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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 - MY TAKE

    How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour Benny Tai Yiu-ting teaches at HKU and I live next door in Pok Fu Lam. But, no, the associate law professor who plans ... enough, he admits he is not making it easy for anyone with his Occupy Central plan. All I knew about Tai was what I had read and seen on television. So I was expecting fire and brimstone, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central organisers set democracy 'D-Day'

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

    ... disobedience and referendums Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting The idea of a deliberation day is borrowed from Stanford University professor James Fishkin's book of the same title. It is a decision-making ... suffrage say. Each of the three "D-Days" would seek different discussion objectives, said Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an HKU law professor who proposed the Occupy Central plan. "We expect ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Occupy Central seeking support from women, workers after criticism

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 01:23pm by Tony Cheung

    ... to tell. Law academic Benny Tai Yiu-ting, another proponent of the movement, said he was not disappointed that public discussion about Occupy Central had cooled recently. “We cannot go too fast,” Tai said. “It’s just like cooking... sometimes you have to add some water and let it simmer.” ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Reject Occupy Central troublemakers

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

    ... not entitle Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting and his supporters to blackmail the majority of the Hong Kong community with their conditional plan of civil disobedience, which we can all ill-afford. We have all ... that freedom to the majority. Maybe Dr Tai needs to be reminded that we are not in full control of our destiny and that it does not take much to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Our leaders ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Activist puts out Occupy Central action plan

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Phila Siu

    ... election reform. University of Hong Kong associate law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting offered more details about his timetable for the plan at a street forum in Mong Kok yesterday. "I will meet the Alliance for True Democracy … I believe it will take some time to see whether we can reach consensus on the election reform proposal," Tai said after the forum. His remarks came as social ...




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