A Not-So-Special Election

  Posted:  June 26, 2009   On Sunday June 21, a special election was held in Hong Kong for a vacant seat on its Wanchai District Council.  This was the second such election to be held this year but unlike the March poll that set precedents for judicial...

The danger of keeping up appearances

Hong Kong, June 1, 2009. … Nothing better illustrates the esoteric nature of Hong Kong’s political discourse than the new controversy over “one-country, two-systems.”   This latest upsurge of interest in an argument that has continued off and on for 30 years was...

A very special election

  Posted:  April 7, 2009   Special or by-elections, as they are called here, usually merit little more than an honorable mention in the local newspapers and are often ignored altogether.  But with the sights and sounds of the United States’ epic presidential...