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  1. DAB firm on 2017 democratic vote for chief

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong's largest political party has vowed to 'spare no effort' to fight for fully democratic chief executive elections in 2017 while hinting ... said his party was now taking a more proactive stance, since it had previously only expressed support for electing the chief executive by a one man, one vote system in 2017, rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612881/dab-firm-2017-democratic-vote-chief
  2. Reconciliation is key for 2017, says Legco chief

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Reconciling the pro-establishment and pan-democratic camps is necessary as universal suffrage looms in 2017,' said Tsang, a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ... 'had been preparing' for the race, as smear campaigns clouded election front runners Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying. Tsang declined to say if he would cast a blank vote on March ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995275/reconciliation-key-2017-says-legco-chief
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631817/beijing-loyalists-told-prepare-2017-poll
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621523/dab-challenged-commit-poll-reform-details
  5. Milestone poll on path to democracy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Political parties are also resorting to new electoral strategies in the hope of winning more seats. Not surprisingly, the election is set to be the most competitive yet. One of the highlights ... to be similar to the chief executive race in 2017- when a one-person one-vote system will be adopted- the experience gained will provide a reference for the democratic development ahead. The battles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008307/milestone-poll-path-democracy
  6. Report hailed as a big step forward in decade-long political debate

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of universal suffrage. 'I think the democrats, who vetoed in 2005 the proposals for the 2007-08 elections, will face greater public pressure to compromise this time.' Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, chairwoman of the Savantas Policy Institute, also lauded the chief executive for recognising the public's demand. She said universal suffrage should be introduced in 2012, or no later than 2017 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619404/report-hailed-big-step-forward-decade-long-political-debate
  7. Trainer of new blood planning for growth

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

    ... grow to a force 50,000 to 100,000 strong by the time Hongkongers get to elect their chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017. The 49-year-old lawyer was widely tipped recently for a post ... DAB. His work focuses on nurturing new blood and internal party management. 'Universal suffrage needs 'fittings',' he said. 'I believe that when direct election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625990/trainer-new-blood-planning-growth
  8. 'Beijing is not playing favourites in HK top race'

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nominations and the March vote. 'Li said he hoped the [election] would be a fight with Queensbury rules, which would set an example for election of chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017,' Law said. Law said Leung's campaign office would launch a fund-raising drive at the community level after the Lunar New Year. Separately, Leung said he doubted that Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990599/beijing-not-playing-favourites-hk-top-race
  9. Shark attack

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu For a chief executive election widely expected to be a non-event, the past two weeks have certainly put us through disorienting political vertigo. But for all the dramatic ... In an anticlimax, we now have the original three candidates- two who are 'acceptable' to Beijing and one who is running merely to highlight the 'small-circle election'. So, have we come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994525/shark-attack
  10. Beijing from Mars, pan-dems from Venus

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... An example of the mutual incomprehension has been Beijing's last-minute 'interference' in the election of Leung Chun-ying as chief executive. Beijing must have thought it was keeping ... on the Election Committee were sticking with the scandal-plagued Henry Tang Ying-yen. Many people in Hong Kong did not see that as a favour, but as outright interference. Granted, the Election Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999728/beijing-mars-pan-dems-venus

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