Michael Davis on HK

About Michael Davis

A public radio interview on the personal story of Michael Davis

http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/1_2_3_show&d=2016-07-26&p=5979&e=370062&m=episode

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Professor Davis shares his views on the current Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1993469/rights-campaigner-bids-hong-kong-reluctant-farewell

BACKGROUND:

Davis article in Hastings International and Comparative Law Review (Davis Hastings 2015)

Davis speaks to  RTHK  The Pulse

November 21, 2014

http://podcast.rthk.hk/podcast/item_epi.php?pid=205

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China Policy Institute

December 1, 2014 Assessing the “Umbrella Movement” in Hong Kong

http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2014/12/01/assessing-the-umbrella-movement-in-hong-kong/

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E-International Relations

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

October 30, 2014

http://www.e-ir.info/2014/10/29/the-umbrella-movement-and-beijings-failure-to-respect-the-hong-kong-basic-law/

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DIRECT COMMENTARY AND REPORTS:

March 16, 2016

The rule of law needs more than lip service to survive in Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1925805/rule-law-needs-more-lip-service-survive-hong-kong

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Sep 18, 2015

Separation of powers is already a fact of life in Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1859296/separation-powers-already-fact-life-hong-kong

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January 21, 2015

Hong Kong’s right to resolve its own problems, provided by law, is lost on Leung Chun-ying

http://www.scmp.com/print/comment/insight-opinion/article/1682865/hong-kongs-right-resolve-its-own-problems-provided-law-lost

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January 13, 2015

TVB The Pearl Report on the rule of law and democratic reform

http://programme.tvb.com/news/pearlreport/episode/20150112/

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January 5, 2015

SCMP Plan to give voters a veto in Hong Kong elections ‘not truly democratic’

Professor Michael Davis says compromise plan touted by HKU colleague will not assuage concerns about a lack of real choice at 2017 election.
Giving Hongkongers a veto over all candidates for chief executive would not overcome a key concern of democracy campaigners, namely that hopefuls would be “screened out” on political grounds, a constitutional law expert warns.

http://www.scmp.com/print/news/hong-kong/article/1673951/plan-give-voters-veto-hong-kong-elections-not-truly-democratic

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SCMP Post Occupy, Will the government speak for Hong Kong people?

December 16, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1662934/post-occupy-will-government-speak-hong-kong-people

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SCMP Hong Kong government must face up to responsibilities on human rights

Dec. 2, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/print/news/hong-kong/article/1653389/hong-kong-government-must-face-responsibilities-human-rights

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SCMP Real threat to the rule of law lies in NPC’s reform ruling

Disobedient civilians pale in comparison to blatant violation of guarantees in Basic Law

Oct. 14, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615828/real-threat-rule-law-lies-npcs-reform-ruling

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Bloomberg, Studio Interview on situation when discussions cut off

October 10, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/hong-kong-protests-what-s-next-for-student-protesters-Q3oZxuC_Qh2wcSMF2DGQxg.html

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CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose

October 1, 2014

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/protests-grow-amid-celebrations-in-hong-kong/

CNN

Sep. 29, 2014 On sight interview early in Umbrella Movement

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2014/09/29/stevens-intv-davis-hk-goverment-response.cnn&iref=allsearch&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Fquery%3Dhong%2520kong%2520protest%26sortBy%3Ddate#/video/world/2014/09/29/stevens-intv-davis-hk-goverment-response.cnn

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NYT Room for Debate: Beijing’s Intolerance of Hong Kong’s Autonomy Is Problematic

Sep. 29, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/09/29/is-autonomy-possible-for-hong-kong/beijings-intolerance-of-hong-kongs-autonomy-is-problematic

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NYT, Who Will Stand Up for Hong Kong?

July 14, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/opinion/who-will-stand-up-for-hong-kong.html?ref=international&_r=0

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NYT Q. and A.: Michael C. Davis on the Battle Over Hong Kong’s Future

By CHRIS BUCKLEY June 19, 2014

http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/q-and-a-michael-c-davis-on-the-battle-over-hong-kongs-future/

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SCMP Talks between protesters and government must proceed on basis of trust

Michael C. Davis says despite the gap between protesters’ demands and the government’s stance, talks can still yield progress if people’s sincere desire for democracy is taken seriously

Thursday, 09 October, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612921/talks-between-protesters-and-government-must-proceed-basis

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SCMP Beijing has failed to honour its promise to Hong Kong

Michael Davis says the pan-democrats have every reason to reject any political reform proposal based on a Standing Committee decision that clearly violates the Basic Law

Wednesday, 03 September, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584488/beijing-has-failed-honour-its-promise-hong-kong

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SCMP Public opinion hijacked in CY Leung’s electoral reform report

Michael C. Davis says Leung’s report to the NPC gives ample evidence the government favours a non-democratic model of electoral reform

Wednesday, 16 July, 2014, 2:39pm

http://www.scmp.com/print/comment/article/1555348/public-opinion-hijacked-leungs-electoral-reform-report

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SCMP With white paper, Beijing may have achieved the opposite of what it wants

Michael C. Davis says not only does the white paper raise doubts about Beijing’s commitment to the rule of law, but its tough stance has also inflamed, not frightened, Hong Kong protesters

Monday, 16 June, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531714/white-paper-beijing-may-have-achieved-opposite-what-it-wants

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SCMP The middle way to electing the next chief executive

In an open letter to Carrie Lam, Michael Davis suggests a way for Hong Kong to elect the chief executive in 2017 that would conform to the Basic Law, as the government insists, while being consistent with international human rights standards

Monday, 24 March, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1456235/middle-way-electing-next-chief-executive

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SCMP Screening is not the way to ‘love China, love Hong Kong’

Inciting Beijing’s patrons to bar defenders of autonomy from office is in no one’s interests

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215483/screening-not-way-love-china-love-hong-kong

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SELECT NEWS STORY CONTRIBUTION:

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Washington Post

October 7, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/hong-kong-government-backs-out-of-talks-students-vow-new-protests/2014/10/09/db79d8fe-4fb6-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html

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Washington Post

October 16, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hong-kongs-leader-says-government-ready-to-talk-to-student-protesters/2014/10/16/ff42c3c9-b38e-4dee-9d61-70dde7e3971b_story.html

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Debate in Ming Pao: http://news2.mingpao.com/pns/戴大為(michael%20davis)﹕政改兩全試金石/web_tc/article/20140430/s00012/1398794990990

—-Davis Ming Pao CE

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