THE CIVIC PARTY UNDER SIEGE

  Posted:  Dec. 5, 2011   Of all the post-mortems conducted after the November 6th District Councils election, none have been more painful to watch than those done on the Civic Party.  Painful not because party members fared so badly because they really...

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DEMOCRATS ON THE DEFENSIVE

  Posted:  Oct. 17, 2011   With only days to go before the November 6th District Councils election, nothing has happened to dispel the clouds looming for months over pan-democrats’ campaign efforts (Aug. 24 post).  At the district level, democratic...

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BATTLE OF THE BUDGET

  Posted:  March 10, 2011   Rightly hailed for its current coverage of Middle Eastern people power uprisings, the Al Jazeera news network nevertheless failed its first test here on Sunday March 6, while trying to locate the whereabouts of Hong Kong’s own...

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SZETO WAH, 1931-2011

  Posted:  Jan. 7, 2011   For all the disagreement about how to realize them, Hong Kong’s democracy movement is united in its ideals and its respect for those who dedicate their lives to the cause at whatever cost.  Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Shaobo is...

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POLITICKING HONG KONG STYLE

  Posted:  Nov. 15, 2010   Everyone knew it was too good to last.   A new day seemed to be dawning after the two “radical” sponsors of last May’s protest referendum settled a potential point of conflict with scarcely a murmur of discontent.  At issue was...

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