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  1. Tsang 'sorry' for Cultural Revolution gaffe

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen issued a personal apology yesterday for linking democracy with the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. 'I am very sorry that I made an inappropriate remark concerning the Cultural Revolution during a radio interview yesterday, and I wish to retract that remark. Hong Kong people treasure democracy and hope ...

  2. You need more history lessons, Mr Tsang

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and promotes social harmony. But his national education was far from complete- as he showed during an RTHK interview on Friday in which he likened the Cultural Revolution to an extreme form ... Hongkongers on July 1, 2003, to the Cultural Revolution. Well, when Mao Zedong launched the revolution in 1966, his intention was not to bring about democracy- it was to cripple the government. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Tsang's remarks spur history lesson appeal

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen's remarks linking democracy with the Cultural Revolution. 'When we learn that some people touch on the subject in such a way, we feel there is a greater and more urgent ... to the Cultural Revolution. When it went to the extreme, it was anarchic and society was unstable.' Mr Cheng said it was the duty of every Chinese to learn and understand the history of China. Asked ...

  5. Chief's comment has muddied reform waters

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's equating of democracy with the Cultural Revolution raises serious questions about his understanding of universal suffrage and commitment to political reform. ... the Cultural Revolution that ravaged the mainland more than 30 years ago was an extreme form of democracy. This, he said, was because people had taken power into their own hands. Mr Tsang, it seems, ...

  6. Democracy and other 'frivolous' issues

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's remarks about the Cultural Revolution being an extreme form of democracy were merely a slip of the tongue, some say. Others add that, since he has apologised, we should move on rather than dwell on the issue. But even though Mr Tsang now agrees that the Cultural Revolution was a bad example to cite, he obviously still ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Differences in political culture tripped up HKU

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by a lack of experience in working with mainland counterparts. There is an obvious gap between Hong Kong and the mainland when it comes to politics and culture, so we need to strike a balance when ... to the attending mainland official. In fact, if we look at the HKU controversy as an example of the hotly debated cultural conflict between Hong Kong and the mainland, it merely signifies the tip ...

  9. I speak from the heart, chief says of his democracy gaffe

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the Cultural Revolution and questioning the usefulness of democracy elsewhere, telling students he sometimes 'talked too fast or said too much' but that everything he said ... such as the Cultural Revolution. The comment drew criticism from across the political spectrum. 'I think Hong Kong people are very forgiving, if I humbly recognise my mistakes, ie: my inappropriate ...

  10. Lawmakers' quotes during motion of thanks debate

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Donald Tsang Yam-kuen linking democracy with the Cultural Revolution In every corner of the world, if an executive minister needs to perform his role effectively, but does not invite people who ...




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