ANOTHER POST-OCCUPY ELECTION

Posted:  Sept. 8, 2016   When Hong Kong university students were planning their strike action in September 2014, to protest Beijing’s hardline rejection of Hong Kong’s electoral reform proposals, the students defended their decision by saying they...

NOTES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Posted:  Aug. 29, 2016   Still not clear from the HKUPOP rolling poll what impact the new post-Occupy localist/self-determination/independence trend is likely to have on the September 4 Legislative Council election.*...

THE SEPTEMBER ELECTION: Early Polling

Posted:  Aug. 18, 2016   The bans against six candidates for advocating Hong Kong independence has added a new dimension to the coming September 4 Legislative Council election (Aug. 3 post).  Suddenly, everyone is talking about the prospect whereas before it was...

SPOTLIGHT ON INDEPENDENCE

  Posted:  Aug. 10, 2016   The disqualification of six candidates has added an unexpected dimension to the coming September 4 Legislative Council election (Aug. 3 post). During all the years since Hong Kong, belatedly, introduced universal suffrage...

POLITICAL VETTING FOR A HONG KONG ELECTION

  Posted:  Aug. 3, 2016   The powers that be, in Beijing, have done their best to circumscribe elections here. It began long ago with all the constraints written into post-colonial Hong Kong’s Basic Law constitution. Beijing has remained on guard ever since,...