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  1. Referendum call unites democrats

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the idea, including conducting a 'civil referendum', he said. 'We will not give up. We hope to give the public other channels to express their views on constitutional reform,' ... told the Chinese-language newspaper Beijing's decision not to grant Hong Kong the autonomy and rights guaranteed by the Basic Law would send a negative message to Taiwan. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476093/referendum-call-unites-democrats
  2. Posters and T-shirts mark the big day

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Decoration work for the rally's main stage in Victoria Park is well under way. All the activities are supported by the Civil Human Rights Front, which is financed entirely by public donations. ... '08', 'Return power to the people', 'Protect freedom of speech' and 'Fighting for democracy'. The rights group has set a dress code of white for this year's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460551/posters-and-t-shirts-mark-big-day
  3. Support for universal suffrage drops again

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Public support for the introduction of universal suffrage in 2007 has dropped by almost a third since the July 1 demonstrations last year, a survey has found. Despite a significant drop from 81.6 per cent in July to 54.7 per cent last week, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456529/support-universal-suffrage-drops-again
  4. Legislator mulls more practical approach

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah says if the fight for universal suffrage is no further forward by next summer, he will change tack and adopt a more pragmatic stance. 'We have to be pragmatic. Otherwise, we will not make any progress,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475617/legislator-mulls-more-practical-approach
  5. Majority of young want free vote by 2007: survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung More than 76 per cent of young people support universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2007, though many believe Hong Kong is not yet mature enough for full democracy, a survey has found. Lawmakers' patriotism and their rel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466530/majority-young-want-free-vote-2007-survey
  6. DAB dilutes democracy stance- again

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Chairman shifts emphasis from 2012 to creating conducive conditions A pro-Beijing party yesterday further softened its stance on universal suffrage, saying it was more important to create conditions conducive to implementing it rather than pushin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464344/dab-dilutes-democracy-stance-again
  7. Liberty, not hypocrisy must underpin Freedom Tower

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the surrounding memorials will ring hollow unless the ideals are translated into action. The war on terrorism that followed September 11 has curtailed civil liberties within the US and created a fortress ... The twisted metal rising from its rooftop is meant to echo the shape of the torch atop the Statue of Liberty. Its height- 1776 feet- represents the year of America's independence. Government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462067/liberty-not-hypocrisy-must-underpin-freedom-tower
  8. Democracy group will snub 'fake' consultation

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... meeting, the Civil Human Rights Front decided not to organise any protests before the July 1 demonstration this year but will urge the public to join the Labour Day protest and other pro-democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453797/democracy-group-will-snub-fake-consultation
  9. July 1 team pick their slogans with care

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the organisers of last year's 500,000-strong event. But last year's chant of 'returning power to the people' may be adopted as a secondary slogan. The Civil Human Rights Front's ... would further anger the central government, saying Hong Kong people should have the right to express their views. The coalition has notified the police it expects about 100,000 to march on July ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446823/july-1-team-pick-their-slogans-care
  10. Definition of democracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to elected representatives'. Suffrage: 'The right or privilege of voting'. My vision of democracy in Hong Kong, therefore, is the universal application of suffrage to elect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450736/definition-democracy

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