HK 2047: Terra Incognita

HK 2047: Terra Incognita

2047, recently seen a far off milestone, is suddenly on everyone’s lips. Fear of its arrival is being driven by the loss of faith in…

Ten Years of Fears

Ten Years of Fears

Dystopian film Ten Years may prove oracular if those in power fail or refuse to address the genuine anxieties expressed in the film. Photo: Lawmaker Kenneth Leung…

Independent Hong Kong a dangerous flutter

Independent Hong Kong a dangerous flutter

Independence for Hong Kong seems a harmless, fanciful whimsy. But it may pose real threats to developing a productive HK-China relationship. Photo credit: VOA

Beijing seeks to calm Hong Kong’s stormy political waters through a fog of politics

Beijing seeks to calm Hong Kong’s stormy political waters through a fog of politics

The spotlight of Hong Kong politics shifts to Beijing as elites in the pro-establishment camp attended the annual lianghui (兩會). Politicos cut through the fog…

Fishball Hardball: Hitting hard on fishballers will bounce back

Fishball Hardball: Hitting hard on fishballers will bounce back

The CE and Beijing have unleashed a war of  tough words on Fishball Revolutionaries, branding them rioters, separatists and terrorists. But their hardball tactics will…

Strongarm versus strong man – CY’s dilemma

Strongarm versus strong man – CY’s dilemma

Strong position, strong arm or strong man? CY Leung’s LegCo approach over the next few months will cement his legacy.

New York’s Giuliani Moxy needed in Hong Kong

New York’s Giuliani Moxy needed in Hong Kong

New York’s Mayor Giuliani started with small things to win the hearts of New Yorkers and turn the city around. This Policy Address didn’t get…

Policy Address 2016: Too little, too late

Policy Address 2016: Too little, too late

The CE needs to nail this policy address, but past decisions mean he has a range of problems of his own and others making, that…

南華早報與阿里巴巴的天方夜譚

南華早報與阿里巴巴的天方夜譚

阿里巴巴收購南華早報的消息令香港新聞自由及編輯自主再蒙上陰影。 (由Kishi Li 翻譯,原文請點擊此處)

Alibaba and the forty censors

Alibaba and the forty censors

Alibaba’s purchase of the SCMP has raised fears of censorship and bias – and claims of continued editorial independence.

Chris Yeung: DAB can’t square the middle class circle

Chris Yeung: DAB can’t square the middle class circle

The DAB knows it has an image problem that restricts its base to old, pro-Communist voters. The dream of chasing the middle class and electoral…

Bread and circuses, football and democracy

Bread and circuses, football and democracy

The can-do spirit of football fans can be animated to Appreciate Hong Kong – or be turned against China. While circus is nice, there needs…

Uni Students: Free our schools from tyranny

Uni Students: Free our schools from tyranny

University students, professors and alumni fear the unlimited power of the CE. Always honorary, it has become grubby and scary.

Tectonic shift in Hong Kong’s power structure

Tectonic shift in Hong Kong’s power structure

There is a fundamental shift in power relations happening and the woes of Sir Donald Tsang and Mr Li Ka Shing tell the story. Forget…

Chief Executive über alles

Chief Executive über alles

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Consensus Crumbles, Challengers Consider

Consensus Crumbles, Challengers Consider

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Lead-in-water a political saviour

Lead-in-water a political saviour

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Another moderate forced out of HKU’s Council – but not Johannes Chan

Another moderate forced out of HKU’s Council – but not Johannes Chan

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Horses for Courses: CE Election 2017

Horses for Courses: CE Election 2017

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Triple T Tragedy: The Nautical Disaster of Tsang, Tong, Tiens

Triple T Tragedy: The Nautical Disaster of Tsang, Tong, Tiens

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Chris Yeung: Prepping the next battleground

Chris Yeung: Prepping the next battleground

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Chris Yeung: Hong Kong first-ish, sometimes

Chris Yeung: Hong Kong first-ish, sometimes

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Chris Yeung: Take your mark!

Chris Yeung: Take your mark!

Make no mistake. The jockeying for the post of chief executive in 2017 has not yet begun. The game rules of the 2017 race are…

On Deaf Ears

On Deaf Ears

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楊健興:梁特貽笑大方,泛民鬩牆乍現

楊健興:梁特貽笑大方,泛民鬩牆乍現

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Chris Yeung: Cracking up

Chris Yeung: Cracking up

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楊健興:梁特「內交」更待何時

楊健興:梁特「內交」更待何時

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Chris Yeung: CY Leung’s Inner Diplomacy – Time to show its worth

Chris Yeung: CY Leung’s Inner Diplomacy – Time to show its worth

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楊健興: 溫和不再

楊健興: 溫和不再

北京希望能直接利用市民動搖固執的泛民主派 – 但此舉可謂難如登天。

Chris Yeung: Moderates no more

Chris Yeung: Moderates no more

Beijing is hoping to go directly to the people to move obstinate pan-democrats. Fat chance.   Former constitutional affairs minister Stephen Lam Sui-lung was ridiculed…