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Hong Kong government can make a new case to Beijing on electoral reform

Hong Kong's democracy movement has gained admiration worldwide. The principles, decency and behaviour of its youthful vanguard inspire confidence in the qualities of the generation that one day will run the great city.

Hong Kong's democracy movement has gained admiration worldwide. The principles, decency and behaviour of its youthful vanguard inspire confidence in the qualities of the generation that one day will run the great city.

Hong Kong government can make a new case to Beijing on electoral reform
29 Oct 2014 - 9:11AM
The Hong Kong government must listen to its people

It is not wholly true to say that the eyes of the entire world are on Hong Kong. They would be, of course, if people in mainland China were allowed to know what is happening in their country's most successful city.

It is not wholly true to say that the eyes of the entire world are on Hong Kong. They would be, of course, if people in mainland China were allowed to know what is happening in their country's most successful city.

The Hong Kong government must listen to its people
4 Oct 2014 - 4:27AM
Now the UK must heal itself

The people of Scotland voted by a comfortable margin of about 10 per cent to remain part of the United Kingdom - not least because of the campaigning of three Labour politicians, Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown and Jim Murphy.

The people of Scotland voted by a comfortable margin of about 10 per cent to remain part of the United Kingdom - not least because of the campaigning of three Labour politicians, Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown and Jim Murphy.

Now the UK must heal itself
23 Sep 2014 - 1:46AM
Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere

On July 1, 17 years ago, I was sailing on Britain's royal yacht away from Hong Kong where, at midnight the previous day, China assumed sovereignty under the terms of an international agreement with the United Kingdom known as the Joint Declaration.

On July 1, 17 years ago, I was sailing on Britain's royal yacht away from Hong Kong where, at midnight the previous day, China assumed sovereignty under the terms of an international agreement with the United Kingdom known as the Joint Declaration.

Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere
16 Jul 2014 - 7:45AM
The human Thatcher
5 Mar 2018 - 4:52PM