CASTING OUT DEMONS

Posted:  Oct. 24, 2013   Legislative Council president and pro-Beijing loyalist Jasper Tsang Yok-sing  [曾鈺成 ] recently found himself in an unfamiliar situation.  He was the target of a critical commentary in the pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po [文匯報] newspaper.   At issue...

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A REPLAY OF 2010 … ?

Posted:  Sept. 4, 2013   Newcomers to Hong Kong’s political reform saga see many reasons to be optimistic about the democracy camp and its prospects for success.  With three decades of experience behind them, activists moved out early this year, far ahead of...

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THE SNOWDEN INTERLUDE

Posted:  July 19, 2013   It didn’t work out quite the way anyone anticipated but since no one here had ever heard of Edward Snowden until June 9 and he was gone before the month was out, expectations were not very far advanced by the time he left.   Still, relief...

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AN OLD LEFTIST FANS THE FLAMES

Posted:  May 6, 2013   Martin Lee’s successors face many challenges as they go about their work of democratic institution-building.  Re-designing the Chief Executive Election Committee means confronting not only the interests of Hong Kong’s major established...

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AN OLD CAT SINGES HIS WHISKERS

Posted:  May 2, 2013   Martin Lee Chu-ming [ 李柱銘 ],  a founder of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, used the phrase about old cats getting too close to the fire with reference to himself.  He was embarrassed recently by jumping the gun and announcing his own...

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