“To take the branch for the root” is one of those wonderful Chinese idioms that don’t translate quite well, but are applicable to many situations. Used to describe things done contrary to logical order, this idiom can indeed be applied to Hong Kong.
The chief executive-elect’s 'I am Chinese' campaign won't work because it does not address the root cause of HK's problems.
Failure by the Trump administration to prevent a climate change lawsuit from going to trial shows that people can sue the government over their constitutional right to a healthy environment.
In order to keep our city’s economy on the up and up, we need to expand the tax base, not increase stamp duties.
There is no need for the type of politics that has betrayed working people and increased wealth inequality.
Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s tree-pruning operation that killed egret chicks is an illegal activity.
Although it is true that a “love of our homeland” can encourage collective action when facing challenges, it may not be a practical solution to the city’s many problems.
America taking a back seat on environmental issues isn’t the end of the world but rather a new dawn.
One marked difference that I have noticed between Hong Kong and the United States is the social atmosphere in public. In Hong Kong, people are generally much “colder”, in that they don’t often engage strangers in conversation, or show much emotion.
On May 24, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled that homosexual marriage will be recognised in the island. This made Taiwan the first Asian place to legalise homosexual or same-sex marriage.