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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Young should take real risks before fighting for democracy

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... your subjects had low expectations of you, it was easy to meet them. Native entrepreneurship was what made Hong Kong great. Its disappearance will spell the city's decline. Because you couldn't rely on the Brits to take care of you, you had to take care of yourself. That was how Hong Kong got rich- entrepreneurship- thanks to enterprising Chinese, Indian, Pakistani and other ...

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    Hong Kong's widening wealth gap needs home-grown solution

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Equality needs home-grown solution Some of the most deep-seated problems plaguing Hong Kong today- extreme social and income inequalities- are not something ... and in 2001, it was 0.525. A study by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service using official figures estimates Hong Kong has 1.15 million people living in poverty, equivalent to 16 per cent ...

  3. Question of the week: Do you support universal suffrage for Hong Kong?

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or social status. I support universal suffrage for Hong Kong. Everyone has the right to vote and voice their opinions in public. Everyone is equal. No matter who you are, if you are living in Hong Kong, you are part of Hong Kong society. So why can't we choose our own leader? Once there is universal suffrage, we can choose the chief executive and Legco members. The government ...

  4. HK's 'grandfather of democracy' dies at 87

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... advocate of democracy, leading a seven-member delegation to London in May 1984 to lobby for an elected government in Hong Kong before the resumption of Chinese sovereignty in Hong Kong. 'If we described Martin Lee as the 'father of democracy' in Hong Kong, Dr Ding should be remembered as the 'grandfather of democracy',' Mr Ho said. Dr Ding, who emigrated to San ...

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    Where's Hong Kong's diversity pledge?

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... Kerry Kennedy says ethnic minorities in Hong Kong won't see their potential fully developed- for their own benefit and society's- if multiculturalism remains a policy ... estrangement and help ethnic minorities, especially the younger generation, integrate into the local community". Does this mean Hong Kong is likely to see the endorsement of multiculturalism ...

  6. Young rally for democracy in Macau

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dynamics, the protest organiser. The government plans to add two directly-elected and two indirectly-elected legislative seats- similar to functional constituencies in Hong Kong- to the present 29 ... to a media-commissioned poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong, Yu said. Protesters singled out TDM, Macau's public service broadcaster, for heavily censoring its coverage of the political reforms ...

  7. Hong Kong 'still has problems'

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... and political commentators had been intimidated. The US government stressed its support for democracy and activities to strengthen civil society in Hong Kong. Reacting to the report, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said China opposed irresponsible remarks by other countries. He said Hong Kong's democracy had made great progress since reunification and that progress would continue. ...

  8. Vindicating June 4 movement not in Hong Kong's interest at the moment

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of contention. Unfortunately in Hong Kong, this is not the case. The opposition hopes to gain public attention and sympathy by being controversial and at times outrageous. In mature democracies ... years ago, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was a civil servant serving his political master, the British colonial government. Today, as head of the Hong Kong government, he is responsible for the overall ...

  9. Path to democracy

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... democratisation process has been happening in Hong Kong, with China heading in the same direction. With the freedom allowed by 'one country, two systems' and the Basic Law, Hong Kong - if left ... by Hong Kong, and the rise of its own middle-class economy, China can be encouraged to move faster along this path. Rushing us along unnecessarily at this critical moment could derail the process ...

  10. Democracy activists consider options for 'worst-case scenario'

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... - that someone anti-China would be elected as chief executive. People in Hong Kong are not so stupid as to choose someone too radical,' the activist said. Another democrat said that apart from ... Although the pro-democracy camp has sought to present a united front in demanding direct elections, several of its members are privately discussing their options if the demand ...




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