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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central pioneer Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting sounds a dire warning

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 01:09pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... genuine universal suffrage, some residents might emigrate and others turn to a violent struggle for democracy, the man behind the Occupy Central civil disobedience plan warned yesterday. Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a University of Hong Kong law professor, said: "We still hope that at the end we do not need to occupy Central. But if the movement is oppressed, or universal suffrage ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Central issues of the Occupy Central movement

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by BENNY TAI

    ... election system for Hong Kong. Trust between Hong Kong people, the Hong Kong government and the central government can be rebuilt. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law ... Benny Tai sets out the seven main components of the Occupy Central movement, which, he hopes, can help create a fair and just election system for Hong Kong and thus rebuild trust ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Benny Tai Yiu-ting teaches at HKU and I live next door in Pok Fu Lam. But, no, the associate law professor who plans to hold up traffic in Central to press for democracy wanted to meet ... seemed to agree, but he was munching on his caesar salad so I couldn't hear very well. How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central organisers set democracy 'D-Day'

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... and start discussing the understanding of various components of the movement, such as non-violent protest, civil disobedience and referendums Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting The idea of a deliberation day ... objectives, said Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an HKU law professor who proposed the Occupy Central plan. "We expect the first deliberation day to set the agenda of the movement and start discussing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central plan 'won't frighten Beijing'

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... with Beijing," Chin said. [Occupy Central] lacks the power to frighten … Nor will it increase bargaining power in talks with Beijing Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate law professor, is the force behind ... suggested all lawmakers should be made ex-officio members of the future nominating committee and that an aspirant who gained a certain number nominations, say 20, should be allowed to run. Tai has ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy veteran: we'll never give up in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... People's Congress ruled out universal suffrage for 2007 and 2008. Among those academics were Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a University of Hong Kong law professor, and Chan Kin-man, a sociology professor ... system that will reconnect the government and the people." But he also warned the struggle would continue until Beijing met their demands. "Today we have moderates like Benny Tai coming ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Protest will anger Beijing

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Central movement. I consider that Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting has got things wrong in his strategy to try to bring about universal suffrage to elect the next chief executive in 2017. His proposed ... are unlikely to give in to threats and may well decide to punish the people of Hong Kong too, by postponing universal suffrage or introducing a form that is much less than ideal. Dr Tai should have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Occupy Central pioneer outlines its four-stage plan to achieve democracy

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND GARY CHEUNG

    ... Joshua But and Gary Cheung The mastermind of Occupy Central, Benny Tai, outlines the movement's four-stage scheme to achieve universal suffrage Academic's road map to democracy It's taken fewer than 100 days for Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting to go from low-profile academic at the University of Hong Kong to leading figure in one of the most radical and ambitious campaigns ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Focus on the 2017 nomination committee, academic Benny Tai says

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... candidates would be screened out, Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting said. "Very often, the [debate] on screening has focused on democratic procedures rather than the nomination committee," ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Benny Tai says it is more important to discuss nominating committee's formation than how candidates for chief executive will be picked Debate ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Reject Occupy Central troublemakers

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... simply due to objections from the mainland authorities, who will inevitably have the final word. This harsh reality does not entitle Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting and his supporters to blackmail ... as we do not "cross the line". We simply cannot afford to allow the abuse of freedom by the minority to deny that freedom to the majority. Maybe Dr Tai needs to be reminded that we ...




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