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  1. Three generations of hopes and fears... Class of 2017

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Norma Connolly, Will Clem

    ... aged 15, at Fresh Fish Traders' School in Tai Kok Tsui. 'By 2017, I want to have a robot to do the housework for me. I hate doing housework. 'Hong Kong is already a very ... I want to be a government lawyer, to protect the interests of weakest members of society. We should definitely have full democracy by 2017. I am very much in favour of universal suffrage because ...

  2. 2017: blue-sky dreams

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for any updates. She saw that a senior official had ridiculed the suggestion that any Hong Kong resident should be eligible to stand as a candidate in the next chief executive election, provided he or she had no criminal record, had secured a minimum number of nominations from other residents and paid the deposit. Such an uncontrolled system could result in the election ...

  3. HK's democratic reform raised at talks

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they will move to elections both for the chief executive and the [legislative] council in Hong Kong over the next period of time,' Mr Brown said. Last month, the National People's Congress Standing Committee ruled out full elections in 2012, but allowed universal suffrage for the chief executive in 2017. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the date was 'a ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong could face a maid shortage by 2017

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Growing economies may see Indonesia and the Philippines urge citizens to pursue skilled jobs Fears of maid shortage by 2017 Domestic helper agencies in Hong Kong say there could be an acute shortage of maids by 2017 as the Indonesian and Philippines governments plan policies to discourage their citizens from doing such work overseas. Two factors ...

  5. Leung's policies

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Executive Council to head important consultative committees and statutory bodies; Reform the 2016 Legislative Council functional constituency elections and expand the electorate to enhance the representativeness of the members; and Forge public consensus to achieve universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legco election in 2020. ...

  6. EU worried by pace of democracy

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'the specific gradualism' in the National People's Congress' approach to democratisation in a December decision to allow universal suffrage to start from 2017. 'No substantive changes to the current system will be made before 2017' and the commission would continue to support 'not only gradual, but also significant progress'. A government ...

  7. Political party

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... are not enthusiastic enough. 'It's very important to understand more about the politics of other parts of the world so we can apply the lessons here, maybe during the 2017 election when Hong Kong ... A group of Hong Kong students will go to the US in November for the presidential election, writes Sara Yin Politics might not seem much of a spectator sport, but some young people from ...

  8. Much ado about better government

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... management-level staff in the insurance industry showed that 36 per cent wanted universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2012, 50 per cent in 2017 and 12 per cent after 2017. This is interesting for two reasons. First, only a small number want a delay beyond 2017; so these are not anti-democrats. Second, a large number were happy with 2017 which, I think, indicates pragmatism- ...

  9. Ex-chief secretary urges compromise on reforms

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If that happened, the prospect of electing a chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 could disappear, he said. The federation said the 800-member Election Committee that picks the chief executive ... the committee ruled out elections by universal suffrage in 2012 but said appropriate amendments could be made to electoral methods. Speaking after the release of the federation's latest report ...

  10. Beijing signals rethink on HK delegates

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... traditional 'united front' policy. Under the policy, it seeks to build a broad base of support from beyond the Communist Party in the run-up to 2017, when the city is due to elect its chief ... suffrage in 2017, there is a need to recruit more people such as intellectuals and professionals from sectors such as science and technology, health and the media.' He said the changes should ...




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