Date
25 June 2017

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
  • Carrie Lam and her cabinet are promising a new style of governance. But the fact is her government is dominated by sitting ministers and other top officials. Photo: HKEJ

    What to expect from Carrie Lam’s new cabinet

    - Jun 22, 2017 2:50pm
    On the backdrop of the press conference introducing incoming Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her cabinet were the words “Innovative”, “Interactive”, “Collaborative” and “We Care”, “We Listen”, “We Act”. It seems that Lam would like to...
  • Carrie Lam says Hong Kong people must develop a sense of being Chinese from an early age and that it is the government's job to nurture young people's national identity. Photo: HKEJ

    How Carrie Lam is dragging preschoolers into politics

    - Jun 21, 2017 1:01pm
    Many Hong Kong people hope incoming Chief Executive Carrie Lam will implement her policies from a Hong Kong perspective, rather than blindly follow Beijing’s orders. But regrettably Lam may be no different from her predecessor, Leung...
  • Zhou Nan stressed the need for national education to counter the "brainwashing" of generations of Hong Kong people by the British during the colonial era.  Photos: RTHK, Xinhua

    Does Beijing want to ‘counter-brainwash’ our schoolchildren?

    - Jun 20, 2017 12:36pm
    In the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty, several senior officials and prominent personalities from the mainland have spoken glowingly of Beijing’s efforts to make the territory a better place...
  • Carrie Lam's main focus is on tax reform, technology development, arts and culture in the run-up to her inauguration as Hong Kong chief executive on July 1. Photo: Reuters

    What Carrie Lam has in store for Hong Kong

    - Jun 15, 2017 2:19pm
    Carrie Lam is keeping a low profile on the political front as she prepares her government’s agenda with just two weeks left before she takes office. Lam’s focus is on tax reform, technology development, arts and...
  • Hong Kong politicians and activists join Taiwan lawmakers at the launch of the democracy alliance (inset). CY Leung raised the notion of Hong Kong independence in 2015 without providing evidence. Photo: CNSA, Facebook/chanchichuen

    For Hong Kong lawmakers, no Taiwan friends, please

    - Jun 14, 2017 12:38pm
    Does Hong Kong still enjoy freedom of expression, or more to the point, is it free to make friends in Taiwan? There could be no definite answer after Beijing criticized a group of Hong Kong lawmakers...
  • Huang Kuo-chang (fourth from right) heads the new alliance to support calls for democracy in Hong Kong. Photo: Facebook/Raymond Chan

    Can Hong Kong rely on Taiwan to help it fight for democracy?

    - Jun 13, 2017 3:21pm
    Many Hong Kong people admire the culture and democratic political system of Taiwan but would they also accept Taiwan politicians voicing out support for Hong Kong democracy? On Monday, about 20 Taiwan lawmakers formed an alliance...
  • After withdrawing from the Premier League, South China said it will play in the First Division and pour resources into its youth team. Photo: Facebook/South China Football Team

    How the govt can lead in rebuilding Hong Kong football

    - Jun 8, 2017 12:48pm
    While Hong Kong football fans were busy trying to buy tickets to the upcoming Premier League Asia Trophy, Hong Kong’s oldest professional football team, South China Athletic Association, decided to leave the city’s top-tier premier league...
  • It is quite clear that Beijing and Hong Kong authorities are trying to find a way to reach out to young people -- but in a wrong way. Photo:CNSA

    Beijing playing the nationalist card and doing it wrong

    - Jun 7, 2017 12:37pm
    Most Hong Kong people are ethnic Chinese. They are are not ashamed to be Chinese but it doesn’t mean they recognize their national identity — that of being citizens of the People’s Republic of China. When...
  • The Basic Law is a document that should be taught by qualified legal experts, rather than by school teachers who have no professional legal training. Photos: HKEJ, Wikipedia

    Why Beijing wants the Basic Law to be taught in schools

    - Jun 6, 2017 4:38pm
    On Sunday more than 110,000 people attended the annual vigil at Victoria Park to remember the victims of the bloody crackdown on the student-led democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989. They were still demanding an...
  • Hong Kong citizens, especially the younger generation, appear to be losing their passion in remembering the June 4, 1989 event. Photo: HKEJ

    Should Hong Kong people just forget about June 4?

