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Opponents may regret forcing wounded Leung into a corner
Compensation for Hong Kong's loss in Manila bus tragedy bound to come

Three years after the Manila hostage tragedy, the issue resurfaced when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Apec Summit in Bali. Survivors of the crisis and relatives of the deceased have demanded compensation and an apology from Aquino.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Three years after the Manila hostage tragedy, the issue resurfaced when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Apec Summit in Bali. Survivors of the crisis and relatives of the deceased have demanded compensation and an apology from Aquino.

Compensation for Hong Kong's loss in Manila bus tragedy bound to come
What future for Hong Kong if the majority are silenced?

Anyone who dares to express an opinion that deviates from the anti-China, anti-government "intrinsic truth" will see their views silenced or twisted. Those very few whose views our dissidents cannot completely banish become targets of a lynch-mob mentality.

26 Oct 2012 - 7:40AM

Anyone who dares to express an opinion that deviates from the anti-China, anti-government "intrinsic truth" will see their views silenced or twisted. Those very few whose views our dissidents cannot completely banish become targets of a lynch-mob mentality.

What future for Hong Kong if the majority are silenced?
Fearmongering over 'red invasion' a poor election campaign strategy
Hong Kong media betraying public trust
Pan-democrats get ready for 2017
China will reshape East Asian politics
Unchanged for 50 years? Not Hong Kong's legal system
Stop trying to hound Leung out of office
Critics underestimate China's strengths
Is our Hong Kong identity up to speed?
Occupy Central plan amounts to tyranny of minority

Unlike Occupy Wall Street - a "leaderless resistance movement" of the 99 per cent against the "greed and corruption of the one per cent", as it proclaims on its website - Occupy Central is more a campaign than a movement. It is not concerned with social and economic inequality, but with one-man-one-vote elections.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:32AM

Unlike Occupy Wall Street - a "leaderless resistance movement" of the 99 per cent against the "greed and corruption of the one per cent", as it proclaims on its website - Occupy Central is more a campaign than a movement. It is not concerned with social and economic inequality, but with one-man-one-vote elections.

Occupy Central plan amounts to tyranny of minority
Don't let Western bias cloud view of China
America losing the public opinion war in Asia
Actions of small-minded dissidents won't change Beijing's Hong Kong policies
Hong Kong has no need for patriots who don't know right from wrong

On March 26, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was finally pressured to "confess" to phoning Beijing ahead of announcing the new stamp duty for non-local homebuyers. "Notifying" Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was an act of "internal diplomacy", according to Leung, and he denied seeking approval from Beijing on this matter.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12AM

On March 26, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was finally pressured to "confess" to phoning Beijing ahead of announcing the new stamp duty for non-local homebuyers. "Notifying" Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was an act of "internal diplomacy", according to Leung, and he denied seeking approval from Beijing on this matter.

Hong Kong has no need for patriots who don't know right from wrong
National education climbdown wins no friends
Wiser to shut out Hong Kong's media echo chamber
Snowden should be questioned on extent of US privacy intrusions
Western busybodies put Hong Kong's democrats in a tight spot

When reporters sought my reaction to British foreign office minister Hugo Swire's recent article on constitutional development in Hong Kong, I said, "Don't issue blank cheques"

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

When reporters sought my reaction to British foreign office minister Hugo Swire's recent article on constitutional development in Hong Kong, I said, "Don't issue blank cheques"

Western busybodies put Hong Kong's democrats in a tight spot
Chief executive falls short on vision
Striking dock workers are pawns in dissident campaign
Pan-democrats should get themselves out of trouble - while they can

Following the recent turn of the tide in public opinion against the pan-democrats, many dissident politicians have suddenly became dovish. Even the Civic Party, which previously blasted the Democratic Party for striking a secret deal with Beijing in 2010 that paved the way for the implementation of universal suffrage in 2017, has now publicly expressed its wish to meet central government officials in private. Can we trust these fickle politicians?

30 Aug 2013 - 3:11AM

Following the recent turn of the tide in public opinion against the pan-democrats, many dissident politicians have suddenly became dovish. Even the Civic Party, which previously blasted the Democratic Party for striking a secret deal with Beijing in 2010 that paved the way for the implementation of universal suffrage in 2017, has now publicly expressed its wish to meet central government officials in private. Can we trust these fickle politicians?

Pan-democrats should get themselves out of trouble - while they can
False nostalgia for Hong Kong identity holds us back
Hong Kong political reform is none of America's business
Hong Kong's dissidents blow their cover as champions of democracy
Cyberattacks on pro-Beijing groups should worry Hong Kong

Last week, the Facebook page of the pressure group Voice of Loving Hong Kong was suddenly deleted. This was the fourth similar incident in recent weeks, after the shutdown of the pages of three other groups, including Caring Hong Kong Power. The Voice of Loving Hong Kong suspected foul play and reported it to the police as a type of cyber-bullying.

19 Jul 2013 - 3:35AM

Last week, the Facebook page of the pressure group Voice of Loving Hong Kong was suddenly deleted. This was the fourth similar incident in recent weeks, after the shutdown of the pages of three other groups, including Caring Hong Kong Power. The Voice of Loving Hong Kong suspected foul play and reported it to the police as a type of cyber-bullying.

Cyberattacks on pro-Beijing groups should worry Hong Kong
Even a minority cause like Occupy Central can do harm

I must say that it's really something for 66,000 people to brave the rain to walk all the way from Causeway Bay to Central. It is a sign of a lack of confidence that the organisers felt they had to grossly inflate the figure to 430,000. Or perhaps they felt a need to prove themselves to someone not present at the scene.

5 Jul 2013 - 4:39AM

I must say that it's really something for 66,000 people to brave the rain to walk all the way from Causeway Bay to Central. It is a sign of a lack of confidence that the organisers felt they had to grossly inflate the figure to 430,000. Or perhaps they felt a need to prove themselves to someone not present at the scene.

Even a minority cause like Occupy Central can do harm
Public opinion turns on anti-government protesters

The dissidents made a big mistake by staging a mass confrontation on August 4. They stormed the stage of a pro-police rally organised in the wake of a political row sparked by a video. The video, which went viral, showed a schoolteacher hurling verbal abuse at police officers at an earlier protest.

16 Aug 2013 - 4:09AM

The dissidents made a big mistake by staging a mass confrontation on August 4. They stormed the stage of a pro-police rally organised in the wake of a political row sparked by a video. The video, which went viral, showed a schoolteacher hurling verbal abuse at police officers at an earlier protest.

Public opinion turns on anti-government protesters
Political winds blowing the wrong way for Hong Kong's dissidents

Let us for a moment assume there is no "pivot", that the US would sincerely welcome China as the dominant power in the world, and its re-entry into Asia is for the good of all parties concerned. Even all that would still not explain the behaviour of Clifford Hart.

13 Sep 2013 - 10:04AM

Let us for a moment assume there is no "pivot", that the US would sincerely welcome China as the dominant power in the world, and its re-entry into Asia is for the good of all parties concerned. Even all that would still not explain the behaviour of Clifford Hart.

Political winds blowing the wrong way for Hong Kong's dissidents