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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Referendum versus white paper can only result in zero reform

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Michael Chugani

    ... vote, two bosses; what's a chief executive to do? Who will the chief executive be answerable to if, against the odds, we do reach a deal for one person, one vote in 2017- the voters ... elect the chief executive? Aren't they the boss? Isn't that what democracy is supposed to mean? What if the people who elected the chief executive don't like a directive from ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Democracy hopes hang by a thread. Who will blink first?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Michael Chugani

    ... nomination. That message was sent again yesterday, when many thousands joined the annual July 1 protest march. Someone has to blink first if we want universal suffrage starting in 2017 ... no deal. Anyone taking bets on whether Hong Kong will really end up with universal suffrage in 2017?   Some inconvenient facts about the new towns Have Hongkongers become so gullible that they can ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Dockers' strike is a struggle to restore the city's soul

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... be suckered into a stalemate in the battle for credible universal suffrage starting in 2017. It would give Beijing the perfect reason to renege on its promise.   Market-cooling measures finally biting ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - PUBLIC EYE

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... starting in 2017 will be real democracy? Leung doesn't know when to fight and when to fold Public Eye asked a week ago how long it would take C.Y. Leung to understand that national education ... and imaginative new leadership when Leung was elected. We haven't seen it yet. Please Carrie, save the tears ... and the Kleenex When the people told her they didn't love her any more she cried ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    'Media-silencing campaign' theory is a slippery slope

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... Hongkongers are smart enough to think that way too.   Our policymakers must have got their sums wrong Let's do the maths. By 2017, we will have 70 million visitors a year. By 2023, the number ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    It's time to get real about democracy in city

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... executives elected under universal suffrage starting in 2017 must love Hong Kong and China. What's so outrageous about that? Should we instead elect traitors as our leaders? You can argue that to be a patriot, you need only love the country, not the Communist Party. But get real - the Communist Party rules China. Go ahead, elect a chief executive who hates the Communist Party and see how far he ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Educational justice for ethnic students at last

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... votes in the next election if they approve a long-standing government request for funding to expand the rubbish dumps. That's why they have kowtowed to the "not in my backyard" ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Travel alert system permeated by politics

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:30am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Bullets flying through the air, killing and maiming. Mobs running amok, storming government buildings. Tens of thousands of violent protesters demanding the overthrow of the country's democratically elected prime minister. And how does our government respond to this bloodshed? It issues a red travel warning for Bangkok. That means Hongkongers should avoid non-essential ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Patriot games with no clear winners

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Xiaoyang to say- that a future chief executive elected through universal suffrage is free to undermine the central government in the name of democracy? When mainland leaders insist chief executives must be patriotic, it's clear that they don't want Hong Kong to elect a leader they fear could be a stooge of China's enemies. Does Hong Kong really want to be cornered ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Legislators can solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... known as the Mandatory Provident Fund, which was designed not for our retirement, but to fatten up banks and fund managers. So how has the MPF been allowed to last so long? Blame our elected ...




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