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  1. Why Hong Kong needs democracy

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What has happened to Hong Kong as a result of Article 23 points to this fact: an undemocratic government will destabilise a society. The administration of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, ... the kind of crisis that could easily have led Hong Kong into repeating the Tiananmen Square tragedy and to a showdown that will eventually leave any government holding the short end of the stick. ...

  2. Ideological dream

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To some politicians and members of the media, the word 'democracy' means simply 'universal suffrage', as if one-person-one-vote will solve every problem. One Hong Kong ... seek to control the resources of the world. For me, democracy has always meant social justice, not an ideological dream. Yes, the Hong Kong government has made some mistakes. We have reason ...

  3. DAB 'needs clearer stance on democracy'

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... evasive in our support for democracy.' Mr Tsang, who is an executive councillor, said the new leadership of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong should come up with more definite proposals on how the goals of full democracy should be attained. The party's standing committee is to elect a new chairman tomorrow. His appeal came as a mainland expert on Hong Kong ...

  4. Show Hong Kong the way forward, Mr Wen

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The popular view holds that the closer economic partnership arrangement between the mainland and Hong Kong is the central government's 'big gift' to the city. Premier Wen ... degree of autonomy for Hong Kong. Even though his statement sounded all too familiar, Mr Wen hit the right note, as it marked the first time that an official of his stature from the nation's ...

  5. Pro-democracy lawmakers left 'empty-handed'

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... They criticise Tung Chee-hwa for failing to give them any concrete responses in their meeting A handful of pro-democracy lawmakers yesterday criticised Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa ... they had presented their own timetable for constitutional reform to Mr Tung, but he said only that there would be ample time for discussion on the topic, without elaboration. Pro-democracy ...

  6. Students fight for democracy

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... to vent their frustration over the same issues. Founder of the Hong Kong Secondary Students Concerning Article 23 Legislation Union, Ng Gene-bond, said the protest was also a fight for democracy ... was also influenced by the recent political turmoil. 'I was not interested in politics at all before,' he said. 'But the political incidents in Hong Kong taught me that I should ...

  7. 2,000 take part in rally for democracy ahead of poll

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... backing universal suffrage of the chief executive and the legislature in this month's district council elections. Waving light sticks and flags bearing names of some of the 258 pro-democracy candidates, more than 2,000 gathered next to the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui for the two-hour rally. Many of those present voiced hopes for future co-operation within the democracy camp, ...

  8. Democracy the rallying cry for district elections

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the popularity rating of pro-government parties such as the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong have slumped. 'With a shared platform, we hope the parties can build trust and step up ... Lobby group urges parties to unite behind demand for universal suffrage The pro-democracy camp is being urged to fight the forthcoming District Council elections with a united front ...

  9. Third rally to push for democracy

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong is gaining momentum after the July 1 mass protest and Wednesday's demonstration outside Legco, activists say. They are pushing for the revival ... It aims to revive the spirit of the 'Ko Shan' rallies first held in 1984 to fight for democracy in Hong Kong. Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, of the Democratic Development Network - an umbrella ...

  10. Gradual democracy right for HK: Wen

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... That will safeguard rights and freedoms, the premier says, while a minister pledges timetable for political change Hong Kong needed 'gradual development of democracy' to safeguard the rights and freedoms it enjoyed under the Basic Law, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. It is the first time a senior national leader has spoken of democracy in Hong Kong since the July ...




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