BASIC LAW CONSTRAINTS

  Posted:  Feb. 16, 2017   Everyone is always thinking in terms of Hong Kong’s struggle to maintain its identity and define an autonomous political future given the constaints of its Beijing-drafted Basic Law constitution. But there is another way to...

2017: OFF TO ANOTHER FIGHTING START

  Posted:  Jan. 4, 2017   No need to debate the pros and cons of holding a New Year’s Day march this year. The Yuan Dan 【元旦】… Day One of the New Year … march is an on-again off-again tradition, depending on the mood of day and issues at hand. In...

BEIJING STRIKES BACK: The Risks Defined

  Posted:  Nov. 14, 2016   Newly-elected legislators at the center of Hong Kong’s latest political storm knew they were playing with fire when they mangled their swearing-in oaths. They were supposed to pledge allegiance to the People’s Republic of China, to...

ANOTHER RISK WORTH TAKING?

  Posted:  Nov. 3, 2016   (Due to a temporary website malfunction, this article was originally posted on Nov. 1, at http://suzannepepper.wordpress.com/)   Against all the local norms of proper public behavior, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists have...