DONE DEAL: Chief Executive Carrie Lam

  Posted:  March 27, 2017   This is the way they like it. Old loyalists said after Hong Kong’s 2014-15 election reform proposals were vetoed that if it was up to them, the proposals would never be resuscitated and reintroduced. They were supposed to fulfill...

NEVER SAY DIE!

  Posted:  Jan. 20, 2017   It’s just as well that democrats mustered some of their old fighting spirit for the New Year’s Day protest march because they’re going to need that and a lot more besides (Jan. 4 post).   The array of challenges calls to mind an...

AN ELECTION WITHOUT A CAUSE: CY Leung Stands Down

  Posted:  Dec. 14, 2016   Last month people were saying the oath-taking saga and Beijing’s intervention marked the beginning of the end of judicial independence and of Hong Kong as we know it (Nov. 30 post).   Maybe that prediction was a little premature....