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  1. For 2017, let's not forget the importance of being electable

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as they look ahead to the next election in 2017. What went wrong was that Tang turned out not to be acceptable to the people after all. Never mind that this was a small-circle election. To govern ... in planning for the 2017 chief executive election. No doubt Beijing's Plan A will be for Leung to have a successful first stint and earn re-election. But, bearing in mind the events of 2012, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997234/2017-lets-not-forget-importance-being-electable
  2. Beijing loyalists say no change before 2017

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... suffrage no sooner than 2017 for the chief executive and 2020 for Legco. The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association also wants Legco's functional constituencies to be retained, saying ... nominations from each of the four major sectors in an 800-member committee, before a two-stage public voting system as practised in presidential elections elsewhere. It proposed that universal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607810/beijing-loyalists-say-no-change-2017
  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. News - Hong Kong

    ‘Resist communism’ platform may antagonise Beijing, warns Fung

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 02:24pm by Stuart Lau

    ... and the central government. “If mutual distrust persists, there might not be real universal suffrage in 2017. A negative impact would be created,” said Fung, a member of the Association of Democracy and People’s Livelihood, who won a “super seat” in Sunday’s election. During electioneering for Sunday’s legislative election, the Civic Party emphasised its determination to “preserve Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1034884/%E2%80%98resist-communism%E2%80%99-platform-may-antagonise-beijing-warns-fung
  5. Now comes the hard work on elections

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing's decision to allow a timetable for universal suffrage is to be welcomed, even though most Hongkongers would prefer not to wait until 2017 to elect the chief ... constituencies in Legislative Council elections. But the immediate problem is not 2017 or 2020, but 2012. Elections to be held that year are crucial since they have to pave the way to universal suffrage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621336/now-comes-hard-work-elections
  6. Why Beijing must edge forward in 2012

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... suffrage will not apply in the next elections for the chief executive and Legislative Council members. However, it will say something positive about 2017: namely, that the chief executive may be elected by universal suffrage in that year. If the Standing Committee vetoed 2012 while remaining silent about 2017, it would trigger great anger and frustration in Hong Kong and make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620740/why-beijing-must-edge-forward-2012
  7. Tsang, democracy's dangling modifier

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... executive could be chosen by universal suffrage in 2017 and that the entire legislature could subsequently also be elected by universal suffrage. Tsang explained that this meant the entire ... the 2017 election will be dealt with by the next chief executive, and that the 2020 Legco election will be the responsibility of the chief executive to be elected in 2017. This is evidently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693161/tsang-democracys-dangling-modifier
  8. 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
  9. Only path to universal and equal suffrage

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Changes to the 2012 elections are supposed to pave the way towards universal suffrage in 2017 in accordance with the 'gradual and orderly' progress laid down in the Basic Law. ... will be introduced for the chief executive election in 2017 regardless of progress on changes for 2012. The assurance extends an olive branch to pan-democrats gearing up to oppose government proposals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697774/only-path-universal-and-equal-suffrage
  10. Stand and deliver

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... of democratic elections in 2017 for the chief executive and 2020 for the legislature. The tacticians in Beijing have made 2017 and 2020 the battleground but have not said how the battle should ... not going to happen anyway- then fight to the death for real democracy in 2017 and 2020, not the fake variety that could be thrust on us. This means fighting for an election system that has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622030/stand-and-deliver

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