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  1. Debate needed on exit-polls strategy

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In a free and pluralistic society like Hong Kong's, a debate about whether there is a need to regulate election-related opinion polls should not raise eyebrows. But when the call ... a serious debate. Unfortunately, Hao's suggestion raised concerns about whether he was voicing the central government's position. It also stirred fears that the liaison office ...

  2. Historical context may clarify reform debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... improperly assuming functions that should have been discharged by the Hong Kong administration. The report describes the debate over functional constituencies. Again, however, London does not take ...

  3. Debate significant but irrelevant in big picture

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen took everyone by surprise when he announced he would debate constitutional reform with Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee live on television. Not so surprising, perhaps, was that Eu, a trained advocate and experienced politician, put in the more polished performance. The significance of the debate, however, is that it took place ...

  4. Resignations a chance for sensible debate

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the proposals. The debate has largely been drowned out by controversy over the resignation plan by pan-democrat lawmakers, which will involve them re-contesting their seats at by-elections ... for the community to have a sensible debate about the government's proposals and the preferred way forward. Sadly, there is a likelihood that the by-election campaigns will descend into political ...

  5. Prison vote debate unlocks deeper issues

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the relevant arrangements elsewhere in the world stem from historical and cultural factors. These have been the subject of fresh debate amid the growing sense of respect for human rights ... against prisoners, it is not surprising that the government has raised the issue for public debate. The consultation period ends on March 23. So far, there are no indications of what the community ...

  6. Public interest to take centre stage in legal-sector debates

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the first of a series on the functional constituencies in the Legislative Council election, Albert Wong looks at the legal sector A string of debating forums begins tomorrow ... on a dead point,' he said. However, constitutional reform is likely to be one of the key topics for the two lawyers during the debates. Ms Ng said international principles of universal suffrage ...

  7. Public debate sought on exit poll fairness

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A Hong Kong pollster has called on the public to show 'progressive thinking' and discuss whether the results of exit polls should be released while voting is under way. University of Hong Kong pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu questione ...

  8. UK minister refuses to be drawn into debate on suffrage with pan-democrats

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong British Foreign Secretary David Miliband yesterday disappointed pan-democrats who bemoaned a missed opportunity when he refused to publicly define universal suffrage. Pan-democrats are concerned that despite Beijing's apparent promise to ...

  9. A fair debate is needed for 2012 option

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the case for universal suffrage in 2012 has not been given a fair hearing. The current political debate will prove to be a test of Hong Kong people and their confidence in their own readiness ...

  10. The universal suffrage debate

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Last Thursday, a group of Form Six students from SKH Holy Trinity Church Secondary School debated the motion 'Universal suffrage is not necessarily in the best interest ... Ming-ho, the first speaker for the opposition, said: 'Voting for the chief executive [serves as] a platform for us to express our opinions.' The opposition team won the debate with 1,811 ...




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