of its “one-country, two-systems” governing design for Hong Kong.  The message is the same as always … repeated at every official opportunity since being enshrined in Hong...

THE RIGHT TO REMEMBER THE PAST

Posted:  June 6, 2014   Local pro-democracy partisans may be conflicted about how to introduce universal suffrage elections here but there is one thing about which, it’s safe to say, there is general agreement.  Even pro-Beijing loyalists can muster no arguments...

REGROUPING FOR THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Posted:  May 28, 2014   The shock of what happened at Occupy Central’s computerized trial run threw everyone off balance (May 15 post).  Some 2,500 supporters gathered at five locations around town on May 6  to test pollster Robert Chung’s computer design...