WASHINGTON, MACAU, AND THE HONG KONG DILEMMA

  Posted: May 18, 2017   The political spotlight fell briefly this month on two cities half a world apart, to reflect contrasting images of Beijing’s Hong Kong dilemma. Washington D.C. and the former Portuguese colony of Macau make for unlikely partners in...

NEW IDEAS, NEW NAMES, OLD TEMPTATIONS

  Posted:  June 17, 2016   Summertime might mean escape from Hong Kong’s heat and humidity for some … but not this year and especially not for Hong Kong’s new political generation. The Legislative Council election is coming up September 4, and...

THE LAW SCHOOL STANDS ITS GROUND

  Posted:  Jan. 13, 2016   Far from being deterred by the University of Hong Kong’s epic losing battle with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, the law school answered back with an event calculated to infuriate his allies and its enemies. HKU’s law faculty has...

2047: INTO FOCUS AT LAST

  Posted:  Aug. 13, 2015   Throughout the long tedious arguments that continued for the past two years …   about universal suffrage elections for the Chief Executive in 2017, for the Legislative Council in 2020, and the preliminaries in 2016  … no one wanted...