The news of Hong Kong Police using tear gas to disperse crowds aimed at occupying government buildings and public spaces to protest against Beijing rules on how Hong Kong residents vote for its next leaders are plastered on the first page of all the major news site today. The Wall Street Journal, for example, has this story. HONG KONG—In the harshest response against … [Read more...] about What is Your Take on Hong Kong Police Breaking Up Protesters Occupying Government Buildings and Public Spaces?
By the now, the results are in. Scotland has just rejected secession from U.K. in a historic referendum. There have been impassioned" pleas on both sides, but through it all, Scotland will remain a part of the U.K. If mainstream media is to be trusted, a big sigh of relief is heard around the world. Personally I have no feeling one way or another although I will admit, … [Read more...] about The Scotland Referendum and What it might teach us about Democracy
Much touted lately is the "civil referendum" conducted in HK, which resulted in nearly 800,000 votes cast. It makes good headline news among the choir of anti-China media, but in detail, the number breaks down into farce in extreme details: … [Read more...] about HK’s “civil referendum”, a giant farce in details