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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:05pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping looks at how referendum on independence is being used to belittle Western governance Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press ... conflict. Many expect this example of democracy in action to put Beijing to shame, and they have waited in gleeful anticipation to see how the government media mouthpieces would make a fool ...

  2. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Democracy is not a decoration, Xi Jinping says in speech to CPPCC

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Xi points to democracy's role in speech to CPPCC President Xi Jinping said "democracy is not a decoration" yesterday as he delivered a speech ... Conference (CPPCC), Xi called for building a practical political system to embody "consultative democracy", one that included all levels of society. "Democracy is defined not only ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson life@scmp.com The Inner Enemies of Democracy by Tzvetan Todorov Polity 3 stars David Wilson During the early 20th century, French essayist Charles Péguy wrote: "There ... peace is neither religious extremism nor cross-border terrorism: the real threat is modern devotees of democracy, writes Todorov, whose concern for real human rights was shaped by growing up ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    From college activism to the democracy front line

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com From college activism to the democracy front line The young leader of the group which organises the annual July 1 democracy rally says his is a job that no one ... "Also, as an activist, especially fighting for democracy, you cannot just chant slogans. You must back your cause with theories." Student activism has been a strong force in the fight ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pro-democracy bankers urge Xi Jinping against Tiananmen-style crackdown on Occupy Central

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:20pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government refuses to grant permission to group allied with Occupy to start pro-democracy march in Victoria Park on October 1 Supporters of Occupy Central from the financial sector have urged President Xi Jinping not to allow a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong like the one that brought an end to 1989’s protest camp in Tiananmen Square, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Democracy and constitutional change the winner in Scottish vote

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Democracy wins in Scottish vote Scotland has truly spoken. A record turnout of nearly 85 per cent attests to that. However, although the vote against independence and the breaking up of the United Kingdom prevailed comfortably, it does not reflect the ultimate significance of a campaign that took a dramatic turn towards the end. It has already had profound ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:03pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says students boycotting classes in Hong Kong in support of democracy can benefit from the experience as it gives them the chance to learn outside the confines ... To begin with, they would learn to communicate concepts such as universal suffrage, representative democracy and constitutional freedoms to peers from diverse disciplines. Since not all students ...

  8. News - World - Ukraine crisis

    Russia is a 'threat to global democracy', Ukrainian president tells US Congress

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies in Simferpol and Washington Ukrainian leader addresses US Congress as Kiev officials say Russian troops are preparing attack Russia a threat to global democracy: Poroshenko Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday told the US Congress that Russia was a threat to global democracy, as officials in Kiev said Russia had deployed about 5,000 soldiers in eastern ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    China's ambassador to UK accuses Chris Patten of 'rank hypocrisy' about Hong Kong democracy

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com It is the “rankest hypocrisy” for people such as former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten to criticise China for failing to introduce democracy to Hong Kong, after the UK did nothing to encourage democracy in the territory during colonial rule. That’s according to Beijing’s ambassador in London, Liu Xiaoming, who has also said that Patten’s recent ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:42pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam criticises pan-democrats' pledge to veto political reform Actions of the minority are a threat to Hong Kong's stability Democracy ... Council. Their pledge is a clear reflection of "the tyranny of the minority". In a democracy, minority views are respected and those holding unpopular views must not be oppressed, ...




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