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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. Voting rights

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

    ... In February Beijing is expected to give its verdict on the pace of democracy in Hong Kong. What sort of timetable do you think it will come up with for universal suffrage? Could it be attained by 2012? Write to us. ...

  4. What they said

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'In the July 1 [2003] rally, Hong Kong people united to create a miracle. Today, we have to apply the dedication we used to oppose Article 23 to fight for universal suffrage in 2012.' Mrs ... On democracy Mrs Chan: 'I don't mind how many of my former colleagues support me. But I do mind that under the current political atmosphere, one needs a lot of courage to support ...

  5. Selfish interests

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and people's livelihoods. But that question should not be debated in the abstract: in Hong Kong, it's difficult not to acknowledge such a link. Since the handover, the Hong Kong government has ... cholesterol, calcium and dietary fibre content is related to coronary disease and colorectal cancer. The government defends itself by saying Hong Kong should not move faster than the European Union ...

  6. Frontier plans 3-pronged poll attack

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

    ... City Road, where they would remain for two to three hours, said Ms Lau. But the waters immediately surrounding the venue, which is close to Hong Kong International Airport, are part ... Shuk-ming, had nominated Mr Tsang for the top job. Ms Tang said both candidates did not have any detailed plan for IT development in Hong Kong in their election platforms. She said the next chief ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Keep functional constituencies- they are a key to full democracy

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... candidates have wide support and real legitimacy. We are confident that current conditions in Hong Kong are favourable for implementing universal suffrage for choosing the chief executive. Functional ... in 2016. A universal suffrage system can be based on geographical or functional representation. In Hong Kong, some one-person-one-vote functional sectors- such as engineering- are often more ...

  9. We should make the most of the right to vote

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parties appealed yesterday for electors to exercise their right to vote. The latest University of Hong Kong poll suggested fears of a low turnout might be unfounded, with 76 per cent ... of their districts. Whatever their limitations, the district council polls are, in many ways, the most democratic elections we have in Hong Kong. Winning candidates are directly elected in small ...

  10. Appeal to district voters amid turnout fears

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... impression that their passion for Hong Kong has reduced.' Pan-democrats were the big winners four years ago in the aftermath of the 500,000-strong pro-democracy march on July 1 of that year. ... 'This is the first round in the battle for democracy. Whether Hong Kong wants democracy or to be ruled by Beijing loyalists depends on your vote,' Mr Lee said. Tam Yiu-chung, chairman ...




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