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  1. Pan-democrats just cannot see beyond universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their countries benefit from one person, one vote. They have learned to buy votes from the poorest of the poor. Some overseas workers rightly complain of discrimination here. Nevertheless, I have found ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    A bit of civil disobedience won't overturn firms' calculations

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:08am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Politicians claim Occupy Central will cause a business exodus, but the reality is very different Some civil disobedience will not alter firms' calculations Balderdash ... ruling parties claiming that businesses will take flight if the opposition wins an election; yet this rarely happens. Then we have the kind of bleating that's being aired right now in Hong ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Pan-democrats fear reinterpretation of 'universal suffrage'

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... further incorporates provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. ... are not going to get real universal suffrage'- the reaction would be unimaginable,' she said. Since principles of universal and equal suffrage were essentially a question of the rights of Hong ...

  6. Point of no return

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The progressive democratisation of Hong Kong's political system is the prerequisite for safeguarding the principles of 'one country, two systems' and 'Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong'. It is also the eventual politi ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Anson Chan blasts 'lack of team spirit'

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Problems in governance are inevitable because of a lack of team spirit and confusion about the relationship between political appointees and civil servants, former chief ... for a series of policy blunders. 'Basically, there are problems with the system of governance. First, there are severe ambiguities on the power and duties between political appointees and civil ...

  9. Beijing law expert backs trade seats in reform debate

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Implementing universal suffrage does not mean that functional constituencies have to be abolished, a leading mainland expert on Hong Kong affairs says. The Legislative Council's trade-based seats could be preserved when full democracy was ...

  10. We'll listen to talk about a road map, Tang says

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Eva Wu There is no road map and no commitment on any reforms beyond 2012, but the government has promised to gather views on possible models for universal suffrage during the public consultation and pass them to the next administration- a ...




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