Nathan Gardels Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST
Oct 21 , 2014
As the leaders of the umbrella movement sit down to negotiate with Hong Kong authorities after weeks of street protests, the big question is whether the two sides can find a compromise that meets both Beijing's concerns about stable and efficient governance on the one hand, and citizens' concerns about genuine, instead of sham, democracy on the other.
Muhammad Cohen Editor At Large, Inside Asian Gaming
Oct 16 , 2014
Living in Hong Kong since 1995, Muhammad Cohen reflects on his experiences in his adopted hometown and offers suggestions for Hong Kong’s leadership and Beijing to find a way forward in electoral reforms.
Oct 14 , 2014
As assorted “Occupy Central” activities continue in Hong Kong, the question has once again arisen: How many of the resources that could bolster the developmen
Steven Hill Senior Fellow, FairVote
Oct 08 , 2014
China's leaders seem to realize their two-faced dilemma, and Hong Kong’s No. 2 official, Carrie Lam, is supposed to lead negotiations over these details. What might a compromise look like, asks Steven Hill.
George Koo Board Member, New America Media
Oct 07 , 2014
When Hong Kong reverted to China in 1997, western pundits predicted doom and gloom for the future of Hong Kong and they couldn’t be more off target. The same gaggle of pundits and analysts are now attempting to make sense of Occupy Central movement taking place in Hong Kong and as usual their interpretations are suspect.
Simon-Hoey Lee Visiting Fellow, University of Hong Kong
Oct 06 , 2014
Mongkok , the best place for visitors and shoppers in Hong Kong. Today, it no longer serves as a shopping heaven; it has become the battlefield for politicians with different ideologies and point of views.
Sep 29 , 2014
It is therefore time for the people of Hong Kong, regardless of their political persuasion, to put aside their differences and work together to make the election of the CE of the HKSAR by universal suffrage a reality in 2017, write Lawrence J. Lau and Ayesha Macpherson Lau.
Stephen Harner Former US State Department Official
Sep 03 , 2014
After China’s legislature ruled out open nominations ahead of the landmark Hong Kong Chief Executive election of 2017, Stephen Harner examines the deeply held cultural differences between the United States and China that are contributing to discord on the issue of universal suffrage.
Zhou Bajun Current Affairs Commentator, Hong Kong
Sep 01 , 2014
NPC Standing Committee rules out 'civil nomination' for chief executive in 2017 election in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, writes Zhou Bajun.
Wang Zhenmin Dean of Law School, Tsinghua University
Aug 20 , 2014
Although the central authorities have time and again reiterated its promise of introducing universal suffrage in Hong Kong, some people are still skeptical, ignoring even the efforts it has made under the legal framework for the development of democracy in Hong Kong, writes Wang Zhenmin.