Two takes on Hong Kong.
The main article is an interesting view of the Chief Executive election from the NYT, the other is an explanation of why there are suddenly so many French people in our block.
First and main link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/world/asia/hong-kong-election-raises-fears-about-china.html. Second:
Many fear that a small circle of tycoons now runs top levels of government, and that the city's tradition of rule of law may be giving way to how business and politics are conducted in mainland China….