July First: End of the Road or a New Beginning?

Suzanne Pepper Now that the July First anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty has been transformed into a day of competing partisan street demonstrations, all morning-after spin naturally follows in the same spirit. This year’s post-mortems have only been more intense than usual because they are not just burnishing memories for posterity but […]

THE “NEW FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES” AND HONG KONG’S POLITICAL FUTURE

Suzanne Pepper Are pan-democrats losing the battle for public opinion? If the polls conducted so far on the government’s 2012 political reform proposals are any indication, the answer is not necessarily “yes,” but it soon will be unless the public can be provided with a clearer picture of what the proposals mean for Hong Kong’s […]