Hong Kong 攬炒 — Burning Down the House

The Best China   Margaret Ng (吳靄儀, Ng Ngoi-yee) is a noted politician, barrister, writer and columnist. She was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1995-2012. She has previously featured in two essays by Lee Yee published in our virtual pages:
  •  ‘The End of Hong Kong’s Third Way’, China Heritage, 22 April 2020; and,
  • ‘The Road Not Taken by Margaret Ng 吳靄儀’, China Heritage, 24 April 2020
  • And, Ng was also one of the fifteen prominent democracy activists arrested on 18 April 2020 by the Hong Kong authorities for alleged illegal participation in the Anti-Extradition Bill protests of 2019.… Read

    1900 & 2020 — An Old Anxiety in a New Era

    Viral Alarm   It has become something of a commonplace for those in- and outside of the People’s Republic of China to dwell on the Xi Jinping ‘new age’ (2012-) as a momentous inflection point in the history of post-Mao China.… Read

    The Road Not Taken by Margaret Ng 吳靄儀

    The Best China   The following essay is part of ‘Hong Kong Apostasy’, a China Heritage series that takes as its focus the 2019-2020 Hong Kong Protest Movement. The protests remain, in essence, a rejection of the Official China of Xi Jinping, and his predecessors, as well as being a celebration of Other China, or The Best China, precious realm, both real and imagined, that has repeatedly been ignored, misunderstood and repressed by the Communist party-state.… Read