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  1. Reform row makes one a quitter, others bitter

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The looming vote for major political reform- the first in Hong Kong history- has split the pan-democratic camp, leading one lawmaker to apologise to voters, another to quit the party he helped form and others to trade personal attacks with fri ...

  2. Democrats still hope logjam can be broken

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Seeking to address a demand by pan-democrats, Qiao said universal suffrage in Hong Kong meant 'the equal right of election of all individuals', but he did not address the right to stand ... is 'equal right of election' for all individuals Discussions must continue in next 10 years, since there is no consensus Existing nomination rules cannot apply under universal suffrage Seats ...

  3. Reform paper flouts Basic Law, Law Society says

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it cannot see how the mere 'widening of the franchise' of functional constituencies can achieve conformity with principles of universal suffrage, as people will still be denied the right ...

  4. Time to put an end to corporate voting

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of functional constituencies with the goal the government says it wants to move closer to- universal and equal suffrage. In opposing a court challenge to corporate voting, the government rightly said ...

  5. Joint Declaration needed no say on suffrage, envoy says

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong as it is now, they would rightly feel that that was a very, very positive outcome.' Sir Richard Evans, the British ambassador in Beijing between 1984 and 1988, had no doubts ...

  6. Minister dismisses talk of Beijing intervention

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the National People's Congress interpret on the definition of universal suffrage. 'Regarding the future of functional constituencies, we should handle this right before 2020.' He ...

  7. Executive-led system is outdated: academic

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Preserving the concept of executive-led government is incompatible with the pursuit of universal suffrage, an academic believes. Li Pang-kwong, of Lingnan University, said: 'The executive-led system is the colonial system whereby Legco w ...

  8. Call to open up Election Committee

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Former solicitor-general says change is vital to prevent unrest A former top government lawyer has suggested widening the electoral base of the Election Committee which selects the third chief executive if universal suffrage is not introduced ...

  9. Tung must review universal suffrage without delay

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... demanded the enactment be deferred until after the Legislative Council is fully returned through universal suffrage. Rightly or wrongly, they argue the government would only listen to the voice ...

  10. United front

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE ONE YEAR AGO today, more than 500,000 people took to the streets under the blazing sun to protest against Article 23 legislation and the government's performance since the handover in 1997. Among the crowd were more than 2,000 teenagers ...




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