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  1. 2017 our real goal for reform, says Anson Chan

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and to pave the way for implementing universal suffrage for electing the chief executive in 2017 and the Legco in 2020,' the spokesman said. ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Legislative councillor and former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang called for Hong Kong to prepare for universal suffrage in 2017 and 2020 when she joined thousands ...

  2. Accept reality, prepare for 2017 and 2020, Tsang urges

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council election in 2020. But pan-democrats fighting for full democracy in 2012 were upset by the move, warning ... suffrage in 2017 and 2020. Speaking on an RTHK programme before yesterday's march for universal suffrage in 2012, Mr Tsang said he understood some people had been disappointed. But he said ...

  3. Don't bank on universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When Beijing gave its consent last year to electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017, it was greeted with doubt and bewilderment within both the pan-democratic ... ratings in the first term, before going in to contest the democratic election in 2017. Such guess work may seem far-fetched, given that a week is a long time in politics. It is unclear whether Mr ...

  4. Beijing loyalists told to prepare for 2017 poll

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Shenzhen A senior NPC official has urged Beijing loyalists to explore ways to amend Hong Kong's electoral methods for the 2012 elections in preparation for universal suffrage in 2017 and 2020. Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary general of the National People's Congress, yesterday encouraged the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress ...

  5. Howe hails 'fulfilment day' in 2017

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... day,' Lord Howe said. He said that the decision by the National People's Congress to open up the possibility of universal suffrage in 2017 for the chief executive election was a liberal act ... Ambrose Leung in Birmingham However disappointing, 2017 represents 'fulfilment day' in the quest to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong, former British foreign secretary Lord ...

  6. Task group discusses ways of electing chief executive in 2012

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... democracy in 2017. 'If the 2017 election is authentic universal suffrage- chief executive candidates are not filtered out- I do not mind changes in 2012.' ... Members discussed the method of forming the Election Committee that will select the chief executive. 'The composition of the Election Committee in 2012 will hopefully transform ...

  7. Functional polls may be here to stay

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When China's top legislature gave the green light in December to universal suffrage for the chief executive and Legislative Council elections, by 2017 and 2020 ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen hinted that functional constituency elections could be preserved- following modifications to electoral methods- after a system of universal suffrage is in place. He told ...

  8. Anson Chan won't seek re-election to Legco

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Anson Chan Fang On-sang announced yesterday she would not stand for re-election in the next Legislative Council polls on September 7. While putting an end to an eight-month stint in Legco, she pledged to canvass votes for pan-democratic candidates and to help groom young aspirants for universal suffrage elections in 2017 and 2020. 'It's a very ...

  9. Compromise is the way forward for the pan-democratic camp

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now the National People's Congress Standing Committee has given its permission for the direct election of the chief executive in 2017 and the legislature thereafter (the earliest ... in discussions over a compromise for the 2012 elections. As the Standing Committee has already given the go-ahead to 'one man, one vote' for the election of the chief executive in 2017 ...

  10. DAB challenged to commit to poll reform details

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for elections in 2017 and 2020. Speaking after a meeting with allies, Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said the camp was considering amending a motion to be moved by the Democratic Alliance ... Beijing loyalists to commit to details on universal suffrage proposals, rather than 'vague ideals'. This would include a fully open election for chief executive in 2017 and axing ...




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