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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats groom hopefuls ahead of 2016 Legco poll

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM, Tanna Chong

    ... Party, aiming to reclaim the seats it lost in last year's polls, has shortlisted eight potential candidates three years ahead of the next election. And it has adopted several measures ... candidates have also been appointed as the party's vice-spokesmen for different policies in order to make them more visible to the public. But party vice-chairman Lo Kin-hei, one of the eight ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Disgraced Weiner to run for New York City mayor

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Disgraced Weiner to run for mayor of New York Former US congressman Anthony Weiner, whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago, has said in a YouTube video announcement that he is running for mayor of New ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Splits emerge within ranks of Anwar's party in Malaysia

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Kuala Lumpur While opposition leader disputes the results of Sunday's election, his deputy says let's move on Splits emerge within ranks of Anwar's party Less than a week after Malaysia's opposition led by the charismatic Anwar Ibrahim posted its best election performance yet, dissent has broken out within his People's Justice Party (PKR), ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    History has left Martin Lee behind

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE History has left Martin Lee behind I still remember midnight June 30, 1997. I was one of dozens of journalists waiting outside the old Legislative Council building when Martin Lee Chu-ming, the late Szeto Wah and their Democratic Party comrades raised their fists and vowed "We shall return". I had tears in my eyes then. These were men who ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Intrigue over Martin Lee's 'rash' plan for election reform

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... proposal. Some other Democrats were not convinced, however, and Lee himself blamed "psychological fatigue" for his actions. Lee, founding chairman of the Democratic Party, had suggested ... I don't think the central government will change because of this," he said. Cheng was a founding member of the Democratic Party but quit over its support for a controversial electoral package ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee pulls controversial plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll reform

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 07:53pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... had "let them down". The dramatic U-turn by the founding chairman of the Democratic Party underlined the gap between Beijing and the pan-democrats on political reform. It was also ... suffrage," he said. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said the lesson to be learned was that any idea should be discussed widely before being made public Tam Yiu-chung, chairman ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Occupy Central' blockade plan gets Democratic Party's support

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND COLLEEN LEE

    ... Joshua But and Colleen Lee Blockade plan gets Democrats' support A law professor's plan to get people to occupy the streets in Central to pressure Beijing into keeping its promise of universal suffrage for Hong Kong is "worth supporting", the Democratic Party says. The party is the first political group in the pro-democracy camp to formally study Dr Benny ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats' focus on democracy has let down Hongkongers

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... in livelihood problems but Democratic Party leader Emily Lau Wai-hing used her allotted time during a Legislative Council session with Leung to scold him for saying nothing about democracy in his policy ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Emily Lau: Democrats open to dialogue with Beijing on reform

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Chairwoman Emily Lau says party does not want a war with central government Democrats open to talks with Beijing The Democratic Party is open to dialogue ... representatives. Veteran lawmaker Lau, 60, who was last month elected as the first female leader of the 18-year-old party, said: "We are neither guerrillas nor terrorists who have to go into war. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 6, 2013

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Party is stuck in universal suffrage rut I refer to the report ("Democrats make Emily Lau leader", December 17). Emily Lau Wai-hing correctly identifies that her Democratic Party needs to rejuvenate. However the problem runs much deeper than just image and its ability to refocus on the younger generation and women. It has always been a one-dimensional party and the only ...




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