The Hong Kong Journal is a quarterly, online publication designed to provide thoughtful writing about political, economic and social issues relating to Hong Kong and its neighborhood. Foundation-financed, it is hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, and is freely available to anyone anywhere who has access to the Internet.
The journal has no political agenda or ideological mission; its goal is to publish original articles that analyze and explain important trends affecting Hong Kong, and to make them available to all those interested in developments there-including those who might influence national policies. The Hong Kong Journal welcomes opinion though not polemics, and does not seek unity of viewpoints. It welcomes contributions from a broad and diverse group of authors from the United States, Hong Kong, China and elsewhere. The goal is to have occasional contributions from many experts rather than many articles from a few.
The editor is Robert Keatley, a journalist who now resides in Washington and has lived three times in Hong Kong. During a long career with The Wall Street Journal, his assignments included serving as Asian bureau chief, diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal and editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe. More recently, he was editor of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper. In late 2005, he taught at the journalism department of Tsinghua University in Beijing.
The Hong Kong Journal relies on advice and guidance about potential authors and topics from a distinguished editorial advisory board. The five current members are: Donald M. Anderson, former U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and former president of the U.S.-China Business Council; Sheldon Ray, a Washington-based senior portfolio manager for Morgan Stanley and a former real estate investment advisor in Hong Kong; Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, a professor of history at Georgetown University of Foreign Service; Harry Harding, university professor at the George Washington University; and Christine Loh, chief executive of Civic-Exchange, the Hong Kong policy research institution.