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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    China's ambassador to UK accuses Chris Patten of 'rank hypocrisy' about Hong Kong democracy

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com It is the “rankest hypocrisy” for people such as former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten to criticise China for failing to introduce democracy to Hong Kong ... China for any perceived failings to introduce democracy.” He also emphasised that the constitutional basis of democracy in Hong Kong must be the Basic Law, not the Sino-British Joint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593914/chinas-ambassador-uk-accuses-chris-patten-rank-hypocrisy-about-hong
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:42pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam criticises pan-democrats' pledge to veto political reform Actions of the minority are a threat to Hong Kong's stability Democracy ... for the 2017 chief executive election- which Beijing has laid out in a framework, allowing Hong Kong people "one man, one vote"- they will still vote down the package in the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593137/minoritys-push-ideal-democracy-endangers-hong-kongs-stability
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong won't be fooled by Beijing's offer of warped democracy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Stephen Vines

    ... for confrontation to bring Hong Kong people under control. Anyone naive enough to imagine that this will be limited to imposing a phony form of democracy clearly knows nothing about how dictators work. Beijing and its supporters in Hong Kong are fundamentally on the wrong side of history. It is quite conceivable that they can win this battle for suppressing democracy but they will lose the war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1590822/hong-kong-wont-be-fooled-beijings-offer-warped-democracy
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Hong Kong's democracy fighters stumble from defeat to defeat

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:51pm by Michael Chugani

    ... for Hong Kong democracy or against China's Communist Party. Blurring the line between the two was their greatest folly. It is none of our business that China is a one-party state, yet our democracy fighters made it their business. If they had limited their fight to just democracy for Hong Kong, Beijing may not have taken such a harsh line over political reforms. But they linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1585738/hong-kongs-democracy-fighters-stumble-defeat-defeat
  5. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION 2017

    Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa says 2017 vote will be ‘real’ democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:20pm by gary cheung and stuart lau

    ... unity Seize this chance for democracy,Tung urges Tung says Hong Kong will usher in a new chapter in history in 2017 written by the people of Hong Kong. Welcomes NPC framework, says election ... of the Alliance for True Democracy, saying: "Hong Kong people can't accept a reform model without a democratic element." Anson Chan Fang On-sang, who served as chief secretary under Tung, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584487/former-leader-tung-chee-hwa-says-2017-vote-will-be-real-and
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:50pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... sad day for Hong Kong' Calling it a “sad day for Hong Kong” one of the world’s prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying ... a timetable toward democracy, and frankly, not even an effort to gesture toward democracy Professor Larry Diamond “This is a sad day for Hong Kong, and for democracy,” Professor Larry Diamond, senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583062/sad-day-hong-kong-and-democracy-scholar-slams-beijings-reform
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... on about international standards. But it's a city election, not a country's. There is no higher arbiter or authority than Beijing to decide what form of democracy Hong Kong can have. ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cool heads needed to get Hong Kong on the right path towards democracy

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... of autonomy, turning a deaf ear to people's demands for democracy, and quietly eroding Hong Kong's freedom of expression. So, the argument goes, it's now or never between purgatory ... to the so-called "international standards of democracy"? Perhaps not. But, in terms of democratic legitimacy, this is infinitely better than any system Hong Kong has had. From Beijing's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579312/cool-heads-needed-get-hong-kong-right-path-towards-democracy
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:05pm by Chang Ping

    ... As part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has been administered in a way no worse than Hong Kong has under Chinese rule. Certainly, it has had more autonomy than the so-called autonomous regions ... not be as galling to the Chinese government as independence for Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan or Hong Kong, but it is still seen as a disruptive force that threatens unity and stability, to be condemned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593789/scottish-exercise-democracy-becomes-anti-democracy-fodder-chinese-press
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Judging by our youth, Hong Kong is ready for democracy

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says a debate on Occupy Central shows why change is needed Young, bright and ready for democracy in Hong Kong The Foreign Correspondents' Club organised ... or serving journalists were pitted against three members of the schools debating team, which represents Hong Kong in international events. To spice things up, the "oldies" were arguing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564376/judging-our-youth-hong-kong-ready-democracy

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