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  1. Trade-based seats are still in transition, minister says

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transitional, as previously expressed. Ho cited a government report made in 1999 to the United Nations, under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Hong Kong, in which the government- dismissing ... to be a large step... but whether in your eyes this is a large or small step, it is nevertheless a step in the right direction towards universal suffrage.' He said accepting the package would ...

  2. Minister says no need to reaffirm UN vow

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Albert Ho Chun-yan asked why the government was not honouring its promise made in a 1999 report to the UN which outlined the situation under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Hong ...

  3. Reform: a time for concessions

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Lam

    ... Eric Lam King-fai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University We have seen this week how the British parliamentary election and the presidential election of the Philippines are run. But we are not blessed with the opportunity to choose our leader and half of our le ...

  4. Tang to unveil revised electoral proposals today

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen will today unveil the government's revised proposals for electoral changes in 2012. They won't look much different to those the administration proposed in November, though they ...

  5. Functional seats are not a pressing issue, says Henry Tang

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... suffrage that should be applied in Hong Kong. 'The definition of universal suffrage is very clear, as stated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,' he said. Britain ... they will be abolished or evolve, must comply with the principle of universal and equal suffrage. As we still have 11 years to go, there is no need right now to shout the slogan of scrapping functional ...

  6. 'Equal suffrage' does not apply to HK, minister says

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A reservation made by the British colonial government when it ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1976 still applies to the section ... on the government's stance, unionist Lee Cheuk-yan of the Confederation of Trade Unions said: 'Maria Tam Wai-chu was right: universal suffrage is defined by Beijing'. Tam is a member of the Basic ...

  7. Electoral reform plan must offer real progress

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Changes for the 2012 elections should pave the way for wider reforms leading to universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council elections in 2020. Beijing has ruled that this is possible, and it would reflect the wi ...

  8. League willing to compromise in push for reform

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Eva Wu The League of Social Democrats yesterday indicated that it was willing to compromise over constitutional reform, after the Civic Party announced a proposal which was close to the League's call for mass resignations designed t ...

  9. Pan-democrats float deal for 2012 as step to universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pan-democrats yesterday floated a new proposal for the government to consider in exchange for their participation in discussions on electoral reforms for 2012 that fall short of their stated goal of universal suffrage. Two pan-democrats call ...

  10. League may break with other pan-democrats

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The League of Social Democrats yesterday warned that it could be 'forced to sever' its relationship with other pan-democratic parties by the end of the year over the issue of constitutional reform. The radical group, which has three ...




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