Democracy in Hong Kong? Only Over Beijing’s Dead Body

Democracy in Hong Kong? Only Over Beijing’s Dead Body — But Hopefully Not Over The Demonstrators’ Bodies. Hong Kong is part of China, but enjoys a charmed existence.  Administered separately from the rest of the People’s Republic of China, the territory respects civil liberties while hosting the world’s freest economy.  But democratic Hong Kong is not. Demonstrators are pressing Beijing to make good on its promise to Great Britain to provide what London never did while the territory Read more […]

Chinese Christians Show Neighborly Way to Resist Tyrants

From the Telegraph: Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the ‘Jerusalem of the East’ after Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze their place of worship. In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China’s officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to Read more […]