PARTY LINE UPDATES: Democrats in Disarray

  Posted:  Jan. 24, 2011   Fallout from the June 2010 political reform compromise is phasing into preparations for Hong Kong’s 2011-12 election cycle.  This new “party updates” column picks up where “Politicking Hong Kong Style” (Nov. 15 post) left off, to...

SZETO WAH, 1931-2011

  Posted:  Jan. 7, 2011   For all the disagreement about how to realize them, Hong Kong’s democracy movement is united in its ideals and its respect for those who dedicate their lives to the cause at whatever cost.  Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Shaobo is...

DEFENDING CHINA’S HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS (II)

  Posted:  Dec. 13, 2010   Hong Kong may have succeeded in bringing pressure to bear for tainted-milk hero Zhao Lianhai, but protesting the imprisonment of democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo has so far earned only a different kind of attention from the powers...

DEFENDING CHINA’S HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS (I)

  Posted:  Dec. 6, 2010   (A January 3, 2011 update on the Zhao Lianhai case is appended to this December 6, 2010 post)   Hong Kong’s democracy movement may be faction-ridden and unable to agree on what kind of universal suffrage elections it wants or where these...

POLITICKING HONG KONG STYLE

  Posted:  Nov. 15, 2010   Everyone knew it was too good to last.   A new day seemed to be dawning after the two “radical” sponsors of last May’s protest referendum settled a potential point of conflict with scarcely a murmur of discontent.  At issue was...