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必也正名乎?

二月 18, 2014 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野, 生活隨想

讀到友人在臉書留言,大意是倘若稱粵語為方言並無貶義,那言中國大陸爲「支那」有何不可?
千百年來,羅剎國(俄羅斯之古稱)以至東歐各斯拉夫民族和中西亞各國,均稱中國爲「契丹Kitai/Katay」,即突厥語系之khitai,或拉丁語之cathay,剛…

普羅與精英之間:馬來西亞補選的啟示

二月 14, 2014 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

辭職補選再度成為城中熱話。相隔二千五百公里,馬來西亞雪蘭莪州議會的加影選區,因有議員辭職而需要補選,雖原因各異,亦道出當地民主化進程所面對的問題。
觸發「加影補選」的是在野陣營「人民聯盟」(Pakatan Rakyat,簡稱「民聯」),…

閒言膠語

二月 13, 2014 By: 栢齊 Category: 生活隨想

時下「右膠」和「左膠」論爭,引用各式社會科學理論,讓文化沙漠裡的城邦綠洲,增添幾分人文氣息。
筆者才疏學淺,對那些艱深詞彙,似懂非懂,總覺得立場迴異的觀點,跟國際關係的各大學派,有幾分相似:
「右膠」總講「人就係咁㗎…

國際級「計劃單列」:面子何價?

十月 14, 2013 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

一個國際組織舉行年會,兩個成員首腦之間的會面,引發激烈的禮儀之辨,從相對位置和談話內容,以至坐姿、神情和拍攝角度等,無不仔細審視,活像一班影評家,對戲劇裡的角色評頭品足,政客如戲子,果真不錯。那何謂對等?何以矮化

From Russia with Love: The Role of Hong Kong in Resurrection of Orthodoxy in Mainland China

五月 19, 2013 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(Author’s remarks: The Patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Kirill paid historic visit to China in early May 2013 and was warmly received by the new Chinese President Xi Jinping.  According to official source, the purpose of this visit is to promote Orthodox faith on Chinese soil that is regarded by some as Russia’s attempt to demonstrating its soft power in surro…

Online Commentaries of Southeast Asian Chinese Communities on the 2012 Myanmar By-Election

一月 31, 2013 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(Source: Inner Senses…)
The recent political development of Myanmar is mythical. When the junta handed over power to the nominally elected civilian government under President Thein Sein in early 2011, almost no one would query the continued adoption of the junta’s conservative policy line by the presidency. However, the ex-general surprised everyone by putting forward a nu

撒哈拉隱形國度(兼與臺灣比較)

十二月 15, 2012 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(source: Inner Senses 栢齊的異度空間)
巴勒斯坦成功申請成為聯合國「非會員國觀察員」(Non-member State Observer),對一眾獨立實體的持續外交努力,起著鼓舞作用。由於成為聯合國非會員國觀察員只須聯合國大會以簡單多數通過,繼巴勒斯坦以後,最有…

聖誕隨想

十二月 09, 2012 By: 栢齊 Category: 生活隨想

(source: Inner Senses 栢齊的異度空間…)
基督降臨世上,帶領使徒以四海為家,傳福音,行公義,所到之處,即是「教會」。其後,信眾們因對教義理解之分歧,演變成公教、正教、新教諸流派及其分支,歷經二千年。今之教會,作為信眾歌頌讚美上主

Hong Kong’s network of external representation 香港對外代表網絡

十一月 25, 2012 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(source: Inner Senses 栢齊的異度空間…)
Despite the fact that Hong Kong is a sub-national entity, the city has been maintaining an extensive network of economic and trade offices for representation in international organizations that Hong Kong serves as a member or observer, promoting relations with provinces in China and countries in the world, as well as providing as

China’s Maritime Territorial Disputes: Origin, Application and Evaluation of the ‘Joint Development’ Formula

十月 22, 2012 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(source: Inner Senses 栢齊的異度空間…)
Territorial dispute has always been a major aspect of inter-state relations, especially for states bordering multiple neighbours.  With a land boundary of 22,117 km which claims to be the longest in the world, China borders 14 countries on land and has overlapping maritime claims in respect of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and c