There’s a boot on the neck of Thailand’s democracy

Thailand declared itself a democracy in March after nearly five years of military dictatorship. But as those who speak out face violence and threats, the government has a long way to go before it can call itself legitimate.

Can HK achieve democracy with Beijing backed candidate

Pro-democracy groups have expressed their dismay at the selection of Beijing’s candidate Carrie Lam. She talks the talk of unity and solidarity, but her walk bears more resemblance to strong-arm tactics and prosecution.