    - Jun 1, 2017 3:11pm
    This Sunday, thousands of people are expected to gather at Victoria Park to remember the bloody crackdown on students at Tiananmen Square 28 years ago. Over the past few years, however, the number of people attending...
  • Carrie Lam has a stable public approval rating in the run-up to July 1 when she officially assumes office. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Carrie Lam is keeping a low profile

    - May 31, 2017 12:42pm
    In just a month’s time, Carrie Lam will assume the helm as Hong Kong chief executive, but it is quite strange that she has been keeping a low profile in the past few weeks except to...
  • Zhang Dejiang (inset) stressed that all powers and authority in the Hong Kong SAR come from the central authorities. Photos: HKEJ, CNSA

    Time to say goodbye to One Country, Two Systems

    - May 29, 2017 2:06pm
    As pro-Beijing politicians prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the central government has sent one important message: Our beloved city has no core values other than...
  • Construction site of the West Kowloon Station that will serve a cross-border rail service. Proposed joint checkpoints, which will see Chinese border control officials operating in Hong Kong, are causing concern among locals. Photo: HKEJ

    Why concerns about ‘co-location’ for rail link are intensifying

    - May 25, 2017 2:56pm
    With a little over a year to go for scheduled completion of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou high-speed rail link, authorities are yet to make a formal announcement on the specifics of the border control arrangements that will be...
  • Uber offers a healthy competition to the local taxi industry, which needs to improve its service. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong won’t give green light to Uber

    - May 24, 2017 12:15pm
    It’s quite ridiculous that Hong Kong, which takes pride in calling itself Asia’s World City, has shown no tolerance for Uber, a ride-hailing service that employs the wonders of technology for the convenience of urban commuters....
  • Pan-democratic lawmakers gather in support of Kenneth Leung and announce a plan to impeach CY Leung (inset). Photos: HKEJ, CNSA

    Why the UGL Legco probe matters

    - May 23, 2017 2:31pm
    In the US, President Donald Trump loves to send tweets to announce his latest policies and give his opinions on current affairs. In Hong Kong, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying uses his blog to defend himself against...
  • The Communist Youth League wants to invite more young people from Hong Kong to visit the mainland and join its cultural programs. Photo: Sina.com

    Communist Party’s aggressive plan to win over HK youth

    - May 18, 2017 3:34pm
    The Communist Party of China wants to put more attention and commit more resources to its goal of attracting youngsters in Hong Kong to counter the growing clamor for self-determination among the city’s youth. But although...
  • Holden Chow insists he has done nothing wrong but the evidence shows otherwise. Changes to the document (inset) were made at Leung's suggestion. Photo: tvb.com, rthk

    How ‘documentgate’ adds to rotten HK governance

    - May 17, 2017 2:59pm
    There’s do doubt that governance in Hong Kong has deteriorated since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago. The government has failed to address the public needs in terms of people’s livelihood...
  • A document (inset, top) submitted by Holden Chow to the Legco secretariat incorporated several changes made by "CEO-CE" (red arrow), suggesting the involvement of CY leung (inset, bottom). Photos: HKEJ, RTHK

    Why Holden Chow must step down from Legco probe panel on Leung

    - May 16, 2017 3:16pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who will demit office in less than two months, has found himself in yet another controversy. This time, he is being accused of acting in concert with a pro-establishment lawmaker and trying...
  • Zhang Dejiang (third from right) poses for a picture with Macau's top leader Fernando Chui (extreme right) and other officials during a trip to the special administrative region this week. Photo: Xinhua

    Decoding Beijing’s fresh words of praise for Macau

    - May 11, 2017 3:47pm
    With less than two months to go before Hong Kong marks the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, Beijing is stepping up the propaganda game on nationalism and patriotism. As part of these efforts,...
  • Independent artists find it hard to secure necessary permits to perform in nontraditional venues such as industrial buildings. Photo: Facebook/Hidden Agenda

    How not to make Hong Kong a cultural hub in the region

    - May 10, 2017 2:39pm
    Hong Kong once again came under the spotlight of international media after local police and immigration officers arrested British rock band TTNG and American musician Mylets for not securing work visas to perform in the city...

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