BEIJING’S RESPONSE TO AN INSURGENT ELECTION

Originally posted, Dec. 15, 2019, Hong Kong Free Press   No one anticipated the massive turnout on Election Day, November 24.    The 18 District Councils with their neighbourhood-level constituencies have rarely attracted much interest or attention.    For most...

NOTES FROM THE NOVEMEBER 2019 CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Note:  This post was originally prepared for Nov. 21, 2019 posting.  Due to CUHK campus protest shutdown and link disruption, not possible to post then at this site.  See WordPress for the original Nov. 21 posting, and HKFP repost, Nov. 23.*      Keep calm and...

FLICKERING RAYS OF HOPE

Can this end well?  It might, depending on what “this” and “well” mean.  The question also has two dimensions: one local, the other national.     DEFINITIONS       If “this” refers only to Hong Kong’s upsurge of public anger over the local government’s attempt...

VOW TO VETO

  Posted:  March 13, 2015   Decision time is approaching.  Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (Legco) must soon vote up or down on Beijing’s controversial August 31 electoral reform ultimatum before the summer recess.  Dubbed 831 for handy protest purposes,...