POSTSCRIPT: Another Election, Same Result

Posted:  Nov. 8, 2012   For all of us onlookers who can’t resist saying pan-democrats should unite if they want to stop disappointing supporters by wasting their votes (Oct. 29 post), last Sunday’s by-election only produced more of the same.  The scene was set...

ELECTIONS MATTER … Even Here

Posted:  Oct. 29, 2012   Soon after the September 9th Legislative Council election, Tam Yiu-chung who heads the main pro-Beijing political party (Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, or DAB) took a victory lap around his New...

NEW MAN AT THE HELM: HIS FIRST HUNDRED DAYS

Posted:  Oct. 9, 2012   Pity the poor Chief Executive.  Leung Chun-ying’s candidacy was born in controversy; his March 25 selection victory was marred by abstentions within the Election Committee establishment where many regarded him as a usurper; and demands for...

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION: Checkmate

Posted:  Sept. 13, 2012   Whenever pro-democracy voters are especially exercised over some issue, the opposition mobilizes to strengthen its lines of defense and block their advance.  That provocative interaction between pan-democrats and pro-Beijing forces has...