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  1. Democracy can lead to chaos: Tsang

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Albert Wong, Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung Chief cites Cultural Revolution Donald Tsang Yam-kuen drew fire from all points of the political compass yesterday after suggesting that democracy 'taken to its full swing' led to episodes such as the Cultural Revolution. Even government supporters and an executive councillor joined the fray after the chief executive's ...

  2. Slow start to 'jasmine revolution' in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong internet users started their own 'jasmine revolution' yesterday, but it got off to a sluggish start- with only about 20 people turning up to a rally in Wan Chai. Protesters, however, claimed the exercise was a success, saying they expected a turnout as small as four. The first jasmine revolution rally at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai saw ...

  3. Pollster wants end to 'false claims'

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Cultural Revolution-style criticism would do nothing for Hongkongers' sense of belonging, a pollster said yesterday, after a Beijing official claimed ... the leftist commentators who had weighed into the debate had no such status. 'Cultural Revolution-style criticisms- no matter who they're aimed at- cannot help to build a sense of belonging ...

  4. Critics round on 'outsider' tipped to run culture bureau

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Prominent figures in the cultural and creative industries have come out strongly against appointing as culture minister an outsider who has ... was Danny Yung Ning-tsun, a board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He helped chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying draft his culture platform during the election campaign. ...

  5. Ada Wong tipped as culture minister

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Olga Wong and Tony Cheung Arts critic Ada Wong Ying-kay is expected to take up the post of culture minister to lead a newly created bureau, the South China Morning Post has learned. The new culture bureau is to take over the duty of heritage conservation from the Development Bureau. Urban designers worry the change may defeat the current efficient mechanism ...

  6. Hong Kong's own black spot in history

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C.K. Lau The 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution was this week marked on the mainland with official silence and suppression of unofficial efforts to explore ... ago. Commentators were critical of Beijing's failure to teach the younger generation the cruel lessons of the Cultural Revolution. But as we berate Beijing, a good question to ask is what ...

  7. Culture sector unhappy about having no voice

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com The bundling of all 14 of the Election Committee's cultural sector votes in favour of Leung Chun-ying upset others in the sector who claim their views were not sought. Their discontent surfaced in an online petition that also calls for a change in the Legislative Council's functional constituency set-up, to split culture ...

  8. CE election race shows up our flawed political culture

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling, University of Hong Kong Public concern has been growing over the integrity of candidates in the race for the chief executive election. I am among those citizens who are increasingly unhappy about the entire election. What worries me most is t ...

  9. Hong Kong citizens should accept that China is moving in a positive direction

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with China, many Hongkongers still fear the Chinese Communist Party that is synonymous with the atrocities and brutality dating back to the Cultural Revolution. During the chief executive election ... be considered 'mainland stooges', a term used in the past by some Hongkongers. China's open-door policy has slowly changed the national attitude towards foreign culture. Despite strict ...

  10. Thrown to the wolves of public opinion

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wolves, the Hong Kong public. There have been grumbles about Cultural Revolution tactics being used against Leung and his officials. But it's useless for a political leader to complain if he ...




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