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Chris Patten's Last Tango in Hong Kong

Editorial Board, Guancha.cn | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
Editorial Board, Guancha.cn

The late John Walden, director of home affairs in the colonial government until the early 1980s, lived through this British hypocrisy most of his life. Calling the late introduction of democracy to Hong Kong a "grand illusion," Mr. Walden said it all in a speech in 1985: "If I personally find it difficult to believe in the sincerity of this sudden and unexpected official enthusiasm for democratic politics it is because throughout the 30 years I was an official myself, from 1951 to 1981, 'democracy' was a dirty word. Officials were convinced that the introduction of democratic politics into Hong Kong would be the quickest and surest way to ruin Hong Kong's economy and create social and political instability."

Hong Kong's Democratic Aspirations Not a Threat to China

Chris Patten | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Chris Patten

Eventually, Hong Kong's people will get what they want, despite China's objections; freedom invariably wins in the end. But China's rulers would take a giant step forward by recognizing that such aspirations are not a threat to the country's well-being. For now, however, China, a great country and a growing power, is handling its economic affairs with more sophistication and a surer touch than it is addressing its political challenges.

Wake Up, Beijing -- It's Hong Kong Calling

David Millar | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
David Millar

If Occupy Central can generate enough unity among the people and Hong Kong politicians -- and remain peaceful -- it may actually force Beijing's hand and bring about real change.

Jackie Chan At Center Of China-Hong Kong Tensions

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China's top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing's growing "soft power"...

What Hong Kong, Where Hong Kong?

Amy Wu | Posted 10.28.2012 | World
Amy Wu

"How do you like living in China?" a friend asks. "You mean Hong Kong," I say. After correcting her a few times I stop. "What's the difference?" she asks. And that is exactly the problem that Hong Kong faces.

Hong Kong To Slam Door On Pregnant Mainland Chinese Mothers

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG, April 17 (Reuters) - Hong Kong may bar mainland Chinese mothers from giving birth in public hospitals next y...