Hong Kong protests: how Beijing lost sight of the reality

An interesting article published in the South China Morning Post this morning talks about the reaction in China to the Hong Kong Protests. What emerges from the account is a tale of how Beijing lost sight of the reality on the ground in Hong Kong. … Continue readingHong Kong protests: how Beijing lost sight of the reality

When the (young) lions roar: the invasion of the LegCo in Hong Kong

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Lion’s spirit which animated Hong Kong. Today, it would seem that the (young) Lions’ roar was heard until Beijing. On Monday 1st July, anniversary of the retrocession of Hong Kong to Beijing, a certain number of … Continue readingWhen the (young) lions roar: the invasion of the LegCo in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s people reject extradition to China

The huge crowds that were marching on Sunday 9 June 2019 in Hong Kong to protest the extradition bill understood it was time to push back Beijing. Under the extradition bill, people could be extradited to China and face judgment or prison terms in what … Continue readingHong Kong’s people reject extradition to China

The inexorable descent to hell of the “Umbrella Movement”

Yesterday, the leaders of the 2014 movement called “Occupy HK” or also the “Umbrella Movement” went down yet another rung into what seems to be an inexorable descent to hell. After wonderfully squandering a unique leverage and negotiation position afforded by 3 months of continuous … Continue readingThe inexorable descent to hell of the “Umbrella Movement”

A big protest against the jailing of “Occupy” leaders

  Today, Sunday 20 August, a massive protest took place in Hong Kong from Wanchai to Central, before the Court of Final Appeals. The demonstration was organized by several organizations calling to protest against the imprisonment of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. A surprising mobilization … Continue readingA big protest against the jailing of “Occupy” leaders