POST-MORTEM ON A “FAILED” ELECTION

  Posted:  June 7, 2010   Turnout rates are reported throughout Election Day evenings in Hong Kong, so optimism began to flag even before the polls closed on May 16.  Radical democrats, so-called, had dared to defy Beijing and were now paying the price, mild...

RADICALS FOR REFORM

  Posted:  May 17, 2010   Despite all the dire warnings beforehand, Hong Kong’s first ever referendum was held without incident on May 16.  If opponents have their way it will also be the last and only time will tell if the net impact is positive or...

CAMPAIGN COUNTDOWN

  Posted:  May 3, 2010   Midway through the “second consultation period,” Hong Kong is no closer to agreement on the government’s latest political reform proposals than when the exercise began last November.  The first consultation, between November and...