Keane Shum

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Get out and vote, America, and show the world that democracy works
The Zhang Dejiang speech Hong Kong had hoped to hear
Everybody loses in Hong Kong game of political stalemate
After a year-long hangover, can Hong Kong reawaken its desire to do better?
City University lacks a global outlook with decision to axe creative writing programme
In Hong Kong, fear of mainland influence hardens into prejudice
Authorities had ample time to avoid Occupy collision

It's 1am. Another round of tear gas in Admiralty, another pack of green riot police scurrying away. The crowds disperse, the crowds return, larger.

30 Sep 2014 - 1:40AM

It's 1am. Another round of tear gas in Admiralty, another pack of green riot police scurrying away. The crowds disperse, the crowds return, larger.

Authorities had ample time to avoid Occupy collision
Once again, Beijing turns its back on the people of Hong Kong

I once thought I would never say goodbye to Hong Kong. Or, that if I ever did, it would be by my own choice. I should have known better. In this city, the choice has never been ours.

6 Sep 2014 - 5:03AM

I once thought I would never say goodbye to Hong Kong. Or, that if I ever did, it would be by my own choice. I should have known better. In this city, the choice has never been ours.

Once again, Beijing turns its back on the people of Hong Kong
Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it

I used to occupy Central. I used to grab a sandwich and sit in Statue Square or Chater Garden and feel like I owned the place, because unlike the rest of Central during lunch hour, I never had to wait in line to get a seat.

12 Aug 2014 - 1:37AM

I used to occupy Central. I used to grab a sandwich and sit in Statue Square or Chater Garden and feel like I owned the place, because unlike the rest of Central during lunch hour, I never had to wait in line to get a seat.

Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it
Hongkongers' eternal struggle with June 4 and Chinese rule

The first time you go to the June 4 vigil at Victoria Park, expect to be unprepared for a number of things. The difficulty of affixing, with dripping wax, a candle to a conical paper cup.

4 Jun 2014 - 5:26AM

The first time you go to the June 4 vigil at Victoria Park, expect to be unprepared for a number of things. The difficulty of affixing, with dripping wax, a candle to a conical paper cup.

Hongkongers' eternal struggle with June 4 and Chinese rule
Government should come clean about why it is so against civic nomination

Some time ago, the chief executive and I exchanged letters, in these pages, on the topic of universal suffrage. In a developed society, I argued, it was an inevitable evolution, and Hong Kong was as ready for democracy as any society ever could be.

10 Feb 2014 - 2:46AM

Some time ago, the chief executive and I exchanged letters, in these pages, on the topic of universal suffrage. In a developed society, I argued, it was an inevitable evolution, and Hong Kong was as ready for democracy as any society ever could be.

Government should come clean about why it is so against civic nomination
A waste of money?
22 Oct 2003 - 12:00AM
A waste of money?
Don't call me
20 Aug 2005 - 12:00AM
Don't call me
Leung's job is to protect our freedom to wave any flag
Comin' down the mountain
13 Jan 2008 - 12:00AM
Comin' down the mountain
Up and over
12 Nov 2006 - 12:00AM
Up and over
Give history a push, Mr Tung
26 Dec 2003 - 12:00AM
Give history a push, Mr Tung
A quiet revolution
27 Jan 2008 - 12:00AM
A quiet revolution
Aiming high
18 Nov 2007 - 12:00AM
Aiming high
A bit of Bruce Lee in all of us

A few times a year, I catch the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and take a walk along the Kowloon waterfront. I walk past the clock tower, past the rising south face of the Cultural Centre, past the line of photograph stalls with the best views of the harbour and the fine diners inside the InterContinental. I walk past the handprints of movie stars that dot the promenade, and keep walking until a familiar bronze figure comes into focus, a lean body with limbs bent in anticipation, that seems to sway even though it is frozen.

20 Jul 2013 - 3:17AM

A few times a year, I catch the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and take a walk along the Kowloon waterfront. I walk past the clock tower, past the rising south face of the Cultural Centre, past the line of photograph stalls with the best views of the harbour and the fine diners inside the InterContinental. I walk past the handprints of movie stars that dot the promenade, and keep walking until a familiar bronze figure comes into focus, a lean body with limbs bent in anticipation, that seems to sway even though it is frozen.

A bit of Bruce Lee in all of us
Beyond the barricades
3 Feb 2008 - 12:00AM
Beyond the barricades
Hope against hope for Gao Zhisheng's freedom

Experience with the Chinese justice system teaches that the illegal detention of Gao Zhisheng will continue into the new year. Nevertheless, it would be nice to be proved wrong.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:25AM

Experience with the Chinese justice system teaches that the illegal detention of Gao Zhisheng will continue into the new year. Nevertheless, it would be nice to be proved wrong.

Hope against hope for Gao Zhisheng's freedom
'Make me believe in Linsanity again'
Civility v patriotism in Hong Kong courts

I learned something new about Hong Kong this month: in this great city, in our law-abiding society, if you really must burn something, better that it be your neighbour's dog than the national flag.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:37AM

I learned something new about Hong Kong this month: in this great city, in our law-abiding society, if you really must burn something, better that it be your neighbour's dog than the national flag.

Civility v patriotism in Hong Kong courts