In recent years the supposed dignity of the chamber has been besmirched by various food-throwing incidents, specially the time the chosen weapon was bananas.
There is no panacea for these problems. The cultural and linguistic canyon that divides these young people from society in Hong Kong is a wide one and will not be easily bridged.
Hong Kong investors, meanwhile, have plenty of other domestic problems to worry about.
If the Mong Kok riot in February failed to convince us that mob politics has come to Hong Kong, the storming of Legislative Council on Nov 2 did.
The behavior of the two separatist lawmakers-elect has broken principles much cherished in Chinese culture — propriety, righteousness, integrity, and a sense of shame.
Hong Kong 2030+ is now open for everyone to look at; there will be many rounds of consultation exercises. But it will be more constructive if these critics focus on the real problems.
The flat inflation rate may weigh on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to further raise interest rates in the near future.
Despite the slide, stock analysts have remained confident in the longer-term price trend of insurance stocks.
Sixtus Leung and Yau should wait for the court’s decision if they have any respect for the rule of law.
Jon Lowe analyses the reaction of Western newspapers to the recent oath-taking incident in HK LegCo and says some are finally acknowledging the difference between ‘democracy activists’ and ‘pro-independence’ activists.