DIVISION AMONG LOCALISTS

  Posted:  Oct. 5, 2016   As everyone knows by now, Hong Kong democrats and their movement have always been defined by their disunity. It’s a fact of local political life. The number of pro-democracy political parties represented in the new Legislative...

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...