Hong Kong’s Democrats Chafe Against Beijing

Hong Kong politics are becoming ever more convoluted as March 2017 legislative elections approach, with a growing list of candidates to replace widely disliked Chief Executive CY Leung, and with obstreperous lo... Read More...

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung’s Days Numbered?

The wheels seem to be falling off the administration of Hong Kong Chief executive Leung Chun-ying, who faces re-election early next year. With the end of the summer vacation and the new Legislative Council due to meet for the first time next week, pressure on ... Read More...

Hong Kong Says No to Beijing

Hong Kong has delivered its own version of populist politics, sending to the Legislative Council six young advocates of autonomy, if not downright independence. In the process voters rejected several establishe... Read More...

Beijing Rivalry Plays Itself Out in Hong Kong

The vicious internecine party vendettas of the mainland are coming to Hong Kong. No one is surprised if high-profile Beijing critics in Hong Kong get arrested on the mainland with trumped up charges ranging from theft of state secrets to fraud, business malpra... Read More...

Hong Kong Debaters Win on Points

When Team England—a variegated group of articulate high school students – won a stirring victory against 54 competitors at the World Schools Debating Championship in Stuttgart, Germany two weeks ago, defeating ... Read More...

Hong Kong Anti-Graft Watchdog Under Threat

The march of Beijing into the core institutions that make Hong Kong a separate place continues. Last week saw the sudden dismissal of the head of investigations at the renowned Independent Commission Against Co... Read More...