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  1. Referendum law proposed to force the suffrage issue

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... a referendum to be conducted if a petition is signed by 5 per cent of Hong Kong's registered voters and authenticated by the Electoral Affairs Commission. The bill has virtually no chance of being ... the details in due course,' Mr Leung said. In the highly unlikely event that it became law, any Hong Kong permanent resident or organisation could demand a referendum by gathering the support ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'One man, one vote' urged for 2017 chief executive panel

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung

    ... The Alliance for True Democracy also proposes that a candidate with the support of at least an eighth of nominating committee members, or with nominations from a certain proportion of the city's voters, should be able to stand for the top job. These were among seven initial views on Hong Kong's first election under universal suffrage endorsed last night by the alliance, formed by 27 ...

  3. Focus on border ties, legislators urged

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... mainland official said yesterday. Li Gang, deputy director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, said it was understandable that the lawmakers were invited to visit ... plan to raise issues such as Hong Kong's constitutional development and the central government's verdict on the Tiananmen Square crackdown. All 60 lawmakers have been invited to join ...

  4. Tiananmen issue splits lawmakers on delta trip

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... the June 4 issue during the trip. I think our stance on the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 is very clear.' However, the party did plan to raise the issues of political reform in Hong Kong, economic co-operation and the safety of the mainland's freshwater fish. Fellow pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan- a member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic ...

  5. Door open for more democrat visits

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... trips to the mainland in the near future after the chief executive and the mainland's top diplomat in Hong Kong described the lawmakers' ice-breaking visit to the Pearl River Delta as a 'good start'. Speaking after his arrival back in Hong Kong last night, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the two-day trip by 59 lawmakers had laid the foundation for similar mainland tours ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Will Hong Kong accept universal suffrage in 2017, in hope of increased democracy later?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:36am by Gary Cheung

    ... the chief executive nominating committee be more representative? “We believe most Hong Kong people are pragmatic and want early introduction of ‘one man, one vote’.” Lam stressed in an article ... the chief executive by 'one person, one vote' in 2017,” she wrote. However, the government source agreed that a hardline stance from the Standing Committee would limit the Hong Kong ...

  7. Activists unite in left-wing coalition

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Outspoken former radio host Wong Yuk-man plans to form a left-wing coalition with a group of pro-democracy activists to fight for the rights of the working class. The group, ... but that it would be more organised than pro-democracy groupings such as The Frontier. Wong told the South China Morning Post he would help train new politicians to stand in the district council elections. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats' proposal may run into brick wall

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung

    ... for consensus, and for pushing forward democratisation in Hong Kong   The Standing Committee said the composition of the nominating committee could draw reference from the existing 1,200-strong Election ... bodies; legislators, district councillors and Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress. Each sector has 300 committee members. Leung, a former secretary for justice, earlier ...

  9. Democrats could be ignored on reforms

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... would need at least six votes from the 25-strong pro-democracy camp. There has been speculation that in exchange for the democrats' support, the government would scrap appointed seats ... councils in exchange for support from the pro-democracy camp. 'The government would not bother to do so because it is confident of winning enough votes in Legco to get the bill passed,' ...

  10. 'Welfarism' dangers seen on the path to democracy

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Members of a government-appointed panel exploring the path to universal suffrage agree Hong Kong should maintain its capitalist system while evolving to full democracy, with some warning of the danger of 'welfarism' during the process. Members agreed to take into account the implications of attaining full democracy on Hong Kong's economic development ...




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