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  1. Fears for liberty bubble to the surface

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... boiling point. People must be constantly vigilant, they say, against any erosion of civil rights and liberties. If most people have not taken the warning seriously, it is because rights ... Chris Yeung Although human rights remain unscathed since the reversion of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, sceptics and cynics are adamant that people should not take anything ...

  2. Pan-democratic parties call for suffrage law

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Large political parties in the fractured pan-democratic camp have issued a unified demand for the government to introduce one-off legislation laying out a clear roadmap towards universal suffrage. The call comes despite an earlier split in ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... democratic elements in Hong Kong insist that their method is the right way and every other way is wrong. This is naive and does not reflect the actual situation in Hong Kong. As long as both moderate ... drivers could be at risk, the government is right to make changes to the legislation. Chan Ho-ming, Tsuen Wan Simple way to ease pollution Diesel is a known carcinogen, and can stunt brain ...

  4. A big step forward, but hard questions loom

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The die has been cast. The government's amended constitutional reform package pushes the elections in 2012 in a more democratic direction and moves our city forward towards universal suffrage. Yesterday's vote on the way the chief executive is e ...

  5. Only one sensible option left over vote

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At last, a breakthrough on democratic reform. Beijing appears to have approved a Democratic Party proposal to amend the government's plans. If so, this should be sufficient to secure enough votes from lawmakers to see the package passed. Common sense ...

  6. What would you ask Donald Tsang?

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Albert Wong, Tanna Chong During Thursday's unprecedented debate on political development, only six questions from the public will be picked out for discussion. If you were given the chance, what would you ask? South China Morning Post readers have be ...

  7. No sign pan-democrats will support proposals

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fung said. 'But I'm not going to give up hope right here and now.' Independent lawmaker for the social welfare sector Peter Cheung Kwok-che said he was confident that his ...

  8. Standing still betrays the cause of democracy

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The 'de facto referendum' is over without having achieved anything tangible in terms of bringing full democracy to Hong Kong earlier than scheduled. In fact, very strangely, pan-democrats generally don't seem all that anxious to ...

  9. Britain's watchful eye should look deeper

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... principle of the Joint Declaration has worked well and that the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Joint Declaration have been respected. Because Hong Kong's handover was so controversial, ... is significant since it marks the end of the first quarter of Hong Kong's 50-year life as a special administrative region. Thankfully, so far, its rights and freedoms continue to be protected. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on suffrage', December 30). In the case of 'universal suffrage' in the Basic Law, universal does not mean equal as well. That is why the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ... suggest he throws in the balance the baggage of autocracy and authoritarianism, from which Russia, China and Germany have suffered mightily in the last century. He is right that something nearer ...




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