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  1. Democracy not possible unless Beijing trusts Hong Kong people

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Chugani thinks democracy had already won simply because the Hong Kong Island Legco by-election threw up two charismatic candidates whose shifting fortunes virtually guaranteed ... stressed the importance of her ties with Beijing to help achieve democracy for Hong Kong. Hong Kong is ready for universal suffrage and the crux of the matter is whether the central government ...

  2. Will Hong Kong ever have democracy?

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... for 'no to democracy'. This makes it crystal clear that Hong Kong will never see democracy as long as China's own power system under the Communist Party remains unchanged and barring ... or whether it will happen at all. One thing, however, is certain. The longer this is delayed, the less likely it is for Hong Kong to lead the change. It is a matter of age and attitude of the Hong ...

  3. Hong Kong could be a beacon of democracy for the mainland

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'pragmatic' switch of position to 2012. However, her 2017 fallback option remains a concern to me- Hong Kong already has pragmatism in abundance. Our political leaders ought to sell the vision of a democratic Hong Kong. We should be trailblazing for the mainland, promoting faster growth, higher efficiency, lower corruption, and better human rights on the mainland. The rule of law, press ...

  4. Hong Kong people are mature enough for real democracy

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The green paper on constitutional reforms is designed to please the mainland authorities, rather than fulfil the Hong Kong people's desire for democracy. Beijing and our own chief ... Hong Kong, it keeps moving the goalposts. In his fine article, Stephen Vines said that 'the level of debate on democratic reform has been reduced to farce as the opponents of change ...

  5. Beijing gives first hint on democracy by 2017

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... office in Hong Kong was quoted yesterday by Xinhua saying Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's judgment on the issue in his report to Beijing fully reflected the aspirations of the Hong ... of being accepted by the majority. 'This analysis and judgment fully reflects the aspirations of Hong Kong people and various sectors in the city,' the liaison office official was quoted ...

  6. One-party dominance could be the bleak future for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last month's district council elections were hailed as a victory for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and for the pro-China independents. ... parties in Hong Kong. Had the democratic camp possessed such huge resources, the election results would have been quite different. What we are witnessing now is the 'Singaporeanisation' ...

  7. Getting universal suffrage in Hong Kong is only a first step

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under the Basic Law, all Hong Kong citizens will, eventually, be able to elect their chief executive and legislators. In the past decade, there has been much discussion on universal ... people to rule Hong Kong, people who can enjoy the support of the citizens of this city. No matter which side you support, you have to feel sure the candidate you are going to vote for will make ...

  8. Victory for pro-democracy camp

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has come to a new beginning,' she said. 'The result of this election indicates that Hong Kong people are anxious to push forward on democracy. We think we're ready to implement ... for her victory and praised the part Mrs Ip played in the 'well run' election, which showed Hong Kong was ready for full democracy. Viewpoint 'I think people made up their minds ...

  9. Why wait for democracy when we can make changes now?

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Kobler expresses surprise that Donald Tsang Yam-kuen perceives democracy as a threat ('Democracy is essential for Hong Kong', October 29). Why? Beijing has made no secret ... for? Emulating American politicians and their petty bickering will not help Hong Kong. Democracy is not a magic wand to make all our problems go away. Hong Kong's current administration ...

  10. Beijing tipped for February statement on democracy

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Denise Hung Beijing is likely to make clear its stance on Hong Kong's pace of democracy in February ahead of the National People's Congress' new term, which ... chance' that universal suffrage could be attained in 2012. He said Beijing could spell out its views on a suitable time for Hong Kong to attain full democracy after receiving the government's ...




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