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  1. Party democracy has proved to be a failure for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but for the greater good of Hong Kong. The party system has proved to be a failure in this city. The situation will not improve under full democracy. The dominant party would become, in effect, ... Having listened to the debates on democratic reforms, I have found that the main point is being missed. No government can operate in Hong Kong unless there is a balance between rich ...

  2. Bids to thwart democracy march will lift numbers, organisers say

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong. Tam Chun-yin, of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said organisers had already submitted their application for the march to police and expected to have discussions with the force ... statue has since been returned to activists for tonight's candle-light vigil in Victoria Park, but its sculptor, Chen Weiming, was denied entry into Hong Kong on Wednesday. But Secretary ...

  3. Students may make own democracy statue

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Chinese University students and alumni may make their own version of the Goddess of Democracy statue for the campus. The idea was raised at yesterday's RTHK City Forum, ... it was technically impractical. The piece will remain in front of the Goddess of Democracy statue. Student union president Eric Lai Yan-ho said the group was liaising with alumni planning to raise funds ...

  4. Democracy rally stand-off ends in arrest of student

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... House in Central calling for full democracy in Hong Kong. Minor scuffles broke out as some activists tried to break the police barricade and force their way to the main entrance of Chief ... The confrontation followed what the police had said was an illegal protest by the young activists, who marched from the University of Hong Kong to the central government's liaison office in Western. ...

  5. Road to democracy

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... April 2004 National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee rules out universal suffrage in 2007 December 2005 Legco vetoes 2007 reform package, which would have added five seats each to functional and geographical constituencies December 2007 NPC ...

  6. The rights and wrongs of pushing for full democracy now

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anything to help Hong Kong progress towards democracy. Also, it is insulting for Mr Tsang to compare Hongkongers with those in Thailand and the Philippines. Has he forgotten that on July 1, 2003, ... for Hong Kong. Our mini-constitution, the Basic Law, is amended arbitrarily and unilaterally. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and its pro-government allies have ...

  7. No big rush for democracy

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... the resignations seriously, or will they cause the central government to lose what little faith it had in implementing full democracy in Hong Kong? The general consensus is, whatever happens, Beijing ... the central government is intent on delaying full democracy for Hong Kong, and if we don't fight for it now, we may never get it. Another argument for early universal suffrage ...

  8. Pro-democracy lawmakers win back seats in by-elections

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Chan in Hong Kong Island, Leung in New Territories East and Albert Chan in New Territories West each won more than 100,000 votes. Leong in Kowloon East won 82,000 ballots while Wong in Kowloon West secured more than 60,000. The five lawmakers had resigned to trigger the by-elections which they saw as a platform for the public to vote on whether Hong Kong should push for swifter ...

  9. US consul general talks democracy

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... although how this is achieved is up to Hong Kong. Making his first public remarks as the new consul general at an American Chamber of Commerce lunch, Young said the city's people and government recognised that the mainland is a 'player' in Hong Kong's affairs under the 'one country, two systems' principle. 'Hong Kong now has the opportunity to make ...

  10. HK people called on to fight for democracy

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Fanny W.Y. Fung Hong Kong people should fight for genuine democracy by voting in a 'referendum' for universal suffrage, the Civic Party and the League of Social ... But the groups rejected the criticism, including an accusation that they are seeking independence for Hong Kong. 'We are calling for the introduction of genuine universal suffrage and the abolition ...




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