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  1. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Bauhinia Foundation in a quest for happiness

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in the spring, after Tung moves to a different role. Such rumours went quiet before the opening of the 18th party congress earlier this month, but were reignited after Vice-President Xi Jinping was formally anointed as the head of the Communist Party of China. A fresh rumour even suggested that the committee might open a new vice-chairmanship for Tsang while Tung stayed on. Either way would ...

  2. Dissident hopes to attend June 4 vigil

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Veteran mainland activist Ren Wanding, on his first visit to Hong Kong, says he would like to visit the city again for the candle-light vigil to mark the 18th anniversary of the crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement. The Tiananmen-era dissident said he would apply for a permit to visit again if invited to attend the vigil held each year on June 4. He arrived ...

  3. Speak out against irrational attacks

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... and not denigrate and defame them. As the 18th century French philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire said: 'I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.' ... attention on the city. Some people say we have become pawns in the Communist Party's power struggle, but that is something to be expected. After all, we are part of China, although some of us ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Democrat wins final Senate seat race in North Dakota

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters and Associated Press

    ... was spent on the nasty fight for Congress. All 435 House seats were also on the ballot, and Republicans retained control there, though Democrats made a few gains. With most races decided, the new ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee pulls controversial plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll reform

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 07:53pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... had "let them down". The dramatic U-turn by the founding chairman of the Democratic Party underlined the gap between Beijing and the pan-democrats on political reform. It was also ... as suggested by Qiao Xiaoyang, chairman of the National People's Congress Law Committee. The idea got a warm welcome from government loyalists. Tai Kung Pao, a pro-Beijing newspaper, said ...

  6. Politicians need the risk of losing

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The National People's Congress has locked the constitutional door against a rogue chief executive, adding to the locks dealing with Legco. Can we now get down to asking why our system ... complicated to manage. In a large state (China), even a one-party system can be intensely internally competitive. The quality of political and managerial skills required to get to the top are among ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats groom hopefuls ahead of 2016 Legco poll

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM, Tanna Chong

    ... Party, aiming to reclaim the seats it lost in last year's polls, has shortlisted eight potential candidates three years ahead of the next election. And it has adopted several measures ... candidates have also been appointed as the party's vice-spokesmen for different policies in order to make them more visible to the public. But party vice-chairman Lo Kin-hei, one of the eight ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Intrigue over Martin Lee's 'rash' plan for election reform

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... proposal. Some other Democrats were not convinced, however, and Lee himself blamed "psychological fatigue" for his actions. Lee, founding chairman of the Democratic Party, had suggested ... of the National People's Congress Law Committee. The proposal got a frosty response from other pan-democrats, and Lee retracted the plan on Thursday, apologising for his "rash decision". ...

  9. Brave new world

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... for the 18th anniversary of the crackdown, to commemorate the dead and express their hopes for democracy and improved human rights recognition by Beijing authorities. Once again the candle-light vigil ... to the future democratic movement.' Mr Lau said various political campaigns launched by the Communist Party in the lead-up to 1989 helped spur an atmosphere of discussion on the country's ...

  10. Allied parties fail to back NPC bid by moderate pan-democrat

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

    ... Eva Wu Moderate pan-democrat Frederick Fung Kin-kee yesterday formally entered the race for a seat in the National People's Congress, but failed to obtain any nominations from his allied parties- the Democratic Party and the Civic Party. The former chairman of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood submitted 19 nominations received from different ...




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