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  1. Communist Party should quit Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... issues,' he said. The Communist Party, of course, has been operating covertly in Hong Kong since before the proclamation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. A good case can be made ... of Social Democrats, again pressed Mr Tsang to disclose whether he was a member of the Communist Party, but they were ruled out of order and, of course, Mr Tsang again refused to answer. But he has ...

  2. 'Respect the reality' of communist rule

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

    ... Jimmy Cheung People in power in Hong Kong should respect the reality that China is under Communist Party rule, the chief secretary said yesterday. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's comment came ... by state media would not blunt people's aspirations for universal suffrage in 2007. Responding earlier to the criteria for patriotism laid down by Xinhua, Mr Tsang said the Communist Party ...

  3. Embarrassing relics

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In his dark suit, red tie and white shirt, Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao looked more like a conservative businessman than a communist revolutionary at the recent ... the Communist Party today features entrepreneurs, intellectuals and members of the cultural elite. The 2,235 delegates at the congress elected a new Central Committee of 204 full members and 167 ...

  4. The shadows

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of China, where the Communist Party is the undisputed ruler. Xu wrote that it would be 'unreasonable' for the ruling party to still be 'an underground party whose activities ... Christine Loh Why hasn't the Chinese Communist Party come out in Hong Kong? Probably because it would mean revealing too many things. Members most likely discussed how it might ...

  5. Ex-Communist raps Comrade C.Y.

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Chief executive contender Leung Chun-ying was a covert Communist Party member, a former party member claimed yesterday. But Leung's campaign office quickly called the accusation unfounded and reiterated that he has never been affiliated with any political party. A week before the city's top leadership race, the former Communist Party ...

  6. Is time right for faithful to speak out?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The precursor to the still secretive Hong Kong branch of the Chinese Communist Party, the Marxist Research Group, was set up by three young Hong Kong men in the then British colony in 1920. Ninety-one years later, many are calling for it to finally come out of the shadows. Veteran China-watcher Ching Cheong said the Communist Party should operate transparently ...

  7. Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalists: 1937-1997

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... mini-constitution and their call for a slower pace of democracy is often heeded by Beijing. Cindy Chu's new book, which studies the activities of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong from 1937 ... involved with Hong Kong's capitalists throughout the period during the 60 years before the handover. She points out that the Chinese Communist Party and Hong Kong capitalists have worked ...

  8. Behind the red badge of good intentions

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Cronus is the Greek Titan who devoured his own children. He must be the patron saint for communist- and indeed most revolutionary- parties, which inevitably purge, murder or destroy their best and brightest, leaving the criminal, ruthless and mediocre as bosses. That is why, though the party may carry an odious name, being an ex-communist or a surviving old ...

  9. Drop anti-communist baggage, democrats told

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A former adviser to Tung Chee-hwa has urged the pan-democratic camp to shed its anti-communist mentality and work with the government on mapping out a plan for the early ... with the Hong Kong government on how to lay the groundwork for universal suffrage, such as the enactment of a party law and tax reform to ensure even distribution of the tax burden after attainment ...

  10. Crackdown to fuel resentment, analysts say

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Authorities have stepped up censorship of the media and expelled petitioners from Beijing ahead of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress, but political analysts say ... for bypassing censorship. The People's Daily had said the party central committee's publicity department, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the State Press ...




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