Suzanne Pepper

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Suzanne Pepper is a Hong Kong-based American writer with a long-standing interest in Chinese politics. She is the author of: Keeping Democracy at Bay: Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform. She blogs at http://chinaelectionsblog.net/hkfocus/.

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2016/08/10 | Suzanne Pepper

ANALYSIS: Spotlight on Hong Kong Independence

'Now that the independence argument is being so clearly articulated in Hong Kong, Beijing can’t pretend anymore that it doesn’t understand what people here are talking about.'

2016/08/04 | Suzanne Pepper

ANALYSIS: Political Vetting in the Hong Kong Election

The principle of official political vetting has now been applied in Hong Kong over the issue of independence.

2016/07/25 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong's Loyalty Oath: Gambling Again on Ambiguity

As if they hadn’t created enough trouble for themselves in Hong Kong, Beijing leaders seem to be banking again on the dubious benefits of ambiguity.

2016/07/12 | Suzanne Pepper

Beijing Pushes Back: A Referendum on 8.31?

The electoral reform project in Hong Kong will be revived...with the same Beijing-mandated framework, the same arguments, and the same official players. Only the action plan will be different.

2016/06/28 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong’s High Stakes Election: New Candidates, Old Temptations

Facing a well-organized pro-Beijing adversary who never runs for any reason other than to win, Hong Kong’s new political candidates look set to make the same mistakes as their predecessors from the pro-democracy movement.

2016/06/20 | Suzanne Pepper

New Ideas, New Names, Old Temptations in Hong Kong

Winning seats on the Legislative Council in September seems less important than articulating the new post-Occupy political ideas, deciding what names to call them, and defining the political demands that should follow.