BEIJING’S DILEMMA: What To Do About Hong Kong?

  Posted:  May 2, 2017   Beijing has so far not handed down any more ultimatums on Hong Kong’s political way forward. Official lines have been drawn with the August 31, 2014 decision on political reform and the November 7, 2016 interpretation of Hong Kong’s...

LOYALTY OATH

Posted:  July 22, 2016   The authorities here are in a real bind. They should be used to it by now, having spent the last 20 years tiptoeing back and forth between the Western-style promises Beijing originally made to Hong Kong and Beijing’s constant demands for...

BEIJING LAW ENFORCEMENT … IN HONG KONG

  Posted:  Jan. 28, 2016   By now the basic facts in the mysterious case of Hong Kong’s book dealers are well known. Local journalists have done the most they can to discover precisely how and when the five men vanished. Everything else remains unknown three...

OFF TO A BAD START

  Posted:  July 30, 2015   Hong Kong’s much maligned Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, made an announcement last week that might have passed as no more than a mid-term cabinet reshuffle ahead of the summer recess.   Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing...