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  1. Question of the week: Is Hong Kong ready for democracy?

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Janet Tang Man-wai, 17 SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Yes, Hong Kong is ready. A society needs to be economically, socially and culturally suitable for democracy. A strong ... the government. These play an important role in democracy. Hong Kong has a lot of these organisations, such as the Civil Human Rights Front. They did a good job in supervising the government, especially ...

  2. Hong Kong not ready for democracy: Regina Ip

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Savantas Policy Institute, said that, while she supported democracy in Hong Kong, she would not advocate setting a date by which universal suffrage should be achieved. 'Calling for [democracy by] a certain date is easy, you just need to go out on to the street and shout some slogans,' she said. 'Hong Kong needs to take the next step towards democracy soon. But one ...

  3. Democracy in Hong Kong: wrestling with the demon

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in part due to the 'marginalisation of the study of history in Hong Kong' ('The democracy demon', July 15). That was certainly not my impression. Whether they were marching ... 'intelligentsia', I have read enough to agree with him. Hong Kong's politicians are naive if they believe that universal suffrage means real democracy, which in Greek means 'people's ...

  4. Hong Kong can be trusted with democracy

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University's law school, broke new ground by laying down six preconditions for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Veteran Basic Law drafter Xu Chongde questioned democracy's value and argued ... further obstacles in the way of progress. Professor Wang's assertion that Hong Kong is not ready for democracy is difficult to accept. Our city complies with the standards generally applied ...

  5. Tsang owes Hong Kong and UN answers on democracy

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the Hong Kong government a year to report back on the measures it intends to take to introduce universal suffrage, in line with its ... as 1995 that Hong Kong should conform to Article 25 of the covenant, which says that every citizen has the right 'to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall ...

  6. Hong Kong people ready for democracy

    Posted Jan 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with little respect for the law. Today, Hong Kong's level of education, income and lawfulness meet or exceed that of most countries. If we are not now ready for democracy, nobody ever was, is, ... in the way Hong Kong is run, or both? CHRIS MADEN, Tsuen Wan Fight for women If Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is such a great campaigner for democracy, as a letter-writer enthused, he is fighting ...

  7. A lesson in freedom- courtesy of HK

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hong Kong has a thing or two to teach about democracy. Or at least that's what the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University, Canada, believes. ... policymakers should review the lessons learned by some of the world's newest democracies. The Hong Kong case study says the city needs to develop a competitive party system to facilitate change. ...

  8. First bite of HK's democracy cherry

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the region. It is plain to see that, under the disguise of democracy, political parties are seeking to gain control of Hong Kong as soon as possible. Whether their leaders can competently lead us into greater prosperity alongside China, for the benefit of our people, is less clear. Hong Kong should beware. Chugani thinks people want the icing on their democratic cake soon; I think pro-democracy ...

  9. Faster pace needed on road to democracy

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's journey on the road to democracy has been so slow that any sign of progress, however small, is welcome. The government's release of 'possible models' ... consultation. Sadly, none of the models suggested can be put in place for the election of the chief executive next year. This was ruled out by Beijing, and the Hong Kong government's much more ...

  10. Icing on Hong Kong's democratic cake

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... legislation and outrage at China's stalling of democracy for Hong Kong. But, like so many others, he saw Mr Tung as Beijing's yes-man, and since he could not oust him through the ballot box, ... is not a cure-all, yet there is no better system of government. While Hong Kong- with its existing freedoms- isn't urgently in need of democracy, we should still have it. The question is when. A good ...




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