VICE-PREMIER LI KEQIANG’S VISIT TO HONG KONG

  Posted:  Sept. 7, 2011   Nothing better illustrates the political distance that still exists between Beijing and Hong Kong  than the August 16-18 visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang.  From the 1980s when they had to begin thinking seriously about Hong Kong’s...

THE 2011/12 ELECTION CYCLE: An August Preview

  Posted:  Aug. 24, 2011   Hong Kong may not have an elected government but onlookers would never know it from the sights and sounds of August, heading into a year that will see four separate local contests.   If one of the prerequisites for achieving...

BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH: SZETO WAH’S MEMOIRS

  Posted:  July 25, 2011   History inevitably belongs not to the past but to the future and the perspectives that come with it.    Let history be the judge, say official Chinese commentators, when someone asks an awkward question about June 4, 1989.  Hong...

PARTY LINE UPDATES: Albert Ho Answers His Critics

  Posted:  June 1, 2011   Albert Ho Chun-yan [何俊仁], Legislative Councilor and current chairman of the Democratic Party, is no stranger to controversy.  After he was bludgeoned in the face and nearly blinded a few years ago, the police tried to explain their...