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  1. Editor's picks: Fun watches

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Forget jelly shoes, this jelly watch made from silicone comes in an eye-popping shade of red. The strap is interchangeable so you can experiment with different colours. Time Only watch (HK$1,778) by Toywatch from Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 8982 Get you ...

  2. 5 great: Watches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... This style immediately stands out for its bright colour and cool design. The transparent watch face reveals its inner mechanisms, while a rectangular piece of plastic fastens on top with four large Swarovski crystals. Adesso watch (HK$6,190) by VaBene fro ...

  3. Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inmates to prisons in America. Democracy is a basic human right. It is a fallacy to say that, because Britain did not grant Hong Kong people democracy, China is right to deny such a basic right ... rights, it should be demolished. If a democracy has imperfections and shortcomings, one should denounce them. Ms Lam says that, because the judiciary predominately uses English, Hong Kong ...

  4. The rich and powerful exploit so-called democratic systems

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prepare for that possibility. I would hope that democracy in Hong Kong would not go the same way as modern 'democracies', where people are just now realising that their vote has no power ... I am afraid that Stephen Chan ('Skewed view of democracy', July 14) and Reuben Tuck ('Tyranny ends when leaders are accountable', July 15) express hopes but not facts ...

  5. Tsang sleeps well, having 'done his part' for democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Despite being 'sandwiched' between Beijing and the people of Hong Kong, the chief executive says he is sleeping well because he has done his bit for democracy ... for the 2017 chief executive election. The chief executive, he lamented, would always be 'sandwiched' between being loyal to Beijing and being accountable to the Hong Kong people. He said his ...

  6. No place at the liaison office for 'Goddess of Democracy', police say

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be placed in front of the central government's Hong Kong liaison office. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China had asked to be allowed to place ... of the alliance's events and influence this year. He cited Thursday's forum at the University of Hong Kong in which a mainland exchange student boldly declared: 'Not a drop of blood was spilled ...

  7. By-elections are a bump on road to democracy: Beijing

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong has told supporters in the city. Peng Qinghua discussed the possible impact of the resignations with nearly 30 pro-government lawmakers at a dinner ... said Michael Tien was more likely to be chosen, and would run in New Territories West. After the meeting, Ip Kwok-him, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong ...

  8. Tsang urged to 'show courage' to Beijing on full-democracy issue

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should show courage and tell Beijing that Hong Kong people want full democracy as soon as possible, a lawmaker says. Veteran ... said he would not try to persuade Beijing to allow full democracy in Hong Kong sooner than the date it had decided in 2007- that is, direct elections for the chief executive in 2017 ...

  9. Obama's inauguration shows the power of genuine democracy

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... like to see these qualities come to the fore again. I will be on the July 1 [pro-democracy] march again. On the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, I wish Chief ... On Tuesday, we will witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. This happens at a time when Hong Kong is still electing its chief executive through ...

  10. No guarantee of rule of law and freedom without full democracy

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his column ('Icing on the cake', July 21), Michael Chugani says: 'Hong Kong's problem is not that we desperately need democracy. We simply need the icing ... society than wait for the icing on Hong Kong's democracy cake, because that extra icing is what Hong Kong desperately needs in order to become a better place to live. Yes, we can settle ...




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