Hong Kong takes to the Streets over TV

Hong Kong takes to the Streets over TVAround 120,000 people recently took to the streets to protest against the government’s decision not to grant a free-to-air license to Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV). The decision sparked public outrage because it was seen to be unfair and contrary to the fair market principles at the very heart of Hong Kong’s economic success. The…

The Walls that Spy

The Walls that SpyHotel rooms are never safe havens as spies know only too well, but warnings of the risk often fall on deaf ears, to the sorrow or sometimes embarrassment of the tenants. Two recent news stories and the episode that I describe below hopefully change the public perceptions. The stories describe how the UK’s Government Communications…

Hong Kong Continues its Onslaught on the Philippines

Hong Kong Continues its Onslaught on the PhilippinesIt is bizarre for a man who is in effect the appointed mayor of a city of 7 million people to threaten sanctions against a sovereign nation of 95 million. But that is the outcome of barely disguised racism in Hong Kong, linked with China’s desire to punish the Philippines for standing up to Beijing’s…