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World Views: Comparing Putin to Hitler will get you fired

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mention of “traitors to the nation” in a momentous speech announcing Crimea’s absorption into Russia is beginning to bear fruit. A professor ... Full story

Our Desk: A life of two cities

A recent news report I read keeps returning to my memory: A group of elderly Chinese parents queued at 4am every working day at the ... Full story

Insight | Fake sales: “Where does this money come from?”

Everyone can see that the pawnbrokers/jewelry stores are some of the largest businesses in town. There is, however, an interesting aspect to them: most of ... Full story

Kapok: Imperious engagement

Agreed, for society to engage with the state, the government, rules have to be prescribed and followed, and yet, engagement, on society’s part, is as ... Full story

East is Red: Han Dongfang’s Battle

Last Friday at Parenthèses, the one and only French bookshop in Hong Kong, Han Dongfang presented his book written in the language of Molière with ... Full story

Vox Parva: Joseph, Man of silence

Is silence a humble act? A sad piece of news was confirmed this week that, “The underground bishop of Shanghai, Joseph Fan Zhongliang 范忠良, has ... Full story

Our Desk: The Macau Syndrome

Most people have probably heard about Stockholm Syndrome. When you stay with your kidnappers long enough, you start to make a connection with them or ... Full story

Rear Window: Loud and clear

This time, the message from Beijing came in a way that Macau cannot take as a no on the roadmap to the SAR’s strategic development ... Full story

Bizcuits: Nothing’s better than more

One concern for Macau is the volume and type of rubbish thrown into apartment rubbish rooms, assembled in dumpsters and at times strewn on the ... Full story

HK Observer: To control or not to control: that is the question

While the debate isn’t over, both the government here, and some senior Beijing officials, have ruled out public, or party, nominations, as a means of ... Full story

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