FREE POLITICAL EXPRESSION … But Toward What End?

  Posted:  Feb. 6, 2012   In the lull between elections, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing opinion-page writers gave their favorite Civic Party target a rest and launched a new campaign focusing on two academics.   Robert Chung Ting-yiu (Zhong Tingyao 鍾庭耀) has headed...

A CHIEF EXECUTIVE ELECTION: The Preliminaries

  Posted:  Jan. 4, 2012   With the November District Councils election now an unhappy memory for Hong Kong democrats, attention has re-focused on the next (decidedly un-democratic) phase of its long drawn out 2011/12 election cycle.   Here there are no jokes...

THE CIVIC PARTY UNDER SIEGE

  Posted:  Dec. 5, 2011   Of all the post-mortems conducted after the November 6th District Councils election, none have been more painful to watch than those done on the Civic Party.  Painful not because party members fared so badly because they really...

DEMOCRATS ON THE DEFENSIVE

  Posted:  Oct. 17, 2011   With only days to go before the November 6th District Councils election, nothing has happened to dispel the clouds looming for months over pan-democrats’ campaign efforts (Aug. 24 post).  At the district level, democratic...