Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s local election results offer something for everyone

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KERRY BROWN analyses the results of last weekend’s local elections and finds no clear pointer to the outcome of next year’s main legislative elections. Hong Kong’s district council elections, which were held on Sunday, 22 November, would usually be marked down as a local affair. But because of the Umbrella movement protests during the end […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s unenviable choice

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The proposed arrangements for electing Hong Kong’s leader in 2017 have drawn protests from pro-democracy parties and activists—but  KERRY BROWN sees some possible consolations for the democrats. In 2009, I was working on a project analysing in what ways foreign support was helping the cause of democracy in Greater China. After a trek through the […]

Hong Kong

End of innocence for Hong Kong

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Even if Hong Kong returns to normal, tensions are likely to simmer, says KERRY BROWN. For a place stereotyped as apolitical and wholly business orientated, the protests convulsing Hong Kong have revealed a different face to the city. As a place of contract and rule of law, Hong Kong has always been appreciated by Mainland […]