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  1. Vote-rigging cannot be tolerated in a fair society

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and pro-establishment camp. Many believe the pro-Beijing and pro-establishment parties, particularly the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, managed to trounce the opposition ... have made many question the results and suspect that they were manipulated. Elections must be fair, open and transparent. Since direct elections were introduced in the 1980s, Hong Kong has been ...

  2. Big society

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Hong Kong survived the constitutional reform saga last year, moving one firmer step towards universal suffrage, but the polity remains as divided as ever. Critics point ... a blame game in politics, which doesn't help solve problems. Facing worldwide economic fluctuations and the challenge of global competitiveness, the belief in the 'Hong Kong ...

  3. Law Society chief eyes run for Legco legal seat

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if Margaret opts to retire from Legco,' he said. Wong, who will take up leadership of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre next month, said he would make a decision by the end ... Gary Cheung Outgoing Law Society president Huen Wong is considering whether to contest the legal functional constituency in next year's Legislative Council election. Wong is seen ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... and finally to a chaotic and potentially revolutionary situation. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek is a professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong Civil society thrives, so longas it leaves ... internet contacts. At this stage, civil society on the mainland is fairly well developed. It can organise social campaigns of different scales; that is, it can say "no" to the government. ...

  5. Debate a healthy part of a free society

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College Thanks for your letter, Saturnia. The election was a first, very small step towards democracy. It is good to see the Hong Kong political scene livening up and embracing debate. It is important that a country gives its people a chance to voice their opinions and concerns. Hong Kong has many different ethnic and religious groups, and all of them have ...

  6. Noble origins of patriotic societies

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the Hong Kong gangs of today. They started out as secret, patriotic societies working to overthrow the alien Ch'ing dynasty and restore the native Chinese Ming dynasty. The name ... of 1911. After the Communist Party took power in 1949, a campaign was carried out to eliminate triad societies, but they flourished in Hong Kong and other overseas-Chinese communities. In 1993, ...

  7. Society formed to save harbour did not have political agenda

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for which our society was founded are to give Hong Kong a better environment and the people of Hong Kong a better quality of life through protection of the harbour. This is what the Hong Kong ... Kong's harbour is a political issue and people with such a political interest went to court to challenge the executive.' The statement is mistaken because saving Hong Kong's harbour has ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DEMOCRACY

    Will a democratic China harm Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 09:36am by Chang Ping

    ... a democratic China harm Hong Kong? Well, according to Dr Chin, democracy requires customs of morality, cultural dignity, civil society, rule of law and professional conduct, none of which China ... authoritarianism has had on society; but he fails to see that it harms the world order as well, especially neighbouring countries. All the troubles and anxiety China has brought Hong Kong have their roots ...

  9. A stable society needs a little bit of contention and controversy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If this were so, it would indeed also be true that there is no point in having two people contend against each other for the post of chief executive of Hong Kong. Their differences could only be ones ... with one unified voice. The best we can hope for is a majority voice and even this will be a slim majority most times. You could say that Beijing has discovered this about Hong Kong. It thought ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung tells forum that Hong Kong must unite to overcome obstacles

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... and education. Several asked Leung how he would mend rifts in society and end his integrity crisis. "Hong Kong needs to be united, in order to solve the problems that have arisen in society ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chanting slogans wont' solve anything, C.Y. says Hong Kong's problems need to be solved through uniting people and not by chanting slogans, ...




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