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...

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...

JUNE FOURTH, JULY FIRST, AND OCCUPY

  Posted:  June 5, 2015   When they began, the three biggest events in Hong Kong’s democracy movement had little to do with each other.  Now … for better and possibly for worse … the law of unintended consequences is bringing them together in one common...

REGROUPING FOR THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Posted:  May 28, 2014   The shock of what happened at Occupy Central’s computerized trial run threw everyone off balance (May 15 post).  Some 2,500 supporters gathered at five locations around town on May 6  to test pollster Robert Chung’s computer design...