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  1. Alliance paper aims to help Beijing define universal suffrage

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Alliance for Universal Suffrage is finalising a position paper to help Beijing find an easier way to describe what sort of universal suffrage it hopes to see when full ... them will be the definition of what constitutes universal suffrage. Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, a core member of the alliance, said other points included whether functional ...

  2. Defiant pan-democrats declare alliance to push 'referendum' bid

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by its nature, must originate in a minority,' said Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, the Civic Party leader and spokeswoman for the new alliance between the two groups. 'Change, starts with us ...

  3. A distinguished figure in political and legal circles

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong John Swaine 1932-2012 John Swaine, QC, SC, one of the city's most senior barristers and a former Legislative Council president, died on Tuesday. He was 80. Swaine (pictured) had remained active in legal circles until his retirement last y ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Civic Party to join civil-disobedience plan 'Occupy Central'

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... is to unveil a platform next Thursday to unite for political reform. The Alliance for True Democracy will comprise all parties in the camp except People Power, which will decide later. City University ...

  5. Call on behalf of special-needs students

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Lawmakers and parents have again called for education to be provided for special-needs students beyond the age of 18. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, speaking for a parents' alliance on RTHK's City Forum, said the intellectually disabled were entitled to study until they reached 20, and demanded that students who came of age this year should be allowed to join ...

  6. Huge election triumph

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The pro-government camp emerged as the biggest winner in Sunday's district council elections, strengthening its prospects in next year's Legislative Council poll. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong secured 136 seats, while its ally, the Federation of Trade Unions, walked away with 11. The parties together account for 35 per cent ...

  7. A victory on reform, but are there any real winners?

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... as a minority grouping with no hope of gaining majority support. Meanwhile, the long-suffering Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has yet again been sidelined, its support ...

  8. Pan-democrats to field 250 in 2011 district council polls

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prepare their potential candidates after the humiliating defeat in the 2007 elections. Their biggest opponent from the Beijing loyalist bloc, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  9. Motion on fund for old and poor defeated

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Lawmakers vote down a motion calling for the government to set aside part of its fiscal surplus, understood to be heading for HK$100 billion, to set up a fund to meet the needs of the aged and the poor. The motion, proposed by Civic Party lawmaker Mandy Tam Heung-man, was defeated by legislators from the Liberal Party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION

    Civic Party defends election strategy despite two big losses

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 04:15pm by Tony Cheung

    ... for them. So voters in New Territories West can be witnesses to her efforts.” Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), ...




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