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Steve Hui Chun-tak, chief superintendent, police public relations branch's response to Anthony Wong Yiu Ming's letter.

Anthony Wong Yiu Ming's letter in SCMP.

"Hong Kong’s youth cannot understand why they have the freedom to run in student associations without any intervention from their teachers, but the people will not be able to elect Hong Kong’s next leader without Beijing’s intervention."

Another factor in the negative view of the Mainland and the Communist Party, in particular, by Hong Kong's younger generations can be traced to the make-up of the HK people themselves. A large percentage of them are direct decedents of people who fled the Mainland either to escape the Japanese or, an even large...Read more

I guess the question I have is: why would civil disobedience look exactly the same in early 20th century India, mid-20th century segregated America, and early 21st century Hong Kong. The societies, laws, social mores, and historical realities of each instance of social disobedience campaigns are significantly different. Also, to reduce the Civil Rights campaign in the US to Martin Luther King, Jr. leading a bus boycott is ludicrous. The Civil Rights movement began in the early 20th century by the formation of the NAACP. There was a lengthy grassroots movement in plac...Read more

Even the Xi Jinping figure is participating in the Gay Pride parade. :) I don't know what would upset fearless leader more--the yellow ribbons or the rainbow flag.

Enterprising Hong Kongers using the Umbrella meme on chocolates. Free enterprise at work.

Be sure and watch the video interview with Denise Ho. She says that the writers and artists originally thought they could provide workshops or other encouragement to the occupiers but, when they arrived on the scene, they discovered that the people were already doing what the professional artists and writers were envisioning. In the end, it is they who learned from the people, not the other way around.

I think it's interesting that the pressures the CCP are getting are from parts of the country that were previously regarded as reasonably docile. They weren't prepared for Hong Kong people to stand up and say "no" and they have to be careful because Taiwan is looking very closely at what's going on in Hong Kong to determine whether One Country Two Systems will work for them.

More visual expressions of the Umbrella Movement.

In a world that is becoming increasingly digital, the willingness of China’s government and state companies to use cyber crime gives the country an economic and political edge, they say.

“The disparity between American and Chinese firms and their tactics will put both the government and the companies of the United States as a distinct disadvantage,” because “the United States will not take the same path of digital corporate espionage, as its laws are much stricter (and better enforced) and because illicit competition violates the American sense of fair play,” ...Read more


In Memoriam Leslie Cheung 1956-2003 Our Leslie, beautiful like a flower. I love you today and always-- a part of my heart beats for you alone, tonight a

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