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  1. Hong Kong should be testing ground for democracy

    Posted Dec 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and policies they make are consistent with the country's long-term interest. From their point of view, China needs more time on democracy. But it is not the same for Hong Kong. The government ... were launched in different provinces, and then implemented nationally. According to this logic, if democracy is one of the final aims of the mainland's development, then Hong Kong should ...

  2. Extend democracy by restoring municipal councils

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief executive candidate Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, in his declaration speech on June 3, made commendable pledges, but he had little to say on enhancing democracy in Hong Kong, other than ... promise to reach out to all citizens of Hong Kong. Democracy could be enhanced by the restoration of the municipal council level of government, abolished by Tung Chee-hwa in 2000. There could ...

  3. What does democracy mean to you?

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am replying to A. L. Nanik's letter 'Get priorities right' (July 4) in particular, but also in general to a number of letters and articles about democracy in Hong Kong. A. ... do a blanket survey. Ask everyone in Hong Kong or at least every registered voter the following questions: 1. What does democracy mean to you? 2. What does universal suffrage mean to you? 3. ...

  4. Democracy camp 'fighting for 2012 deep in their heart'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... said yesterday. Chan Kin-man, an associate professor of sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said although the pro-democracy camp still advocated universal suffrage in 2007 ... acceptable to them has taken the helm... they don't think there's a need to [join the rally],' Professor Chan said. James Tang Tuck-hong, dean of the University of Hong Kong ...

  5. Greater democracy promotes stability, says new US envoy

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Ambrose Leung In the strongest support yet for universal suffrage in Hong Kong, new US consul-general James Cunningham yesterday warned that stability without democracy would be illusory. In his first public speech since his appointment last month, Mr Cunningham did not shy away from speaking out for Hong Kong's democracy and was adamant that universal ...

  6. Pro-democracy forces to map a new strategy

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... including the Civil Human Rights Front, Hong Kong Democratic Development Network and Power for Democracy- will hold a meeting after the holiday to discuss plans. Lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, ... Klaudia Lee The pro-democracy camp is expected to draw up a strategy after the Lunar New Year to press the government to speed up the pace of democracy. Four human-rights and pro-democracy ...

  7. Pro-democracy camp is accused of causing a state of anarchy

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The pro-democracy camp was accused of creating 'a state of anarchy' in Legco and warned not to complain if the central government intervened further in Hong Kong ... is a solemn place. The tribute to Zhao caused a state of anarchy in the legislature. But it was a good lesson for Hong Kong people.' Dr Wu said the pro-democracy lawmakers had shown disrespect ...

  8. Mock referendum to highlight democracy call at July 1 march

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... matter whether 1,000 or 10,000 people turn up because they all represent the general public's wish for full democracy.' Although the official theme of the march will be to demand ... the failed campaign by pro-democracy legislators to push for an official referendum on universal suffrage earlier this year. 'It gives them a chance to experience participating ...

  9. 18,000 on march to get vote on democracy

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... for universal suffrage,' said front member Gary Fan Kwok-wai. It will be the first opportunity for Hong Kong people to voice their views in a large-scale mock referendum. Permanent residents aged ... and 17 or who are not permanent residents can express their preferences in provisional ballots. The group's convenor, Chong Yiu-kwong, said: 'We hope the people of Hong Kong can ...

  10. Democracy moves face three-year delay

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law Committee member and University of Hong Kong law professor Albert Chen Hung-yee said the mini-constitution 'stated clearly' that a chief executive's term lasted five years. ... As the present Election Committee's term expires on July 13, Professor Chen said a new committee might need to be formed if the election was held after that. Mr Ng, also a Hong Kong deputy ...




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